[kwlug-disc] (Home) External Storage?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Jul 31 00:07:35 EDT 2009


Pardon me, my bad ... you have indeed shown a GB unit. Apologies.

unsolicited wrote, On 07/31/2009 12:04 AM:
> 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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