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Looking for some advice

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November 11, 2009 2:26:57 PM

I built a HTPC in march and now have 6 HDDs varrying from 1-2 TB each holding my videos, music and pictures. Now w1th the 6th drive over 50% full I am looking for additional space, but at the same time wondering what the best (and affordable) option to back up this system. I have used single drive NAS in the past but I am very unfamiliar about setting up and using any RAID system. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

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a b G Storage
November 12, 2009 2:37:18 PM

FreeNAS is free software to build yourself a NAS. You want to replicate your data elsewhere for safekeeping.

How-to: Mini DIY Project: 2TB NAS Box for $360 (Update 3)

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