Doug Franklin jehosephat at
Tue Oct 27 21:57:52 EDT 2009

Have any of the PDML faithful tried using Network Attached Storage (NAS) 
for their photo archive?  I'm considering putting together a 1TB or so 
NAS box or device to live on my at-home 1GBps Ethernet LAN.  Right now, 
I'm keeping the archive on a set of external (eSATA and USB) hard 
drives.  I'm finding that it'd be convenient to keep a copy online all 
of the time.  I've been happy with the 4-drive RAID 10 in my main 
machine, but I want to put the online archive on a separate box of some 
sort.  Any recommendations on gear to get or to avoid?  I'm thinking I'd 
do another 4-drive RAID 10 setup with 500 GB (or maybe 1TB) drives 
commodity 7200 RPM SATA-II drives.

DougF (KG4LMZ)

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