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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:20:10 -0500
From:      "Brian McCann" <bjmccann@gmail.com>
To:        michael <michael.copeland@gmail.com>
Cc:        Clifton Royston <cliftonr@lava.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Recommendations on reliable home fileserver hardware?
Message-ID:  <2b5f066d0901190920o625ed7bbgdc0919e47a182644@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <49749882.1080404@gmail.com>
References:  <20090119004620.GD26150@lava.net> <49749882.1080404@gmail.com>

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On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:13 AM, michael <michael.copeland@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Clifton Royston wrote:
>>
>> I'd consider running a Mac Mini (tiny, silent, s/b reliable) if
>> it weren't for needing 2+ drives for mirroring.
>>
>
> this would work fine with gmirror using usb/firewire drives.
> there is also the droboshare. great little fileserver.
> aopen cubes run great. i've had one since 2005, runs quiet with two fans.
> they fully support freebsd and it can be more than a fileserver. its about
> the size of a two slice toaster. it runs below 25db of noise.
>
>>  I'm comfortable either building my own system, or buying a packaged
>> system if it offers better value.
>>
>>  Any advice would be welcomed.
>>  -- Clifton
>>
>>

As a heads up, if you do this, do NOT use the Western Digital
MyBooks...I tried this...and gave up and got a D-Link NAS.  The
MyBooks "sleep" after no activity, and I was getting serious
corruption.

--Brian

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