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^Guess it depends on where you are.  I just bought a 1TB (not on sale) for $99 USD. Maybe not as cheap as the big drives. But not really all that much more expensive in total dollars either. I'd also rather have two or three smaller drives right now than one of those 3TB monsters for no other reason than not wanting too much kept in one basket. Even with RAID or good backups. at least not until some real-world long-term reliability stats become available.
-40hz (October 06, 2011, 10:45 AM)
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I want to stack the NAS with 4 drives and RAID, so if I can get better value for TB with 3.5, I'd lean that way. From the prices I've seen so far, 3.5 is way better. And 3 TB drives here are stupidly expensive. e.g. $50 for 1 TB, $100 for 2 TB, and $230 for 3 TB. Like WTF? I don't get that. I'm sure there's a reason, but I just don't know what it is...

4 x 2TB 3.5" seems to the most cost-efficient configuration IMHO. RND4000 will not support 3TB drives atm.

NAS = $299
HDDs = 4 * $82 = $328

There you go a complete NAS for AUD $627.
-lotusrootstarch (October 06, 2011, 10:54 AM)
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That was my initial thought before I posted. Thanks for the confirmation. :)

a few things before I go:

1. This NAS is feature-rific and can be quite powerful
2. Onboard RAM can even be upgraded if you run a lot of stuff on the NAS
3. Make sure you have Gigabit network connectivity
4. Avoid Samsung drives at all costs, buy WD or Seagate

4. Avoid Samsung drives at all costs, buy WD or Seagate
-lotusrootstarch (October 06, 2011, 11:07 AM)
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curious: why that?

Anybody got any thoughts on the non byod more commercial NAS products?  

Specifically: or or or

Don't really care as long as it supports NFS... just tired of the DYI route right now and want a solution that comes with drives as long as it's not *too* much of a premium.


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