[kwlug-disc] (Home) External Storage?
Andrew Sullivan Cant
acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Aug 6 08:27:30 EDT 2009
When I setup my DNS-323 I setup a daily sync between the two drives instead of RAID.
There were several discussion threads that talked about this and the general conclusion was that if you did not need 24x7 reliability then the nightly-sync was better.
- No possibility of corruption due to RAID
- No RAID problems if one drive fails and need to be replaced
Other RAID hardware may be more reliable of course.
----- Original message -----
> <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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