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Old December 15, 2010, 01:01 PM
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I've been using WHS for last couple of months. It works awesome and it's great and all. I did plan to upgrade but MS decision to exclude Drive Extender changed my mind.

I've previously considered FreeNAS and some other OS that are out there.

I'm just interested in what is your storage solution other than pre-built NAS box?
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Old December 15, 2010, 01:08 PM
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I use two Sans Digital TR8M-B's with 14TB each using a RocketRAID 2314 fakeRAID controller. Each of them is just a JBOD. Once a day Synctoy syncs the data between the two.
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Old December 15, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Wow, I'm way behind the times, but I use a Seagate Momentus XT for my main drive and a WD Black for photos/videos/etc. You guys are way ahead of me! I may invest in a NAS soon.
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Old December 15, 2010, 01:23 PM
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lowfat.
That's actually an interesting way to do it albeit costly.

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NAS is good because all the data is centralized and can be shared in a network, I think that's the biggest benefit.
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Old December 15, 2010, 01:35 PM
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lowfat.
That's actually an interesting way to do it albeit costly.
It is definitely cheaper than buy a 16 drive (pretty sure they don't even exist)
Not to mention I am not really a fan of a NAS. Don't really see the point of them unless you run multiple computers and always shut them down when not in use.
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Old December 15, 2010, 01:41 PM
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i just run esata storage because i don't use them all the time. have 6tb of wdears makes it easy for me and i use blackx esata so nothing else needed and the wdears run cool and all i need to buy is more hd's when i run out of space.
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Old December 15, 2010, 02:48 PM
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I wish I had gone lowfats route, instead I basically just bought several enclosures that fit 1 or 2 drives and my biggest enclosure is a usb 3.0 media sonic 4 bay. I don't got anything for raid, I just sort of manually copy files and make doubles of what I really need backed up, some stuff I don't have back ups yet cause half of my hard drives are in the living room waiting to be moved to my room. Also I have 31TB of storage currently.
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