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Windows 7: Network Attached Storage or extra drives on/in the desktop?

29 May 2010   #1
danpass

Win 7 64 Pro
 
 
Network Attached Storage or extra drives on/in the desktop?

My story begins in the late 90's when I discovered 'the router'. I took my Dell P75, put it in the basement, ran an Ethernet cord upstairs (through a hole in the floor) into the router. Now with my fancy new Dell P266 I could read 'the server' downstairs I'll leave my discovery of VNC for another time hehe.

Since then I've been using my desktop and the drives inside as a server of sorts. Currently I've got an 80 for OS and programs, a 500gb for stuff and a 160gb in an external plugged into USB.

I leave the thing on 24/7/365. Burn that fossil fuel!


So to finally get to the point the 500 is 80% full and I'm wondering if I go with the Iomega external 1tb or get into NAS.

Thoughts?


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29 May 2010   #2
danpass

Win 7 64 Pro
 
 

Anyone? Bueller? lol
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30 May 2010   #3
danpass

Win 7 64 Pro
 
 

No one uses NAS?
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30 May 2010   #4
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

NAS = slower transfer rate, depending on configuration - it can be very flexible...
DAS = faster, but not so flexible...

I'd go with SAN, over iSCSI... It simulates DAS over ethernet, but you need at least Gigabit speed to at least taste the "difference". Much much much more configurable than NAS, and it works at block level...

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