[kwlug-disc] (Home) External Storage?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Aug 6 05:43:40 EDT 2009

<sigh> Only two bays. Thus, no RAID 5.

Really wouldn't want to limit myself to 2 bays. Especially when trying 
to migrate to a higher capacity drive.

Not certain how important RAID 5 is though. It is cheaper if you're 
RAIDing and have 2 data drives, which is to say, 3 (2+parity) drives 
total. And costs go down as you increase the # of drives. And would 
gain hot swapping. Would guard against hardware failure.

Or, buy 2 units and sync. every night. Would add guarding against user 
failure, for 24 hours at least.

Raul Suarez wrote, On 08/06/2009 1:49 AM:
> When I went to check at Canada computers I came across this one
> http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=024809&cid=NT.791
> Which seems to be also Linux based.
> I got curious and found this review.
> http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/networking/NAS/Patriot/Corza/p1.asp
> --- On Thu, 7/30/09, Gary Walsh <gwalsh at notw.ca> wrote:
>> From: Gary Walsh <gwalsh at notw.ca>
>> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] (Home) External Storage?
>> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>> Received: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 11:34 PM
>> On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 21:28 -0400,
>> unsolicited wrote:
>>> So, multi-bay external net connected storage. Ideas?
>> Suggestions? 
>>> Experiences?
>> I am happy with a Dlink DNS323 (http://www.dlink.ca/products/?pid=509)
>> (http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowSearchList)
>> .  It is
>> linux based. Drives are ext2 formatted.  There is 3rd
>> party software
>> that you can install on it. See the DNS323Wiki here:
>> http://wiki.dns323.info/.  If you get one, make
>> sure you have the latest
>> firmware before you put anything on it.

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