Cory Waters cbwaters at
Wed Oct 28 10:04:49 EDT 2009

I built an Unraid NAS a few months ago and it's doing fine.  I think the 
free version is limited to three drives (two data and one parity drive). 
The box is booting from the OS on a USB stick.  I built a Freenas box 
last year with a P3 motherboard but the throughput was way too slow for 
the job.  I put it down to the really really old chip set.  Freenas  has 
a lot more options and gadgets than unraid but all I really needed was 
storage on my network so I went with simple.

Doug Franklin wrote:
> 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.
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