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 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 SolvedHelp on software RAID and a DAS system Forum SolvedPerformance of Double RAID 10 system | Planning new machine build Forum $700 HTCP and NAS system build advice Forum First NAS System Forum SolvedClean install Win 7 on older Windows XP system and setup RAID 1 array Forum Solvedset up a hybrid system with a SSD for the OS, and HDD in a Raid for data Forum Help with parts suggestions for NAS system Forum SolvedRAID system drive Forum SolvedIs it possible to put the operating system on the SSD, programs on Raid HDD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !