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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:20:10 -0500
From:      "Brian McCann" <>
To:        michael <>
Cc:        Clifton Royston <>,
Subject:   Re: Recommendations on reliable home fileserver hardware?
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On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:13 AM, michael <> 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


Brian McCann

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