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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove FireWire2 June 24, 2011 8:24:09 PM By the construction of hotway case, I think there will a thermal problem with the TOP drive | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>NAS system or a Hotway raid system> Related ressources: ForumBuilding a FREE NAS System from Scraps ForumNAS | Question Regarding Win7 and the Ext4 File System ForumFull system vs. NAS ForumConsumer NAS/RAID for semiprofessional dummies ? ForumNAS and RAID plan for church ForumMoving RAID 1 drives from NAS to Desktop ForumCombined gaming system and NAS . Doable? ForumHelp buying NAS system for Photography ForumCPU Choice for HTPC+ NAS system Forum12-15TB - eSata Raid 0 or NAS or... ForumBest file system for NAS ForumHTPC/ NAS Combo System ForumRecommend-a- raid / nas ForumSalvaging old system for new NAS setup ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumMajor RAID problem ForumRedistribute Free Space in RAID 5 RAIDXpert ForumRaid problems after CMOS Battery failure ForumHelp me build my NAS box ForumBad RAID Driver for G1.Assassin? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !