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    NAS device for a primary school?

    I'm looking at adding a NAS device onto the curriculum network here to provide some additional storage.

    In the last last month the school seems to have gone photo happy and have taken some 4 gigs of pictures which they want to keep on the network for future reference. I would woiuld also like to move things like my Ghost images off the server as they aren't used that often.

    I have just been looking at a 1TB Buffalo Terrastation as a possible solution but am wondering if this would be overkill for the school? I ahd though of buying a large USB drive but I would like to have some sort of redunancy built into it.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    Regular computer with big disks running FreeNAS should see it done.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    Haven't got the room for another pc unfortunatley

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    Well either the Buffalo device (quite popular on here, we have 2 of the TeraStation Pros) or have a look at the Thecus stuff. Either the N2050 or the N2100 would be ideal - 2 disks, RAID1 mirrored.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    Got a couple of Terastations here for backup purposes. They work ok. Just be careful about the Active directory integration. On some model/firmware combinations it appears not to work.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    To be honest I'm not to worried about AD integration as my main aim is to us it an an archive device. But I will take that on board.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    Tera stations are great I use one to back up to.

    Richard

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    I'm just starting to ask around my suppliers for a price.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    Why not use Freenas ?

    www.freenas.org

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

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    Why not use Freenas ?

    www.freenas.org
    If you had read one of my earlier posts I have no room for an addtional pc/server here.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    If you had read one of my earlier posts I have no room for an addtional pc/server here.
    But you have room for a NAS box ??????
    Plenty of small cases around for sale these days.....

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    DO NOT GET A NETGEAR SC101

    You probably weren't going to, but I have seen no end of these devices come in for recovery, and 9/10 times they can't be recovered.

    Do not get any NAS/SAN device that requires you to use their software, else it will just end in tears.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    DO NOT GET A NETGEAR SC101
    Yeah, they're rubbish You get what you pay for.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    I also own Terrastores, but also have used Linkstation Pros, which are very similar in the rear to the Terrastores, but are slimmer and only one disk, so no RAID but I got a 500gb one for £100 on special about 4 months ago, and it supports AD.

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    Re: NAS device for a primary school?

    Can you not just stick a bigger drive into your server?

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