William Robb warobb at
Tue Oct 27 22:05:32 EDT 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Franklin"
Subject: NAS

> 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.

This doesn't count as an NAS, but I've had a Drobo ticking away quite 
happily for a year and a half or so with no problems at all.

William Robb 

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