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I need 3TB of network storage, cheapest way?

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Pancakes

Either non redundant or RAID1 at the most

 

Thats all the requirements 

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timekills

3TB USB drive plugged into home router/WAP with USB port.

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ikon

Got an old PC lying around? Got an unused Windows license around? Got some old drives lying around? Use them with a drive pooling program like PoolHD, DrivePool, DriveBender, flexRAID. :)

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schoondoggy

iomega single drive NAS. They run on special for under $100 with no drive.

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Pancakes

3TB USB drive plugged into home router/WAP with USB port.

 

Already tried that off my Netgear a while back, I get a grand total of 3Mb/s

 

Got an old PC lying around? Got an unused Windows license around? Got some old drives lying around? Use them with a drive pooling program like PoolHD, DrivePool, DriveBender, flexRAID. :)

 

Nope :( Don't have any spares laying around since I moved 

iomega single drive NAS. They run on special for under $100 with no drive.

Might have to look into this, that sounds like a good deal!

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ikon

IOmega. LOL. What a coincidence. I'm currently rehabilitating an iX2-200 for a small business. It stopped responding. I think one of the 2 drives started experiencing difficulties. I'm SpinRiting both HDDs ATM; seems to be going well.

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Pancakes

Thats good value even if you just took the drive out!

 

Sell the drive on ebay for $90 and you got the NAS for $10!

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FiLiNuX

Pancakes,

Agree TKills.

 

I think in another post recently your had a wndr3700 V3 router and the subject of Tomato came up.  WELL ITS BACK :)  The built in USB , NAS, Media Server, FTP, support works GREAT!!  Low power, secure, stable, just add any USB hard drives to it.  

 

I used it as a NAS on my much lower powered router for a pretty long time with great success and WAY FASTER then 3 MB/s.  

 

Also agree with Ikon's re-purposing of old hardware BUT with the exception of there are TONS of great Free-NAS programs (see how I worked that in there ;) based on *nix that use less resources then windows and are a better fit when a full OS is not required.  I have found many PC's in thrift stores cheap that were pretty decent.

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Pancakes

I am also focusing on low power, so I'd rather just get a NAS or something. This is literally just for storing Acronis images in a second place 

 

I'll try the router again now it has DDWRT on there, but does Untangle support USB stuff? And also its only USB 2.0, so its already going to be slower than GBe 

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