NAS — Decided.

I decided to go with the Buffalo TerraStation It’s $929 at one place, and you get 750Gig’s of usuable RAID5 space (1 Terrabyte with striping). And it’s hardware RAID. THe only thing I don’t like about it is that you have to take the damn thing all the way apart to change a drive. I wish it had a module loader like most. But that’s what you get when you don’t have a budget for an Enterprise solution.

The thing I really like is that you can add up to 4 more drives via USB2. And from my understanding they can be used as part of the RAID!

Now I’m going to update my desktop with LInux and reformat the drives. I still need to buy a new tuner card with more onboard encoding capacity, and a better graphics card to output to my HDTV. Then I can finially have my PVR that I want. I was thinking about maybe installing the Windows Media CEnter version (we have a copy here at work that I could use) just to see how it works. I think it’d be fun. 🙂 But MythTV is the way to go.

I really can’t wait to do all this, but I feel SO BAD about dropping all this money on technology. Gah, why must I be such a tightwad.

Hung out with Andrew again tonight. It was lots of fun. Just like old times. We went to Target, and watched Golden Girls and had a jolly old time. Though I guess lots of people are talking bad about my hanging out with him again… Oh well… They are right to think bad about me.

Next weekend is also a three day weekend for me. I want to go on a trip somewhere, but I just don’t know where. Nor do I know who I’d go with. 🙁 Anyone up for a road trip?


5 thoughts on “NAS — Decided.”

  1. That’s a good idea, and actually I was planning on it originally. But then I found out my PU’s are coming here the weekend after. So it’d be a bit pointless I think for me to fly there Over memorialday weekend…..

    Oh, and I’m on call that weekend, so I can’t really go anywhere! lol Edit:// I’m not on call… I’m deploying that weekend.

  2. Ok. I just talked to the buffalo people, and the terastation is only software raid, which is going to be fairly slow. They said they have a hardware raid in the works, but it won’t be out tell 4Q. I guess I can wait tell then. 🙂 They also said that they are working on getting it easier to change the drives.


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