Network storage device reccomendations Tags: Hard Drives NAS / RAID Storage Devices Last response: August 16, 2012 12:26 AM in Storage Share HDQ-Spaz August 14, 2012 8:05:50 PM 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 More about : network storage device reccomendations dingo07 a b G Storage August 14, 2012 8:35:37 PM 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? HDQ-Spaz August 14, 2012 9:17:33 PM It doesn't have to be super fast- just high capacity and visible on my network. Maybe a $300-600 budget. Related resources Question about network storage drives - Forum Network storage linked with tv/computers - Forum If you had $500 to blow on a network storage device and HDDs... - Forum Usb device not recognized (Mass Storage ) but optical mouse works??? - Forum external hdd usb storage - reccomendations ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dingo07 a b G Storage August 15, 2012 12:45:52 AM Here's the drives I would suggest... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2 x $159 = $318 here's the enclosure, if you wanted to go that route... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $214 HDQ-Spaz August 15, 2012 5:27:11 PM 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. HDQ-Spaz August 15, 2012 6:12:24 PM Do you have any recommendations for cheaper enclosures? $500 is a little steep. Could I get away with one that is around $300? dingo07 a b G Storage August 15, 2012 8:09:50 PM 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... HDQ-Spaz August 16, 2012 12:26:49 AM Is there a way to move this thread into the NAS section? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNetwork Storage Device back to USB device ForumNetwork Backup Storage Device ForumUSB mass storage device not getting drive letter ForumIomega storage manager has not discoverd any storage devices in your network ForumPortable laptop reccomendations ForumI need network storage solution help! ForumNetwork based storage and print share device needed ForumIomega 1 tb home network storage nas data recovery help ForumIomega 1 tb home network storage nas data recovery help ForumData storage device ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum[Solved] Reset password IBM storage ForumNeed some server/storage guidance ForumHarddrive shows up in bios/device manager Forum128 GB usb device driver for windows XP More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !