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    News - WD introduces Sentinel DS5100 and DS6100 storage plus servers

    Ultra-compact design, using enterprise-class components, yet affordably priced.
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    Re: News - WD introduces Sentinel DS5100 and DS6100 storage plus servers

    Sexy ... but expensive. Not for the home.
    Is there a version that doesn't come encumbered with Windows?

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    Re: News - WD introduces Sentinel DS5100 and DS6100 storage plus servers

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    Sexy ... but expensive. Not for the home.
    Is there a version that doesn't come encumbered with Windows?
    I presume you would buy the normal Windows version, then install your chosen OS over the top. With that sort of cost, not including Windows is hardly a saving (unless you object to the Windows tax on an ethical basis, in which case you would probably build your own server anyway).

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    Re: News - WD introduces Sentinel DS5100 and DS6100 storage plus servers

    Three network ports is nice, but it seems very over priced.

    When the Silverstone DS380 case is released with 8 hot swap HDD bays, it will make for a very expandable and quiet server.

    £70 gets you a motherboard that can handle 7 HDDs (plus one e-sata): http://www.ebuyer.com/456469-asrock-...tx-fm2a85x-itx
    Throw in a £100 APU, £60 for ram. A two port network PCIe card gets you two fileserving ports with the motherboard port for admin address.

    Struggling to get up to the price of the WD box, even if I make the 2 port card 10Gb

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    Re: News - WD introduces Sentinel DS5100 and DS6100 storage plus servers

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    Sexy ... but expensive. Not for the home.
    Is there a version that doesn't come encumbered with Windows?
    I would look at the HP microserver gen 7 or 8 (some great deals on gen 7 at moment) as a home server

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    Re: News - WD introduces Sentinel DS5100 and DS6100 storage plus servers

    Like the look of the Silverston that DanceswithUnix mentioned, however will wait to hear more about it, as from the pics looks like it will need 8 SATA cables, on that sort of case I would have expected some sort of SAS socket to keep things nice and tidy

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