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# 21200 18-Apr-2008 15:57
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Hi there,

Storage requirements at home are hitting critical mass so it's time for me to build a home NAS (Network Attached Storage).

Has anyone done the same or done some research I can steal ?

I'm after a small case, that is quiet, not got a huge power supply, can hold a small motherboard (maybe ITX) and can hold about 4 hard drives.

I want to be able to shove it in a cupboard, attach it to the LAN and forget about it .. so the less fans and other moving parts (excepting the disks :-) the better.

Any pointers ?



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  # 124800 18-Apr-2008 16:28
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  # 124821 18-Apr-2008 18:31
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I've got a D-Link DNS-323 myself at home.
It can only take two SATA HDDs but with 1TB drives available now that should be plenty for most people.

I originally had 2x320GB hdds setup as a JBOD drive so gave me 640GB space.
I have just last week upgraded to 2x750GB hdds and setup them up in a RAID1 config as the wife was starting to get a bit worried about backups of all our photos etc.

It also has a USB port on it that you can attach a printer to for sharing on the network.
There is also a hacked firmware available (can't remember where I saw it) but I haven't been game enough to try it.

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