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[Discuss] Setting up a home cloud

I had the same experience with it at first; its performance was
disappointingly slow, until I experimented with it and discovered that the
media indexing daemons were what was making it slow. Once I disabled them,
the performance improved dramatically.

Multi-user performance still suffers somewhat, particularly when one of the
users is playing a 1080p video file that's hosted on the NAS.

On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 12:50 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:

> Thanks. BTW: At Algorithmics, we used the WD MyBook as our backup
> device. It was a BusyBox system and quite slow. I had it set up as an
> rsnapshot engine. Power fails could cause some problems. We also backed
> up to our NYC office. Not sure what I will do yet.
> BTW: One advantage of buying disks separately is to mitigate the
> multiple simultaneous failure issue by avoiding 2 drives with the same
> lot #. I have also heard good things about the HP microserver.
> On 03/19/2016 11:28 AM, Rich Pieri wrote:
> > On 3/19/2016 10:28 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> >> I'm looking to replace my current desktop system with a local cloud
> >> storage. I certainly can use my old desktop system, but it's power usage
> >> is quite high. My thinking right now is to buy one of the commercial
> >> systems, such as WD My Cloud, Synology, QNAP, Drobo.
> > The Synology and QNAP appliances are good but their disks are overpriced
> > so buy them separately. I have no experience with WD's appliances but
> > they do have a good rep on the list.
> >
> > If you want something more versatile -- a real server, not an appliance
> > -- then I highly recommend HP's microserver line. Quiet, unobtrusive,
> > reliable, reasonably priced. Again, buy disks separately.
> >
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