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Works in the law enforcement field, in spare time likes to dabble in VB.NET, PHP, C#, Graphics and Video Manipulation programs.

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comment Can't delete file named ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρЂϻϵЉЃϵϳЅ, what to do?
@Ivo Flipse: Most welcome! Glad to help since I was also stuck in a similar predicament.
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comment Non-RAID Multi-Drive NAS setup?
Thanks, davr. That's what happened to me too, I first read about JBOD referring to separate drive, hence the name, but after reading through the specs and manuals of some popular products in the market as well as user forums, it became apparent that not everyone interpret the term the same way. Do you have any suggestions of actual products that does JBOD the first way?
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comment Non-RAID Multi-Drive NAS setup?
I would having the choice of having multiple drives so that I can choose what to go into which disk; I also tend to have a much higher disk read/write activity than the rest of my family, so I'd expect that the disk I utilise would probably have a higher chance of failure. If I share a disk with others, it'll probably increase the risk of failure on their end too.
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comment Non-RAID Multi-Drive NAS setup?
I've done some reading up of my own on WHS, and it is beginning to look interesting. I've also read articles comparing WHS and software RAIDs like FreeNAS. The argument against software RAIDs was that it is awfully slow. Yet I've also read user stories that WHS can get quite bogged down itself when it has to deal with very large or very large volumes of files. Do you have any real-life experience if there is any truth to this?
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comment Non-RAID Multi-Drive NAS setup?
Hmm.. That's interesting. I always thought that hardware NAS uses more power-efficient components that also generates less heat. Might be worth considering... I'll need to do some reading up I guess.
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comment Non-RAID Multi-Drive NAS setup?
@~quack: Well, not really. I probably can afford quick shutdown and reboots every now and then, though hot-swappability would certainly be a plus.
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comment Non-RAID Multi-Drive NAS setup?
@hyperslug: Thanks, but I've actually read through all 8 pages that came up from my search for NAS solutions at SuperUser and didn't find anything suitable for my requirements. I'm looking more for a dedicated device with low power consumption and physical footprint than a server. Still, I'm not familiar with WHS and it may be worth looking into more. Would WHS with drive extender allow me to use the multiple disks as separate logical drives? If the setup fails, would I be able to take any one of these drives, connect them to another PC and read data off it easily? Thanks.
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comment Non-RAID Multi-Drive NAS setup?
Thanks for the suggestion though I'm actually looking more for a dedicated hardware network-enabled device as there are trade-offs like physical size, heat generation and power consumption issues (amongst other considerations) if I were to build my own NAS.
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comment Non-RAID Multi-Drive NAS setup?
I've looked at some popular off-the-shelf NAS products in the market and they seem to implement JBOD by turning the multiple physical disks into one logical drive. That would limit my ability to "add and remove drives at will" wouldn't it? If you know of a product that implements JBOD by listing the separate physical disks as separate logical drives, could you tell me which it is?
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