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Can a personal cloud storage device be used for syncing OneNote?

(Please note this is a question about a type of NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, not an online cloud storage service.) If I understand it correctly, a personal cloud storage device (for example ...
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Which option is better for NAS old computer or NAS devices [closed]

I searched on internet about NAS and many have come up with solution of using OLD computer with bunch of drives and use FreeNAS and it don't cost money The other i have found is to use Netgear ...
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1answer
104 views

Does a router USB port means it supports NAS?

My ISP will be sending me a SmartRG SR505n modem/router and I see from the specs that it has a USB 2.0 port. Does this mean that it supports adding a NAS (my extrenal HDD for example?). I checked the ...
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What type of hard drives can be used in storage server [closed]

First of all i am not asking for any shopping Recommendation but i want to know about this product on ebay ...
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Home FTP storage

Now i have a router Asus RT-N56u and a USB Disk (Samsung M3 portable) for my daily website backups. I am doing compressing with tar for every site folder then sending it via NCFTP to my home usb disk. ...
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286 views

SAN vs NAS: How to explain the difference in layman's term?

I am from a software background so I am not really up to date with these storage technology. I am asked this question today and I don't feel like I am able to give a correct answer. Here is my ...
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persistiant demand-based client caching for network storage

I'm going to preface this by saying that I really don't know if this is the right venue for this question. Aspects of it could be highly technical, but I would rather stay away from that side of ...
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NAS with DLNA, WiFi and torrents? [closed]

I understand the FAQ discourages asking for recommendations, but I don't think this question will be obsolete anytime soon... I'm looking for a NAS device that has an inbuilt torrent client, a DLNA ...
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Managing disk in a VM

I'm replacing my two old rack servers with a new one that has plenty of power to take over the functionality my current servers. The server is a 4U rack mount with 16 3.5" SAS drive bays, two 2.5" ...
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1answer
83 views

In concept, are there any working setups for locally mounting several cloud services for free, encrypted storage?

The reason I started thinking about this was that I remember back when Gmail started offering several gigabytes of space, software came out that "mounted" your Gmail inbox as a drive in Windows (this ...
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1answer
1k views

How do you remove a hard drive's GPT Protective Partition without compromising its functionality?

I recently bought an Iomega NAS drive but I want to install my own operating system on it. I connected the hard drive to my computer with a SATA to USB casing but under disk management it says it is a ...
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3answers
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bash - test if disk is unparitioned

I'm currently working on a DIY network storage which aggregates free disk space using mhddfs. Now what I want is, for example given a hotswap bay, when I insert a brand new unpartitioned disk, I wish ...
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1answer
574 views

Is it possible to have a wireless in-house NAS with wireless data transfer rates of equivalent to SATA speeds?

Basically I would like to know, if it is possible to set up an NAS in my house to be accessed wirelessly, that can reach equivalent real-life data transfer speeds to USB 3.0 or an internal SATA hard ...
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1answer
101 views

File Storage NAS - Do i need to replicate in addition to RAID 5

I am going to buy a NAS server soon. I am pretty sure I know the one I am going to get. It can hold 4 hard drives. If I RAID 5 then I will have about 8gigs of storage. I understand if there is ...
2
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5answers
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Do fanless NAS devices exist? If not, can I build one myself?

I'm interested in finding a fanless NAS with at least two drives for silence and reliable storage (RAID 1), but I haven't been able to find anything. Do these exist? Or does having a CPU in the NAS ...
1
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1answer
355 views

How do I achieve a storage pool on my NAS?

I'm about to get a NAS for my home, and I'm thinking about FreeNas as opposed to a commercial solution, but I'm open to the most convenient and smooth solution The single most important thing I want ...
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1answer
809 views

Does the QNAP NAS boxes support combining multiple devices into one volume?

I'm thinking about buying a QNAP TS-419P+ Turbo 4-bay NAS. The problem is it's not very scalable. If I've inserted 4 disks and filled all the space, there's no way of expanding (Other than buying ...
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1answer
469 views

RAID for home use

Read so far most of RAID-related posts on this site, but still several points remain shaded so far. First, my mode of working: I am writing music / doing graphical works, so the RAID is kinda ...
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1answer
687 views

Which RAID for CentOS and Which NAS for CentOS?

I am trying to order a DELL server rack mounted PowerEdge R310 Chassis, Up to 4 Hot Plug Hard Drives and LCD. Question: RAID1 if i use, can i lose a disk and get back data? What happen if i have ...
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3answers
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Is NAS limited to the speed of my internet connection?

If I connect a NAS to the internet, and I have 0.5 Mbps (0.0625MBps) upload speed, it would take years to transfer 1 TB of data. Not exaggerating. I want to take minutes not years to transfer ...
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3answers
517 views

Educate me - should I buy these prebuilt NAS (which is better) or make my own?

I'm trying to learn as much as possible, and I think I've learned quite a bit so bear with me here under my confusion. I found a coupe NAS setups. I'm not sure if one is better than the other, other ...
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2answers
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cannot access a NAS storage using it's name

My adsl box (the Freebox revolution of the french provider Free) has a hard drive inside which is accessible like a NAS storage. With my home computer, I can easily access the nas storage using ...
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0answers
393 views

Best external USB drive with transparent Raid-1 support

I am in the market for a new NAS/backup system, and came across the interesting TonidoPlug . My last USB external drive (SimpleTech SimpleDrive 1TB) has met its demise, and so I'm trying to figure ...
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2answers
104 views

Looking for a external drive that can be connected both with Gigabit ethernet and with eSATA

I need to transfer the contents of a folder that currently exists on a SAN. There are about 650,000 files that take up 800 Gigabytes. For the retrieval, I want to attach it to the server using ...
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3answers
291 views

NAS using SATA and ATA disks

I have about 10 hard drives some SATA 2 and some ATA. I would like to build a NAS box where I can use all these disks and build a hugh NAS disk. All disks together sums about 3 TB. I know that ...
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2answers
548 views

Can I map a drive to a NAS (linux based) from my Windows 7 PC

I want to buy an NAS to use as backup and to store pictures. I want to be able to create disk images, through Acronis, and store them there as well. Can I map a drive to the NAS in Windows 7 and ...
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DD-WRT/openwrt - speed up network sharing function

Can I squeeze more speed out of my router (when it comes to USB attached storage device on it) with open/DD wrt? (Sorry I don't really know such firmwares.) (Guess it works with ntfs-3g? I don't ...
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5answers
850 views

Looking for an external RAID storage solution

I'm looking to buy somewhere around 10TB of physical storage for personal use. Ideally it would come in the form of a single HDD array or network storage. I don't have any experience with RAID, but it ...
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2answers
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Why is my Iomega StorCenter Not Recognized Using port 8888 — Airport Extreme Configuration?

Problem I have an Iomega StorCenter ix2-200d, but I think this question would apply to the Iomega StorCenter products in general as I am at the very begining of the setup process. Environment The ...
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7answers
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Creating one big continuous space from 4 disks

Hey. I am assembling file server for home use. I wonder if it is possible to use multiple disks in a way that they will be visible in network as one continuous space? More less like JBOD. I am using ...
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4answers
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Looking for open-source NAS software [closed]

I've got an AMD 64-bit Phenom x3 chip and will be dedicating my computer to all-NAS functions. Mobo has 6 SATA connectors & 2GB. Can you recommend NAS software that can handle staggered spin-up; ...
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1answer
280 views

Home Network Storage recommendation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user ? I would love to buy a ethernet connected box that I can store a couple of hard disk in and have it appear as a network ...
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8answers
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Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user? [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good NAS for use in a home-server environment? I would request at least 2, preferably 4 disks, and I am most interested in good to excellent throughput for file-server and ...
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2answers
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Looking for an inexpensive NAS that turns off when idle

I have both Linux and Windows computers on my network and would like a central file store for music and such. What I want is something I can plug an RJ-45 cable into and access from any computer. I ...