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    Hi all,

    At our home, we have 3 PCs: mine (laptop on a dock), the wife's, and the eldest son's (both fixed PCs). Two are Windows 7, one is XP.

    We all have different files on our individual PCs and there is no centralization. I'd like to change that.

    So I thought of a decent home NAS or some other storage device. I've looked at things like Google Drive, but we have well north of a TB of data and I think it just makes more sense to buy a local device. Could be wrong, opinions welcomed.

    What would y'all recommend?

    Thanks!

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    Re: NAS For Home?

    FreeNAS ...
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    • #3
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      I use an Iomega StorCenter ix2 at home as an iSCSI SAN but it functions as a NAS as well. It might be overkill for your needs but the versatility (NAS and SAN capability) might come in handy.

      http://go.iomega.com/en-us/products/.../?partner=4760

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        IOmega++ (iX4 in my case)
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          I use a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo. Not cheap (I got mine free in a competition!) but they are very good.
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            Re: NAS For Home?

            I have a Synology DS1511+. Any of their products are great for a home or business NAS. I stream media to XBMC all the time.
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            • #7
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              I'm using QNAP TS859 Pro and the TS639 Pro.
              Both are a bit older models but they works fine to me.
              Marcel
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