My question is should I go with an enormous Linux raid or a dedicated NAS, and which hardware? [more inside]
Help me design a home server for Photoshop work. Reliable, easy to expand, and cheap are the priorities. Lots of sub-questions inside. [more inside]
Please help me get my RAID 5 disks organized. I have two RAID 5 arrays that I feel I could make better use of. [more inside]
What are your recommendations for a quiet, reliable, FW800 RAID array for home use? [more inside]
Which four drive NAS storage solution to choose for home use? (Summer 2010 edition) [more inside]
I have a server with a Perc5/i RAID controller and 8 drive bays. I'd like to use it primarily as a storage server, with the idea of buying 4 drives now and expanding later. I'd like to put ESXi on the server and OpenFiler (or FreeNas) ontop of that. I don't need any drive redudancy (there's an attached tape controller), but I'd like to be able to pop in a new drive and expand it like you'd be able to do with LVM. Is this possible? [more inside]
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]
How can I recover data from two striped RAID drives if the enclosure is not responding? Is it possible to put them inside another enclosure and have it read the striped data correctly? [more inside]
LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
Anyone own one of these? MvixBOX. I'm wondering if it lived up to your expectations.
Whats the best Media Center setup for a lot of data? [more inside]
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]
What's a good external, roughly 1TB usable storage device that does its own RAID-1? [more inside]
Help me make sense of my wonky RAID-5 failure. [more inside]
I am trying to find external storage that is accessible via wireless networking. One important caveat is that it has to be RAID-capable. [more inside]
How to recover from sync-ing a RAID 1 the wrong way? [more inside]
I'm hoping you can help me find a RAID 5 capable enclosure without disks, with some further requirements inside, for my in construction media server storage. [more inside]
What's the most sensible way to add redundant storage to an existing Linux system using LVM? [more inside]
Cost effective, shared storage for Mac? [more inside]
What's the best way of adding a Terabyte of reliable, contiguous, archive-quality storage to my system? By 'best' I mean Toyota Corolla as opposed to Hummer. [more inside]
I have 6 Western Digital PATA 250GB Hard Drives and I'd like to build a Raid 5 Server. Has anyone done anything similar and have any advice they would like to impart on what components worked (or didn't work) for them?
The 2x250Gb RAID1 array on my desktop system (WinXP) started throwing up 'Delayed write failure' errors and forcing mirroring on reboot. I unplugged the HDs and reinstalled Windows, but suspect a hardware failure. What's the best way to run diagnostics while minimising the risk of corrupted data being mirrored across? Plug in each drive separately, detach the array, or re-mirror and hope for the best?
Backup / Storage: I have a picture of an ideal product in my head. It connects via USB or Firewire, it contains two IDE drives that mirror each others. They're hot swappable, so if one fails, you just by another standard IDE drive of the same size and throw it in. All this is transparent to the machine accessing the device. It's under $300. Does this exist?