Wanted NAS Storage

Discussion in 'Other Items' started by legend-ary, Monday 5th Sep, 2016.

  1. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Anyone got any working NAS drives or enclosure lying about? My portable 500GB WD backup drive has started clicking and I need to find a cheap way of storing the endless amount of photos we have in laptops, phones and drives.

    Should be able to support atleast 2x2TB drives.

    Advice welcome.
     
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  2. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Got a 2mb stick if that helps :Smile:
     
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  3. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    I don't think my devices will be able to read all these MBs.
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Cloud ?
     
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  5. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Actually trying to move away from cloud. 1TB+ storage is expensive. I actually had 50Gb in one place, 115Gb in Dropbox and 100Gb in OneDrive but I want to consolidate all data.
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    The problem is that your initial expense of getting a NAS setup isn't going to be cheap either. Especially if you add some redundancy in.
     
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  7. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Yeah a 2TB Dual Drive NAS is around £150 (£50 for enclosure and £50 each for the drives.)
    Typical 1TB Online storage is about £9.99 a month so break even would be 1 and a half year.

    The issue I have at hand is, they can change the terms of storage plans and the rates anytime and you cannot do anything about it.
     
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  8. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    If you have an old PC lying around, that could very easily be setup as a NAS for the time being.

    I normally have at least one spare NAS enclosure lying around, but recently flogged them (to pay for parts for the Prelude :Smile: ), otherwise you'd be welcome to one of them.
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    Just remembered... some wireless routers have USB ports that allow plugging in a USB drive and sharing it as a NAS. Dunno if you could do that
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    If you do this (share USB via router), ensure your router and wireless are secure obviously.... :Smile:
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    In 1956 the big blue. I love IBM products .. anyway they made this gigantic 5MB HDD. Surely your data will fit look at the size of it! I don't want to know how many millions IBM spend for that back in the day.

    imbfeat-e1442341307614.


    HDD price look at them then and look it now
    frZlL.
     
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  10. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Converting an old PC for NAS duties is something I didn't think of actually. Time to do some research as its more exciting to build something yourself.
     
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  11. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Doesnt have to be expensive.

    I pay £60 for 5 years of 2TB between 5 devices..
    I think it is £90 for 4TB between 10 devices.

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    normally £30 or £50 per year for 2tb or 4tb
     
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  12. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    where what? which service~? That's a very good price.
     
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  13. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Perks of one of my jobs.. pm me if you want and I can hook you up.
     
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