Page 1 of 6 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 95

Thread: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    26,422
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,628 times in 565 posts

    QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    If so, how do you like it? And if not, is it something you've considered?
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Bah Humbug. Dooms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Brixton
    Posts
    3,319
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked
    180 times in 140 posts
    • Dooms's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97i Gaming ACK
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K @ 4.4Ghz
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 16GB Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 500Gb Samsung 840 SSD & 960GB Kingston SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac 1080
      • PSU:
      • 750W Corsair Pro
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Evolv ITX
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 34UC88 34-Inch 21:9
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 220MB

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    I use a HP MicroServer with 4x 2TB HDDs in it. I've been tempted to upgrade to a dedicated synology box but I don't use it enough these days.

  3. #3
    Admin Team peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    17,205
    Thanks
    2,223
    Thanked
    2,784 times in 2,225 posts
    • peterb's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Nascom 2
      • CPU:
      • Z80B
      • Memory:
      • 48K 8 bit memory on separate card
      • Storage:
      • Audio cassette tape - home built 5.25" floppy drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • text output (composite video)
      • PSU:
      • Home built
      • Case:
      • Home built
      • Operating System:
      • Nas-sys
      • Monitor(s):
      • 12" monocrome composite video input
      • Internet:
      • No networking capability on this machine

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    Yes, self built using a Linux distro providing web, mail and file sharing services.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    Been helped or just 'Like' a post? Use the Thanks button!
    My broadband speed - 750 Meganibbles/minute

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    258
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    23 times in 21 posts

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    Same as peterb
    i7 4770K / Asus Maximus Gene VI / 16GB Corsair Vengeance / Asus Strix Advanced GTX1080 / Acer Predator X34A / 500G Samsung 840 EVO SSD / Ubuntu 17.10-x64 / W10

  5. #5
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    FreeNAS

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Kingdom O Fife
    Posts
    248
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    13 times in 11 posts
    • zaph0d's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage II Extreme
      • CPU:
      • Socket 1366 2.66GHz Xeon 5650 Hex-Core @ 4 GHz - Speedstep Enabled - Custom Liquid Cooled
      • Memory:
      • 48GB - 6x 8GB @ 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 2x240 GB SSD's inmRaid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD R9 380 2Gb
      • PSU:
      • 1000W Coolermaster
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-343B (Original Model)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Toshiba 49" 4K tv
      • Internet:
      • 76MBit TalkTalk Fibre - Actually get the full 76MBit too :P

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    I use a Lenovo E50-00 quad core(Ebuyer for £150) and a brace of USB 3 Drives myself - It's also a Plex Media Server

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    YEs I use a Synology DS 1513+ with 5 3 tB drives for now, will upgrade those to 4TB each as needed. It is wonderfully powerful and responsive.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    314
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    23 times in 16 posts
    • Brian224's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5-2500K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 SSD 120GB, Seagate 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX760 4GB
      • PSU:
      • 650W EZCool Silent
      • Case:
      • Corsair Graphite 230T
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 3 x Acer G226HQLBbd
      • Internet:
      • 30 Mb cable (Virgin Media)

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    Seagate Goflex home. Originally 2 x 1TB but this is less easy to configure so now just one 2TB drive. Works well but runs much hotter than I would like. So far I have had to replace one HDD.

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    Thecus N4800 4x3TB in RAID 5 and Buffalo LinkStation with 2TB

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    177
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    10 times in 9 posts

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    No. I periodically consider it, but then realise I can't justify the expense for the minimal advantage I'd gain.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,152
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    74 times in 66 posts

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    Use a Raspberry PI attached to an external Hard drive as a cheap alternative.

  12. #12
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    Got a server 2012 R2 box that does file sharing, hosts my VMs when I want to tinker and runs some basic home network services. Old but reasonably power efficient pair of Xeons.

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Valencia
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Qu4k3r's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock 970 Extreme4 | Gigabyte X48T-DQ6
      • CPU:
      • FX-6300 @4GHz | Q6600 @3.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB DDR3-1600MHz | 4x2GB DDR3-1333MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB SSD + 500GB + 2TB | 320GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • PoV GTX570 | HD5670
      • PSU:
      • Cooolermaster GX-650 | Antec VP-450
      • Case:
      • Antec ONE | MyOpenPC Doma Pro PCI
      • Operating System:
      • Win7 x64 ult
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus VN247H-P | KVM usb switch
      • Internet:
      • 2048+1536/900+512

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    No, I don't have a NAS at home. I'd like to but it's not in my priority list.-

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    286
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • edgars70's system
      • CPU:
      • E5200
      • Memory:
      • 4Gb
      • Storage:
      • Samsung F3 1Tb x1 and Samsung 1.5Tb x2 Raid 1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Geforce 8800 GTS 640
      • Operating System:
      • Win7
      • Monitor(s):
      • CRT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 10Mb

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    Yes, I have a home built pc (dual core, 4gb ram) using old parts and items I've bought from hexus members. It runs FreeNas.
    It has a dell raid 5 card with 4 x 500gb disks (raid 5), 2 1tb (mirror) and a raptor drive for the os.
    I also bought a 4 port Ethernet card from ebay, plus the motherboard has 2 ports. All 6 ports are teamed (link aggregation) to my managed switch for extra pointlessness.

  15. #15
    Senior Member 1stRaven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lincoln, UK
    Posts
    929
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked
    95 times in 83 posts
    • 1stRaven's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus VIII Hero
      • CPU:
      • I7 6700K
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair DDR4 Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 250Gb Samsung Evo 850 M.2, 2 x Samsung EVO 850 500Gb, Seagate 3tb HDD, 24Tb Unraid Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2 x PNY GTX 1080 FE
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Be-Quiet Dark Pro 900 Silver
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 22" and 1 x Dell U2913WM
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 150Mb

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    I have an 24tb unraid server, hosting sab, sickbeard and plex. Its nice and quick but not that energy efficient, something to do with 3 x 500w psu supplies but it is something that I need to work on over the next year.

  16. #16
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: QOTW: Do you use a NAS server at home?

    Yes I do, Asustor AS-302T with (2x)4TB WD Reds. I have a large collection of purchased DVDs/Bluerays that I've assembled over the years and needed a safe place to put. Also had lots of Photos/Videos of the familia too. I have come to love this little AS-302T workhorse! I do my PC/Mac backups unto it as well. I've backed up my Music too and able to stream it to my phone. I love how I am able to stream my phone's photos/videos to the NAS remotely (From Costa Rica and anywhere in US). Every household should have a NAS and I forsee this happening soon.

Page 1 of 6 1234 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •