TeraStation's NAS Safe
Subject: Storage | February 2, 2006 - 10:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech has grabbed one of Buffalo's TeraStation home servers, a NAS solution that bears a remarkable resemblance to a safe. It is home to 4 Western Digital Caviar 7200rpm 250GB EIDE hard drives, defaulted to give you a 700Gb RAID 5 setup, though there are other options.
"Shopping for a terabyte NAS box can be conflicting. You wonder: "Should I build my own? Hard
drives are so cheap these days, and I am so gifted with technology! It would be a waste of talent
not toâ€¦" Add up the cost of drives, a motherboard, case, RAID controller, gigabit Ethernet card,
backup software, and the numbers might come out in your favorâ€”maybe by a wide margin. Then again,
they might not. Companies like Buffalo Technologies have set their sites on the low-cost NAS
market with the intention of changing our minds. They're making their compact, quiet, and
full-warranty NAS boxes cheaper, faster, and more tempting to even die-hard tech enthusiasts"
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
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- Seagate 7200.9
160GB: The Highest Platter Density to Date! @ AnandTech
Enclosure @ Pro-Clockers