[SATLUG] Home NAS Solutions

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 08:44:04 CDT 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 8:18 AM, Ed Coates <edcoates at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>  I'm not looking to start any flame wars, just trying to see what
>  people are running in the Home NAS arena, why you picked it, and what
>  your experiences are with it.
>  I've been looking at the Western Digital "My Book" collection, and
>  just found the Netgear series.  I'm looking for something like a
>  multiple drive chasis that I can use firewire possibly to connect to.
>  I don't need any fluff like it having a built in OS/Web browser, etc
>  that I would probably never use.  I just need something that Ubuntu
>  will recognize and use and that might be possible to mirror.  Oh yeah,
>  and price is a factor  :)

Personally, I don't use a dedicated NAS, all I did was buy a 2 port
SATA PCI card and loaded my home server with 2 SATA drives. Card cost
me $20 at All Systems Go and each drive I already had. Is that cheap
enough for you Ed? ;)

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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