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Windows 7: Good NAS Storage Server

04 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Good NAS Storage Server

Hi,

I'm looking for a 2 TB at least to 4TB NAS but I don't know which one choose, which brand works better, etc. My budget is from $200 dlls to $400 dlls. I'm posting this thread because I need help choosing it so please help me. I'm looking for one that has HDD protection (RAID1, etc). I like iomega, seagate, western digital, hp, etc. whatever brand it's ok but I need them to work with Win 7 and Win XP.

Please help me

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04 Feb 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

If I was picking something for myself, I would go with Synology DS211J Diskless System DiskStation 2-bay NAS Server, for $210. Keep in mind this is diskless. Check out the specs - excellent. Supports RAID. And then purchase your sata drives.

Newegg.com - Synology DS211J Diskless System DiskStation 2-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use
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04 Feb 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Carlos15,
I'm a nut for hard drives and back up's. I've been eyeing a Drobo but just can't wrap my head around the cost and current costs of HDD's. I don't think you are going to find a good NAS with 2-4TB drives installed for the monies you're speaking of. Just the NAS drive bay and I would say yes you're just in the low end of the ballpark. Add $100-$200 and things get much more interesting. If this is something you can hold off on when the cost of 2 and 3 TB drives comes back to it's pre-flood prices then you are just at the low end of the drive enclosure market.
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...607&CatId=2670
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04 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I found a D-Link DNS-343 NAS and it looks pretty well. I found one site and this was in the 5 best NAS, I was pretty surprised, they tested it and they said the cooling fans are a little bit noisy but I don't care, when they tested it said it writed a 10GB folder in 8 mins and 10 secs and it read it 6 mins and 16 secs so I think this is a pretty good NAS. (That one i found it's just the enclosure, I can choose it with a 2TB or 4TB HDD but it's more expensive so I will buy only the enclosure and the HDD'S from another brand at another moment) but I won't take that decision without your opinion so please post your opinion and like always thanks for your preference.

Please help me guys with your opinion and help

Found the 5 best NAS rank list at Best NAS Drives Reviews | Top 5 NAS Drives | Computer Shopper

Thanks for your help
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04 Feb 2012   #5

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Looks good. This is diskless, as you know. If you're going to mirror with at least 2 TB (you indicated above), you're looking at $650 or more.

Newegg.com - D-Link DNS-343 Diskless System 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure
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04 Feb 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The LG's are also getting strong reviews, I personally own two WD My Book Studio II's and they are top flight but not currently configured for NAS.
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