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    Small NAS for home use

    Hi all,

    I've recently moved into my own house - woo! I'm looking at having a small NAS to store all my photos and documents on, but also to use alongside RaspBMC to play music via a Pi/Amp/Speakers in the front room.

    Doesn't have to be anything all singing all dancing, but must be reasonably cheap! My current thinking is getting this

    Any other recommendations?

    Cheers,

    J

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    I have a Qnap NAS at home. Its excellent, highly recommended!

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    I bought the same one as OP about two weeks ago, but I got it from DABs, instead.

    Zyxel NSA325 2-Bay Power Plus NAS Diskless (1.6GHz CPU) V2 (NSA325V2-EU0101F) - dabs.com

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    I have the 320. Nice piece of kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by visioN View Post
    This is what I run at home with 6GB ram and 4 2TB Drives.

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    I have a 1 disk Zyxel and was so impressed with it I recently bought the 2 disk version.

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    had a small ubuntu box running a few 300GB disks on a Via C7 which did the job well for file storage, retired it in favour or a buffalo link station i got a good deal on.
    its ok but i would say brilliant very much a "consumer" rather than poweuser or SOHO product

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    After great experience with Synology's bigger nas' I'd be looking at a 2 bay one for the home. Can also add some cool/handy apps directly on to the NAS.

    Interested to hear more about your Pi Hifi setup?

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    It's taken a slight back burner thanks to decorating costs!
    However the set up will be: Amp situated on TV unit, the Mrs' Dad is putting in new sockets and such for us, so whilst he's at it I've asked him to run conduit up inside the wall behind the TV unit into the loft which will allow me to run speaker cable up to 2 wall mounted speakers with only short end of the wire poking through the wall! (may be able to get mounts that allow the wire to go up them - need to look in to this!) Pi will also be situated on TV unit running RaspBMC which will be able to take stream music from the NAS! One of the amps inputs will be from the Pi, and then control RaspBMC via my phone! Worked okay when I tested it at home just running it through my hifi through the aux input! A few niggles here and there but its £50 compared to several hundred quid on top of amp + speakers!

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