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Help me design a home server.

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]
posted by scose on Dec 27, 2011 - 14 answers

RAID Madness! (Well not really)

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]
posted by santaliqueur on Feb 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Does a quiet FW800 disk array exist?

What are your recommendations for a quiet, reliable, FW800 RAID array for home use? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 15, 2010 - 10 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

Can I create expandable volumes on my setup?

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]
posted by geoff. on May 11, 2010 - 7 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

Sad cojoined hard drive twins seek new lease of life.

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]
posted by Magnakai on Jan 8, 2010 - 5 answers

How to make my LaCie 5big NAS better?

LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Sep 13, 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

Whats the best Media Center setup for a lot of data?

Whats the best Media Center setup for a lot of data? [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Jan 8, 2009 - 8 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

What's a good external, roughly 1TB usable storage device that does its own RAID-1?

What's a good external, roughly 1TB usable storage device that does its own RAID-1? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Jul 6, 2008 - 13 answers

Why, oh why, RAID5 doest thou split and die?

Help me make sense of my wonky RAID-5 failure. [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Apr 20, 2008 - 5 answers

External, wireless, RAID-capable storage (and a partridge in a pear tree)

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]
posted by fusinski on Feb 12, 2008 - 15 answers

A->B instead of B->A?!?!?

How to recover from sync-ing a RAID 1 the wrong way? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Feb 6, 2008 - 11 answers

RAID 5 capable enclosure without disks?

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]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Aug 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Should I use LVM or onboard RAID for redundant storage?

What's the most sensible way to add redundant storage to an existing Linux system using LVM? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Cost-effective, shared storage for Mac?

Cost effective, shared storage for Mac? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Jul 4, 2006 - 6 answers

I need a Terabyte!

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]
posted by unSane on Mar 22, 2006 - 48 answers

Advice on building a raid 5 server.

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?
posted by moseymose on Dec 13, 2005 - 16 answers

When RAID arrays go bad

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?
posted by holgate on Apr 5, 2005 - 1 answer

Portable / Home Backup Solution

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?
posted by weston on Mar 22, 2005 - 6 answers

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