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NAS Server

On 12/03/2010 09:39 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 07:09:44AM -0500, Chris O'Connell wrote:
>> Hi Dan,
>> I think 4TB should be fine, but would prefer 8.
>> Performance is not an issue, this is simply to archive files.
>> Price... well, I'm willing to spend money on whatever people say is th=
e best
>> recomendation.
>> Physical... something quiet would be nice.  And something small.  I li=
ke the
>> size of the consumer based NAS solutions, they're pretty small...
> I would recommend something like the Acer Aspire Easystore,
> which is an Atom-based PC with four hot-swap SATA slots.
> For $330 including the first 2TB disk, it's cheap, small and
> quiet.=20
> I would also rip out the Windows Home Server installation and
> put in my favorite distro, or perhaps FreeNAS.
I would question the performance of this as a NAS device. While Atom is
an excellent processor, you do need some performance depending on your

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