Re: NAS raid with Debian?
On Apr 4, 2013, at 2:37 AM, Chris Davies wrote:
Rick Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Are there any readily available, inexpensive (US$200-500), NAS
(Network Attached Storage) boxes in the 1-3TB capacity that are
capable of running Debian and NFS?
Roll your own with an HP Proliant microserver (the N40L series that
just being replaced). I bought mine for about £120 a couple of months
ago. Add a pair of 3TB disks also at £100 each. Add more memory (it
with 2GB; I replaced that with 8GB) and a second NIC if required.
usage is fairly steady at 7W. The resulting cost is towards your upper
end but it's a (very) good piece of kit.
Or a lower-end QNAP, which runs Linux (but not Debian
specifically). Again, you'll need to add a pair of 3TB disks.
I'll look into that setup as well. My application is space and budget
constrained, so cheaper is better. We don't need all 3TB right now --
though ask me again in a couple of years... (: so maybe I'll go with a
couple of 1TB's to keep the cost down.