Perhaps I should justify myself thenADENCOOL said:this was funny- he brought 10 nas enclosures - over a grands worth, + about 700 on hard drives- why not buy/build a server with 10 drives in - would of worked out cheaper - and prob use less power
with all his spend he uses 2 old pc cases - madness
Yes, the 'Shuttle' is on full time (its actually a cheap MSI version though). Its noisy and hot but its been running over a year now. Running WinXP pro. Has no keyboard or monitor and get controlled via Remote Desktop.homethx said:This is priceless
Nice setup bfrost I'm in the proccess of doing something simular with mass storage.
Do you have the shuttle pc on full time and what os does it use ?
Well, its not as bad as it looks - the router is in a small overhead cupboard so none of those wires are visible. Partitioning the disks IS a problem. I use a storage solution where genres are distributed across the disks - for example one disk has about 50% of my DVD's films, all the Bond movies etc, so at least stuff is reasonably consistent. I'm not worried about that lack of tidyness though becuase improved solutions will come along. Already I have software I've written myself which searches for anything I've got and plays it immediately. Once the stuff is on disk though it is SO easy to move around that you just dont care. Leave it copying overnight and its done. I tried a Maxtor NAS storage device and it was awful. FAT32 only (my disks are all NTFS) and restrictions on file name lengths. Maybe they will get better.Slinkoff said:haha, hello bfrost, you're not a very tidy chap when it comes to cables are you
Doing the storage that way, are you able to partition across the disks, i.e., combine the storage, or do you have to use each disk separately? It just doesn't seem very economical to keep adding disks in that way, I would have thought after the first couple you'd lookat a different solution.
James45 said:I know of one recent high end setup with 5.5Tb of backed up storage!