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Which NAS is the best NAS, get all up in by BizNass....

Home NAS software shoot-out December 2014 edition. Given the specs inside, what should I choose? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Dec 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Please help me convert a NAS into a hdd

The 3TB ex-NAS has been mounted as a new drive., but I only see ~350GB of that drive in windows. How do I convert/allocate/merge/discover the rest and make myself a big fat new hdd?? I've got EaseUS Partition Manager to help. [more inside]
posted by peacay on Nov 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Migrating my iphone syncing from PC to Mac. Outlook/itunes questions!

I've been syncing my iphone via itunes on my windows laptop for years. I've also used the same itunes install to hold my media library (mounted via a NAS on the wifi router.) I use Outlook to manage contacts. Just got a mac mini to use as a media server. I want to sync through that now. I'm not sure if going through icloud is the right choice. Is it? [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Oct 27, 2014 - 0 answers

Need to buy a 30Tb hard drive, what are my options?

My question is should I go with an enormous Linux raid or a dedicated NAS, and which hardware? [more inside]
posted by CautionToTheWind on Oct 9, 2014 - 15 answers

Small non-profit seeks automated backup for Windows file server

Our organization recently bought a new file server (running Server 2012), but the old server probably has a few years of life remaining in it. I'd like to place the old server at the opposite end of the building and use it to host real-time backups through the LAN. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Aug 20, 2014 - 5 answers

Which NAS drive - 2014 edition

Hi folks, looking for recommendations for a new NAS drive to replace our dying Iomega drive. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by peteyjlawson on Apr 22, 2014 - 5 answers

What storage solution am I looking for?

This is for my lab. Setup: two computers, both Mac Pros. Each runs the same psychology experiment software. (Python-based, FWIW.) Our subjects have multiple sessions, and may use one computer or the other on subsequent days. We have multiple experiments running at once. We use Unison to keep their data directories synchronized (it's better than running two rsync cron jobs) but it's starting to get temperamental. I know there must be a better solution, and I feel like it's hardware based. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Apr 9, 2014 - 10 answers

Save my deleted files from a Stora NAS XFS drive!

Hello! I stupidly "deleted" some files from my Netgear Stora NAS drive, in XFS format. I can mount the hard drive, but what's the best (and/or cheapest!) undelete software for dealing with XFS-formatted drives? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Jan 14, 2014 - 2 answers

I think i might be cursed...

When it comes to successfully storing and backing up my large photo, video, and music collection. Drives just keep failing and i'm at a crossroads of what direction to take in dealing with all this. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by emptythought on Nov 4, 2013 - 10 answers

Speed up my photograph library!

Netgear Stora MS2110 -> Router -> Picasa on my PC. Which bit is slowing the whole thing down? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Oct 20, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I shop for enterprise-grade servers and storage?

I need to buy several servers with 24+ cores and 100+ GB of RAM, as well as storage for slightly over 100TB of data. Where (and how) should I be looking? [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Oct 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Serving Mediamonkey

How can I use an old laptop and a MyBook NAS drive to develop a music setup suitable for my modest needs? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Oct 12, 2013 - 1 answer

What can I do with my domain(s)?

I'm looking for ideas for good, useful, or fun things to do with domains that I have hosted at Dreamhost. I have a blog, a couple email addresses, and an Out of the Park Baseball league on various domains now, but I feel that there's much more I could be doing. [more inside]
posted by bluejayway on Aug 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Back up my network drive with fluffy clouds!

I have a 2Tb network hard drive with a lot of important photos etc. which I'd like to backup to the cloud in a Mozy/Crashplan manner ie updated files are automagically uploaded to the cloud without me having to worry about it. What services will *actually* let me do this? I've paid for at least one service which actually refuses to connect to my NAS drive... (a Netgear Stora, if you need to know this!)
posted by almostwitty on Aug 8, 2013 - 10 answers

Wanted: bombproof, redundant, fast, accessible data storage

I have tens of thousands of photo, video and music files. I want to store them in a way that is reliable and rapidly accessible. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by googly on Apr 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Explain NAS and file servers to me like I'm five years old. And dim.

I currently have a tangle of external drives hooked to my HTPC. Serving that stuff via UPnP is okay, but I'd like to move my files to a separate device that would then be able to make them available to a motley assortment of devices. Thing is, I'm woefully ignorant about networking and file sharing, having never so much as set up a shared Windows folder. I need help coming up with a game plan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 31, 2013 - 12 answers

What should I do: Ext. Hard Drives, Media Servers, NAS, etc.

Please talk to me like I'm stupid. I have a bunch of video files (~5TB...so far) hanging out on a bunch of external hard drives. Right now I just take turns plugging them into whichever laptop I'm going to use to watch the videos. I'd like something a little more convenient and easily accessible from multiple rooms in my small apartment, but I'm not awesome at setting up networky things (I've never successfully gotten two different laptops in my apartment to even "see" each other over the wireless router). What should I do? [more inside]
posted by aswego on Mar 4, 2013 - 9 answers

In search of a lasting wireless network solution

After wasting two different off-days trying to get my damnable modem+router working, I want to return them both and get something entirely new. Any good recommendations for a solid, reliable DSL modem and wireless router set-up with decent NAS support? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Which home NAS with online backup for 2013?

I have a mess of ad-hoc backup systems, none of which “just work”. I would like to have a NAS that quietly backs up the cross-platform content I have, and also mirrors it online securely. I should probably budget for about 1-2 TB. I have no problem doing geeky setup stuff, but the less routine stuff I have to remember, the better. System details follow. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Feb 10, 2013 - 10 answers

WD TV live hates my filing system

I have a WDTV Live box and a NAS drive. My WD live will not properly refresh the contents, insisting that folders are empty when they are not, displaying files I have deleted, and not refreshing to show files I have added. Many files show up in the list 2 or 3 times, though some only show up once. I can't force a refresh, I've tried restarting the WDTV and disconnecting and reconnecting it to the network, but it just keeps showing me the same duplicates. How can I make it work?
posted by jeather on Jan 31, 2013 - 4 answers

WIFI networking: two routers on the same network

Hi, I am trying to set up a surplus router as a NAS and torrent appliance, to integrate into an existing network. The setup will use two routers, one to provide network and internet to everyone, the other will use TomatoUSB and will be dedicated to torrenting. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Jan 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me get my data in the clouds redundantly.

I need back-up and cloud storage solutioning help. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Nov 30, 2012 - 9 answers

NAS for a Mac home: Airport Extreme vs. Seagate GoFlex

I want to move to network-attached storage. I've got two Macs and am trying to decide between buying an Airport Extreme or Seagate GoFlex. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Nov 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Enterprise backup for a small office full of non-savvy people.

Kinda-managed backup for a small office. Help me make a choice between several options? Challenge: broke ass non-profit. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Oct 31, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I access my NAS remotely?

Does anyone know how to access a Synology (or other) NAS remotely -- esp. if they seem to be behind multiple routers in a big network? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Sep 22, 2012 - 6 answers

VPN NAS H.E.L.P

What router / NAS combination (or just NAS) do I need to pre-configure and ship to a friend of mine so that I can send files to the NAS over the internet? He is not at all computer savy. What I am hoping for is a VPN or similar that I can log into without his help and push files / pull files from the drive.
posted by CodeMonkey on Aug 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me go wireless.

I want to be able to access my hard drives wirelessly, and I don't know where to start. Plus bonus question. Help! [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Aug 23, 2012 - 19 answers

An array of choices....

Looking for advice from other mefites on how to best use the additional disks I've purchased to expand my current home Linux server. RAID5/6? Native ZFS raidz? Something else? Also curious about use of iSCSI instead of SMB for things like Time Machine, etc. [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Network All the Things!

I finished the half-assed ethernet setup we inherited with our new place. Now tell me everything I can plug into it. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Serving media since a few weeks from now.

If you could start your HTPC set up all over again, what would you choose? I'm gifting everything (from tv to htpc to router) to my partner and starting from scratch. Tips and suggestions are welcome! [more inside]
posted by Smegoid on Jul 24, 2012 - 17 answers

What sort of server & network setup would work for a small design business?

What networking or server (NAS?) equipment do I need to set up a small design business that will use a lot of fairly large CAD, Rhino, PSD, AI, and other design-type files? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

(How) Can I access my XBox 360's USB Hard drive as a network drive / streaming server?

Just got a free XBox 360 (bundled with another purchase). Can I use it (with an external hard drive) as a standalone (no PC attached) media server for storage and streaming of my music/video library? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jun 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Which NAS boxes support DHX2 authentication?

Is there a NAS device that supports DHX2 authentication under $200, which holds 2TB? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 21, 2012 - 4 answers

I need help deciding on a home data storage/NAS solution.

I need help deciding on a home data storage/NAS solution. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on May 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Please help with my major photo backup plan!

I want to consolidate the photo collections from 5 PCs and a Mac, fling them onto one drive (regularly backed up) and then access the drive from any of these computers with great convenience. Have you ever done anything like this? Any pointers? More inside... [more inside]
posted by razzman on May 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Web Servers 101

Which services do I need to enable on my NAS to access the files over the web? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Mar 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Help Me Move Into a NAS

My computer died last night after a power outage/surge, despite the "surge protector". Rather than rebuild a computer that just sits in the basement, I'm going to go with a NAS. Hope me make the transition to a NAS, I have some questions! [more inside]
posted by smitt on Jan 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Need to share photos between two iPhoto libraries

Is there a way to share pictures among two iPhoto users, preferrably on a NAS? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jan 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Suggested replacement for my home NAS?

What's the current MeFi suggested device for a home NAS? [more inside]
posted by Runes on Jan 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me improve my home network!

How to turn my computer into an efficient home server... [more inside]
posted by smitt on Dec 16, 2011 - 17 answers

This is what I get for using something with the word free in it.

(Calling all FreeNAS experts) GPT table problems in softraid 1 [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Dec 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Centrally manage FreeNAS permissions?

Is it possible to centrally control permissions on a FreeNAS or other UNIX-like filesystem? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 28, 2011 - 14 answers

I've got ALL the devices EXCEPT for the device I NEED.

I need an ultra-low-power home server/media hub. Cheap is good. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Oct 28, 2011 - 21 answers

Why can't OSX "Lion" connect to NAS volumes even after i've enabled DHCAST128?

Why can't OSX "Lion" connect to NAS volumes even after i've enabled DHCAST128? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Windows 7 home server hardware recs

Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Comprehensive Home Network Setup

I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

I'm *this* close to attempting animal sacrifice

Buffalo router is not recognizing an external USB hard drive. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on May 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Need network storage for home, but need to keep it simple... NAS?

Looking for a best bang for buck NAS or home media drive for home use, 1-2 Tb's. I am overwhelmed from doing online research & am looking for advice to limit my choices. Will mainly use for media files & docs. Ease of use is important. [more inside]
posted by Empyrean_72 on Mar 27, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me become a SAN expert

I need to quickly become an expert in SAN technology. [more inside]
posted by patrad on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I stream DVDs from my Synology NAS to my TV?

How can I stream DVDs from my Synology NAS to my TV? I want to keep the extras, so I don't want to just rip it to avi or anything. I assume I need a device that will browse the NAS and mount the DVD and play it, but every streaming device I've found seems to just play simple videos. Commentary is half the value in any DVD, so if it isn't possible to do this I'd need to have some way to rip the DVD to a video file using the audio from the commentary.
posted by HappyEngineer on Jan 18, 2011 - 3 answers

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