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    Question 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    Hi guys,

    This might not be the best section, but it's where I'll start. Are there any 4-bay NAS enclosures that will allow me to connect over (Gigabit) Ethernet AND eSATA (Or USB)? Fast as possible preferably so user experiences would be nice if shared.

    And I'm sure you're wondering, if I can use Ethernet, why would I want eSATA/USB? Well it's because of my stupid media player that can only connect over USB or eSATA .

    I will also want to access the NAS through my network and NOT have to lug the box backwards and forwards if it's just eSATA/USB connected. That way I can stuff things from my PC onto the box, or play something on the TV. Not too much to ask is it?

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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    Hp microserver, best for features and value imo
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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    +1 for the Microserver.

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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    +3, & can get upto 6 x 3.5" drives internally with an bay mount.

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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    OK, looking at the specs it seems a full blown NAS is a bit beyond my needs. Think I'll just scale back to a DAS device with multiple ports (i.e. USB3 and eSATA).

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    I'm still voting for the Microserver for any storage needs. You can get them £80-85 new (£100 cashback) and will cover all your storage needs (unless you fill up 12tb like I have ).

    A good external drive costs that.

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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    The cashback has been over with the Microserver for over 2 weeks. A new g7 has been released and I think it may be a while before we are looking at 100ukp Microservers again
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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    Really? Thats a shame. I got mine over 2 years ago and the offer has been on more or less the entire time since

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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    G8s are coming soon, another bump in CPU (now a Pentium), USB3, new chassis and dual Gb NICs.

    Suspect it'll be more expensive though.

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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    EDIT - dual post

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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    G8s are coming soon, another bump in CPU (now a Pentium), USB3, new chassis and dual Gb NICs.

    Suspect it'll be more expensive though.
    Well, it's $529 on the page you've linked to - so that'll be £529 when it arrives over here, I suspect

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    Re: 4 bay NAS Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by siu99spj View Post
    OK, looking at the specs it seems a full blown NAS is a bit beyond my needs. Think I'll just scale back to a DAS device with multiple ports (i.e. USB3 and eSATA).

    Any suggestions?
    I guess Drobo are probably the market leader in that sort of storage, but I've never used any of their products myself...

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