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    DIY NAS RAID 5

    Wow, a lot of abbreviations there!! After pricing up an off the shelf solution it works out cheaper for me to buy 4 x 300GB SATA (II) heavy duty hard drives , an Adaptec 4 channel SATA RAID card and a decent Intel GB server NIC.
    They are to be fitted into an old video editing PC with an Athlon 2600XP and 1GB PC400 RAM. The server will be used for archiving and storing media content. What only remains is to decide what server OS to use and configuration. Any suggestions?

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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    Not to be bias (*coughs a fair amount*) I'd have to say 2003, tho I dont have any real exp of other server os' - except NT 4 and a mild amount of linux & netware 4 and below.

    Cheap enuff to us in edu & select licensing really

    Cheers
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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    /me hears Geoff flexing his fingers and typing out a small essay regarding Linux, Samba and other such goodies.

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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    I'm favouring the Linux option myself. I'm currently installing Fedora Core 4 to the base hardware (mobo, etc) and am going to test it out for stability before installing the hard drives etc.

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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    /me hears Geoff flexing his fingers and typing out a small essay regarding Linux, Samba and other such goodies.
    I shouldn't need to. I've already posted how to do this once. Go search for it.

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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    8O

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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    'mi-aow' lol :P


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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    He only posted that because Google hasn't picked it up for him to quote from yet

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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    Google doesn't crawl these forums. Don't you know what your robots.txt contains?

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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    Nope. Don't have a clue. It may be an idea to edit them to allow it though.

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    Re: DIY NAS RAID 5

    I wouldn't allow that but hey, each to their own lol



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