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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 do I get offsite remote backup for my NAS...on a home budget?

I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
posted by skylar on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for a small NAS with SFTP capability

Anyone know of a small NAS with SFTP capability, to be used with ExpanDrive? [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Aug 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Which four drive NAS storage solution to choose for home use?

Which four drive NAS storage solution to choose for home use? (Summer 2010 edition) [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on Aug 12, 2010 - 17 answers

Laptop + iTunes + NAS + Consolidation?

iTunes 9 seems to have killed the ability to disconnect from one's NAS library and re-consolidate when re-attached. Does anyone have a working solution? Details inside.. [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Mar 1, 2010 - 5 answers

NAS with redundancy and good protocol support recommendations?

Can you recommend a NAS device with built-in multi-disk redundancy and support for a variety of network share protocols for a small office? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 17, 2010 - 11 answers

How to make my LaCie 5big NAS better?

LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Sep 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Buffalo Terastation

What is the best way to use Japanese filenames on NAS drive in Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Mar 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Data Storage Appliance

Anyone own one of these? MvixBOX. I'm wondering if it lived up to your expectations.
posted by Area Control on Feb 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Nomadic computer components must be civilized

I'm looking for inspiration on how to reduce computer clutter. I run a lot of machines and make them do a lot of cool things, but in a 92sqm apartment where we're also trying to manage massive DVD, magazine, and book libraries, and where my previous work station (which was never all that orderly) has been conquered by my girlfriend's rampaging makeup and sewing stuff, it ain't easy. I want to compartmentalize, organize, and speed up the process of accessing my stuff. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Nov 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Tell me about current NAS manufacturers and technology?

Tell me about Network Attached Storage ( NAS )? In particular what current manufactuers should I avoid for a typical 1 terabyte (or greater) RAID array? I'm also interested in general information and pitfalls for NAS devices and implementations. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Aug 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Xbox 360 + NAS

Are there any network attached storage devices that work well with Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by notchristopher on Feb 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Downloading torrents while I'm away?

What's the best device I can buy or build for under $300 that will download (over bittorrent), serve, and maybe even play my video files? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Feb 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Standalone NAS recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for an off-the-shelf NAS that can handle at least 1TB and may be expanded as needed? Drobo, Buffalo TeraStation, etc.? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Jan 19, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for a cheap NAS solution <$50 (enclosure only)

Looking for a cheap NAS enclosure (~$50) - interested in ximeta netdisk, but I'd rather go with something that doesn't require a software install. For $100ish I could build a cheap VIA C3/C7 server, but a simple HD enclosure would be better. I'm planning to run it off a WRT54g, and have heard that ximeta's get slow wifi performance - could I watch videos over the connection (300mb/hr divx), or would I be restricted to backup and music? If so, what's the cheapest NAS enclosure that isn't a POS that can manage mp3's over wifi? Something that could do bittorrent would be great, but they seem much more costly. Most important, I want a NAS that will spin down when not in use so it doesn't kill my non-enterprise HD.
posted by lrodman on Jan 3, 2008 - 7 answers

How to get a Simpleshare NAS to recognize an USB drive?

I need help with a Simpleshare NAS. Details are below if you have experience with the device. [more inside]
posted by COD on Dec 12, 2007 - 6 answers

What should I do with my old hard drives?

I've got a bunch of extra hard drives, and I want to setup a backup NAS type solution so I can backup my data and store movies, tv shows, media, etc. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by creeront on Oct 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Home NAS recommendations

NAS Filter: I'm looking to buy a network storage device to replace the ancient IBM Aptiva running Fedora with Samba/NFS that I've been using for the last six years. I want something that I can attach to my home network and put a 120 - 200 G harddrive into and mount remotely from both Linux and Windows boxen. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Mar 2, 2006 - 13 answers

LaCie Ethernet Disk Hell

I have a new LaCie 800GB Ethernet NAS disk. It's advertised as working well in a cross-platform environment. It sits on my lab's LAN with three XP boxes and three Mac G5s. But it's been trouble from the beginning . . . . [more inside]
posted by realcountrymusic on Jun 15, 2005 - 2 answers

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