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Old March 13, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Im looking at buying a NAS. i have spent hours trying to find the right one as this is my first NAS purchase. However, even though they all say a storage size (200GB, 500GB, 1TB) none of them seen to mention a HD. Are these devices bought harddriveless and you have to put your own raw hd in them to store stuff.

also, are either of these a good purchase:

*ZyXEL NSA221 2-bay Network Attached Storage and Media Server

*NETGEAR Stora 2-Bay 1 TB (1 x 1 TB) Network Attached Storage MS2110
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Old March 13, 2012, 09:03 AM
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I have a D-Link 325 2 bay NAS at home. I set it up through the web gui as a DLNA media server to stream videos to a PS3. So that is rather handy. It has support for raid 0 and 1. I'm pretty happy with it.
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Old March 13, 2012, 11:09 AM
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It depends on how far you want to take it.. do you plan to constantly having to add stuff to the drive and run out of space soon?

if you know you can live with 2 bay , then there are tons of choices

let me know what your requirements are and what you plan to use the NAS for and I can offer you my opinion

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Old March 13, 2012, 11:16 AM
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I just want a central location for my documents, pictures and music. plus something i can constantly sync my phones and comps to.

but i dont want to spend 200 buck if i have buy the hard drives seperate.
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Old March 13, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I just want a central location for my documents, pictures and music. plus something i can constantly sync my phones and comps to.

but i dont want to spend 200 buck if i have buy the hard drives seperate.
hard drives themselves cost at leat $150-$200 for a pair..

almost all the NAS doesn't come with drives.. except for buffalo station ones and maybe the WD ones.. but they are more $$$

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Old March 13, 2012, 12:50 PM
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For almost any NAS, you need to purchase your own drives. Since you're looking for something substantially simpler, WD and some other companies sell external hard drives with ethernet ports which seem to be exactly what you're looking for!
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