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  Reply # 176202 5-Nov-2008 21:29
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It's a nice looking case but doesn't the BM639 only have one 3.5" internal HDD bay?

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  Reply # 176215 5-Nov-2008 21:49
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I can put one HDD in the CD drive area once I'm done with it. Or if I really want to keep the CD drive I can just do esata as I have a spare HDD caddy. But I think I'll just chuck it in there so its all in one.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 176229 5-Nov-2008 23:06
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What NAS To Buy?Posted by CmdrTaco on Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:31 AM
http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/30/1411229

It is a great read, the comments. I nearly cried after drawing up the plans, costing all the parts and then being denied by my handbrake.


In the end I was given permission to buy a optical Bay HDD caddy http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_27
So that I could drop a second HDD into my laptop.. went with one of these... based on cost only (*sob* no 7200rpm for me) Western Digital Scorpio 2.5" 120GB EIDE 5400RPM 8MB Hard Drive

At least now I can have a large amount of VM's being accessed from a different drive than the one my boot OSs reside on.

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  Reply # 176306 6-Nov-2008 15:05
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I see the 'My World Book II' from western digital gets ok reviews, but also some crappy ones. Seems thrid part software is required for most stuff and some web registrations...although seems the 'commuity' of users have made the device even better with some hacks, tips, tricks and tutorials: http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/hacks-and-howto


I'm checking out the d-link uits mentioned above by they may fall a little higher than i wanted to spend.
Thanks for all the comments

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  Reply # 176554 7-Nov-2008 10:24
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lapimate: I have read elsewhere that it is recommended to use "Enterprise" spec. hard disk drives (engineered for 24/7 reliability) in NASs, rather than "Desktop" spec.

Any advice/comments?


There's not such thing as an "enterprise" disk for the home market.  The only difference some manufacturers do is offer an extended warrenty for some of their drives .. maybe they test them better but I doubt it :-)
Even on the big storage gear (EMC, NetApp etc)  that use SATA drives, they'll cover themselves buy telling you not to use them for certain tasks. ie. don;t use SATA for Exchange or an Oracle database that sort of thing.

If you want "Enterprise" then you'll be heading down the SCSI, SAS or Fibre Channel route = $$$$ :-)

If you'd like to keep your data safe, then make sure you mirror your disks (RAID-1), and implement a regular backup regime and copy your data somewhere else .. DVD's, tape, someone elses computer ... I use www.Mozy.com myself to backup over the interweb the things I cannot replace.

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  Reply # 176557 7-Nov-2008 10:34
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Yes... always remember that RAID is not a backup solution.

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  Reply # 177140 10-Nov-2008 15:00
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Mark: ... The only difference some manufacturers do is offer an extended warrenty for some of their drives ...

Thanks. However here are some references which indicate the matter might not be as simple as that, rather that there are differences in disk internal error correction implementation to consider, particularly re RAID operation.
Network storage drive or Normal PC drive...: http://www.synology.com/enu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4067
DS-207+ hard disk selection (HDD internal error correction):  http://www.synology.com/enu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5524

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  Reply # 177181 10-Nov-2008 17:32
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lapimate:
Mark: ... The only difference some manufacturers do is offer an extended warrenty for some of their drives ...

Thanks. However here are some references which indicate the matter might not be as simple as that, rather that there are differences in disk internal error correction implementation to consider, particularly re RAID operation.
Network storage drive or Normal PC drive...: http://www.synology.com/enu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4067
DS-207+ hard disk selection (HDD internal error correction):  http://www.synology.com/enu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5524

Well OK, feel free to spend more money on "enterprise" models, me I'll just lean on experiences.
Mark



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  Reply # 177185 10-Nov-2008 17:54
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Mark: ... The only difference some manufacturers do is offer an extended warrenty for some of their drives ...


According to this article there are some differences, aparently a higher rotational vibration tolerance and reliability, but basically it just means there's a higher average amount  of time between failures. Personally I'll spend less on a drive and upgrade it more often, the rate at which hard disk sizes are increasing I believe it'll work out cheaper.

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  Reply # 179088 20-Nov-2008 15:03
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I have a kurobox Pro (and used to have the kurobox HG).  Its not just my NAS tho, its a running debian, with asterisk and freepbx gui,lighttpd, openvpn, pptp vpn, samba, torrentflux, and a few other things.

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  Reply # 179097 20-Nov-2008 15:30
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>and a few other things

You did an install world on debian didn't you? (*chuckle*

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  Reply # 179105 20-Nov-2008 16:03
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FredDag: >and a few other things

You did an install world on debian didn't you? (*chuckle*

Fred


hehe yeah.  Its amazing how well the system runs on a little arm cpu.  My only problem is because its arm instead of x86 I cant use g729 digium license but then the cpu probably couldnt transcode a call and do a heck of a lot else so maybe not a big deal.

I have thought about an eebox as a nice replacement but cant really justfiy it yet since the kurobox really does do everything I want and I know which one will have the best power usage.

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  Reply # 179107 20-Nov-2008 16:20
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It looks like a nice little unit, where did you get it from?

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