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No frills NAS

ldoodle

Distinguished Member
Hey,

Do they exist solely as a file serving device?

No DLNA, iTunes, Cloud access etc..

Thanks
 

imightbewrong

Distinguished Member
You can turn services off - or you want it not to have them in the first place?
 

ldoodle

Distinguished Member
Yeah I know you can turn them off. Just wondering if the enclosure's exist without those features to get them a bit cheaper.
 

imightbewrong

Distinguished Member
Probably not. A lot of that is free open source software anyway.

Keep an eye on the classifieds - I got a 2-bay QNAP for £35 - stick in 8 tb and it's away :)
 

KyleS1

Distinguished Member
I bought a D-Link DNS-323 (2 bay) NAS about 4 years ago for £50 new. Still using it today solely for storing media for my network media player. I don't use any of the other features, and not sure if it has them.
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
That's all I want too. I have an aging Buffalo, it does other stuff but I don't use any of it - it is just a central filestore.

Looking for a replacement but struggling because the functionality I do want is to be able to leave a portable USB drive connected for automated overnight incremental backups.

Still not found one that I am convinced will do this.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

booyaka

Moderator
Grab some 2nd hand parts, Freenas - job done. Cost peanuts to get hold of an old motherboard/cpu etc.

I'm running a P31 gigabyte board, 4gb of cheap ram and an E8400cpu - picked up for £50. £10 for an old case to stick in the garage - away you go.
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
If you just want an enclosure to keep your drives then a JBOD is a lot cheaper, but it doesn't collate them all to a single drive pool, it's effectively just the same a having the drives all hooked up via a USB hub.
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
Grab some 2nd hand parts, Freenas - job done. Cost peanuts to get hold of an old motherboard/cpu etc.

I'm running a P31 gigabyte board, 4gb of cheap ram and an E8400cpu - picked up for £50. £10 for an old case to stick in the garage - away you go.

But you can buy a ready made WD MyCloud for a similar price. I like building my own stuff but not when I don't see a real benefit.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

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