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Old 03-22-2007, 08:36 AM   #1
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network storage recommendations


I am looking for a backup solution for a few machines on my network. I'm considering an arrayed solution such as the Lacie fw800

the only problem with this is that it is usb only when ideally I need NAS.
Could anybody recommend any hardware that will store at least 1TB that they know is decent?

ps i'm probably going to use backup2l (

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You're probably better off just building your own machine with a BOD (Bunch of Disks) instead of going with this Lacie you mentioned or anything similiar that uses USB which will be slower than my grandma on her good days.
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Buy a microATX motherboard, use an AMD Sempron, and Hitachi's 1 TB hard drive. One problem, Hitachi's 1 TB hard drive will be out in a few weeks to a month, so you have to wait. The estimate price of the 1 TB hard drive will be $400.

The Lacie unit is for both USB and IEEE-1394 (aka Firewire). You can hook it up to any computer that has either one of these connections and setup SNFS or SAMBA.

I use MediaMax (aka Streamload) for off-site backups.


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