Network storage device reccomendations

I am looking to install a new, high capacity storage device that I can use for my home network. I am looking for a total of at least 2 tb of space with redundancy (RAID 1), and expandability.

Will I be better off building a home server, or simply buying a pre-built NAS?

Thanks for your help
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  1. A home server implies a server OS, which I don't think you intend. What is it needed for? Super fast or just because? And what's the budget?
  2. It doesn't have to be super fast- just high capacity and visible on my network. Maybe a $300-600 budget.
  3. Here's the drives I would suggest...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236343
    2 x $159 = $318

    here's the enclosure, if you wanted to go that route...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816111188
    $469


    If you have the room, I would just get the drives and put them in your computer, and if need be, buy a RAID Controller card like this...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816103229
    $214
  4. Thanks for the suggestions- I really don't have room in any of my pc's so I think I will go for the NAS enclosure route.
  5. Do you have any recommendations for cheaper enclosures? $500 is a little steep. Could I get away with one that is around $300?
  6. HDQ-Spaz said:
    Do you have any recommendations for cheaper enclosures? $500 is a little steep. Could I get away with one that is around $300?

    Of course you can, but, you get what you pay for, ya know...

    hopefully someone else can suggest a less expensive one...
  7. Is there a way to move this thread into the NAS section?
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