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Old 10-05-2011, 01:00 PM
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<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/10/home-network-storage-server/' target='_blank'>http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/1...storage-server/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The Epias are noted for their low power consumption and ability to be passively cooled; consequently they make great silent PCs. I had used the Epia M10000 for a while in a previous project, but it was now idle and ripe for re-use. I&rsquo;d been meaning to put together a low-power network file server, and this seemed like a good time to finally make that happen."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1317794294.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>We are living in a digital age and with that comes a considerable amount of data.&nbsp; Pictures, videos, documents, movies and music are all part of the standard clutter we keep.&nbsp; While we are able to put a lot of this in the cloud, it is not always practical, sensible or cost effective.&nbsp; The solution, of course is a NAS.&nbsp; While you could go out and buy one, some money can be saved if you decide on building one yourself.</p><p>I personally would shy away from a solution like GeekDad suggests, but only because I like having lots of storage.&nbsp; I was once a physical object pack rat, and I am now a digital pack rat so I like having multiple versions of files I work on so I can undo everything back to the beginning of time.&nbsp; The solution presented is limited in terms of storage, but then again, there are 3 TB hard drives out there, which would probably suffice for a lot of people.&nbsp; And it is a good start.&nbsp; If it comes to a point where you have over a dozen drives in your NAS though, it might be time for TLC to introduce the digital version of Hoarders.</p>
 
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