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Dec. 26th, 2009 | 05:39 pm

Dear LazyWeb,

Guess what?

I've run out of disk space yet again :(

I'm looking at the 6 Bay ReadyNas, but... I am wondering if I could also just pick up a USB case that can house half a dozen or more hot swappable drives.

Anyone have any favorite solutions right now? (please note... I hate putting together Linux based systems so I am for plug/play or appliance). The Drobo used to look nice but the last time I looked they were charging for bug fixes and that just pisses me off :(


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Iomega IX4

from: packetslave
date: Dec. 27th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)

Check out the newly-released Iomega IX4-200d and 100d. They're a closed system, not really hackable (at least so far), but they scale up to 8TB and do both iSCSI and NFS well enough to be certified by VMware for ESX shared storage (along with CIFS, rsync, etc.) They also have some neat features like built-in torrent support, media streaming, Time Machine for Macs, etc.

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Happy ReadyNAS User

from: ext_219802
date: Dec. 27th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)

Been running a 4 bay ReadyNAS X600 since 160GB was the biggest disk you could buy... It powers up every morning at 7am, powers down at midnight - never skips a beat.

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from: tanjent
date: Dec. 27th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)

jeebus, what are you doing with all the space?

i've got something like 2.5 tb of storage spread amongst all my devices and i'm barely using a fifth of that.

anyhow, i did some reading up on the readynas boxes a while back and they were top o' the heap at the time for home-level NAS appliances. rather spendy, though - i ended up going with the buffalo terastation instead (slow network interface but cheaper and decent hacking scene).

if i were to do it over again i'd just use a netbook with a pair of RAID1-ed USB drives.

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