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Looking for a cheap NAS


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#1 Max137

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 05:17 PM

Hi, I want to build a NAS for at most $150 (without drives). The Hardware of it should be better or as good as the Synology DS115 and the power consumption should be nearly as low. WOL is needed. The NAS will serve as storage for 2 Rasperry PI Mediacenters and both should be able to show HD videos from it. I want to run XPEnology (OS) on it. I have already got 2 x 2 GB DDR3 RAM laying around from an old PC. Could you please recommend me some additional hardware that suits my needs? I'm just asking because a self build should be cheaper than a branded product. Best Regards, Max


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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 08:03 PM

Do you have any old pc's lying around, those make a good NAS. Otherwise use a prebuilt nas, they typically have better customer service.

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#3 Max137

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 02:41 AM

I have an old PC lying around, but it's some years old and I doubt the power consumption of its parts is low enough. And I don't need customer service, my goal is to get the most value out of my money, if a prebuilt system is just that, than im fine with it.



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 07:19 AM

Prebuilt NAS are better value and lower power consumption.

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#5 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:35 AM

There are plans all over the internet on how to turn your $30 Raspberry Pi into an NAS. This is just one such plan, but Google it and you will find a whole bunch of different plans.

 

http://lifehacker.com/5988835/turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-low-power-nas


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#6 Max137

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 01:14 PM

Ok thank you guys :)






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