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Great deal on NAS

Postby Diamond Dog » July 18th, 2013, 2:08 pm

For those you you that have been following, I was trying to find a way to stream to 2 AIOS's. Only a NAS device worked with Blu Ray ISO's.

I think it would be great on this board if people posted various deals they find for related items. Hard Drives, NAS, fast routers, whatever.

Anyway, I bought this model for $99.00 which is a good deal. It works really good and their tech support is open 24/7

The price just dropped to $89.00

http://microcenter.com/product/405722/L ... _%28NAS%29

Hope this is beneficial to someone
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Re: Great deal on NAS

Postby aasoror » July 18th, 2013, 2:26 pm

Nice find.
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Re: Great deal on NAS

Postby Diamond Dog » July 18th, 2013, 2:29 pm

I get about 67 MB/sec through Samba

Imagine if it was NFS!

Really pleased with it
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Re: Great deal on NAS

Postby aasoror » July 18th, 2013, 2:35 pm

Diamond Dog » July 18th, 2013, 5:29 pm wrote:I get about 67 MB/sec through Samba

Imagine if it was NFS!

Really pleased with it


I did tell you thats the proper way to do it didn't I ? :)
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Re: Great deal on NAS

Postby Diamond Dog » July 18th, 2013, 6:24 pm

2 TB WD Green drives are on sales as well at Microcenter $79.00

http://microcenter.com/product/347237/W ... AAY0020HNC
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Re: Great deal on NAS

Postby Diamond Dog » July 25th, 2013, 10:06 pm

3tb Iomega NAS with free shipping $110. Expires July 31

http://dealnews.com/Iomega-3-TB-EZ-Giga ... 02404.html
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Re: Great deal on NAS

Postby efros » July 28th, 2013, 10:35 am

Not a NAS but an eSata and USB 3.0 RAID box. I bought an iView HFR2-SU3 recently, there seemed to be a fire sale on them as there appears to be an issue with the reliability of the RAID function, caught one for $34.95 just before they sold out.

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Not really interested in the RAID I've tried them in the past and I came to the conclusion that unless you are willing to spend a large amount of money for a hardware RAID (I'm not!) then don't bother with a software one as it will mess up when you least want it to.

So this box is purely being used as an external housing for 4 disks, actually 2 x 4TB disks at the moment, I intend to fill the other two slots once I get some more cash together. So for the price of the housing and the two drives I am replacing two 4 x 1TB drive sets and improving my upgrade options. Hopefully it will also cut my server's power consumption. The drives came from a couple of Seagate 4TB expansion drives, these things are cheaper than buying the bare drives, by about $30-40, and are fairly easy to crack open and remove the drives. Added bonus is that I replaced the 4TB drives with a couple of my now redundant 1TB drives and I have two 1TB externals as well. The other 6 1TB drives are going to be sold on, one has gone already. I spent most of Friday populating the master drive of the 2 x 4TB and started off yesterday copying the master to its image, that process looks as if it is going to take about 70 hours, I'm wishing now I had mounted them internally in the PC at least until this part was done, well patience is a virtue they say.
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Re: Great deal on NAS

Postby npereira » October 28th, 2013, 9:33 am

even better,

grab an old PC, slap in a few gb of ram and a intel 1000BaseT network card and install unRAID.... This software is specifically built for this type of job, bedia streaming. Works great...
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Re: Great deal on NAS

Postby aasoror » October 28th, 2013, 10:16 am

npereira » October 28th, 2013, 12:33 pm wrote:even better,

grab an old PC, slap in a few gb of ram and a intel 1000BaseT network card and install unRAID.... This software is specifically built for this type of job, bedia streaming. Works great...

Yet its highly unlikely that this rig would consume 20~25W like a NAS would ;)
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