[kwlug-disc] (Home) External Storage?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Jul 31 00:04:58 EDT 2009


Thanks, but that's only 2 bays. I'm talking 4+ bays. 3+hot spare RAID 
5, minimum, plus GB (+eSATA) connectivity. i.e. Storage independent of 
a computer.

Although, given my antipathy towards RAID in general, I suppose 
multiple repositories with JBOD would be just as effective?

Gary Walsh wrote, On 07/30/2009 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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