NAS system or a Hotway raid system Tags: NAS / RAID Storage Last response: June 24, 2011 8:24 PM in Storage Share squareenixx June 22, 2011 3:39:10 PM Now I want to know what you guys think I should do. I am basically setting up a large storage system and will most likely use raid 1. Now my question is should I buy this hotway system that costs $260 and supports 4 hard drives. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Or should I use one of my computers I don't use as a NAS system. I have calculated the cost to have this homemade NAS system up and running and it will only cost $120 and I will be using freeNAS as the OS which is specifically for this purpose. The homemade NAS system will have the following. Case that supports 5x3.5 inch drives. PSU has 4 sata connectors. Mobo has 4 data sata connectors. System only has 1gb of 667 in it I think but for freeNAS and data storage no more is needed anyway. I have an old 9500gt that I could use but since its for data storage again I should just use the inbuilt VGA adapter. I have a spare 19" monitor for it as well. So what option should I take. I will be using 3x 2tb drives for the storage and they will most likely be the Samsung F4's. More about : nas system hotway raid system FireWire2 a b G Storage June 24, 2011 8:24:09 PM By the construction of hotway case, I think there will a thermal problem with the TOP drive m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs the PSU in this case good for a NAS system? Forum SolvedNAS file server system Forum SolvedBuying / building first NAS system Forum SolvedSlow NAS Transfer leads to a Slow Whole System (2 PB in one thread) 4 MS EXPERTS Forum SolvedNAS box died; trying to recover files from disks (file system: ext3) in Windows 7 environment. Help? Forum SolvedNeed help choosing between two motherboards for a Free NAS system (mini ITX) Forum SolvedCombined gaming system and NAS. Doable? Forum SolvedHTPC/NAS Combo System Forum SolvedChange boot drive on Windows 7 System that has Raid setup Forum Help me find the best NAS media sharing system Forum Help choosing Best NAS System for 4-5 Node Renderfarm Forum System Image on NAS with Windows 7 home Forum $700 HTCP and NAS system build advice Forum SolvedInstalling system image from software RAID to hardware RAID Forum First NAS System Forum SolvedHelp on software RAID and a DAS system Forum SolvedPerformance of Double RAID 10 system | Planning new machine build Forum Help with parts suggestions for NAS system Forum SolvedClean install Win 7 on older Windows XP system and setup RAID 1 array Forum Which PSU is the Most Qiet for a NAS System? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !