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What options are available for cheap NAS devices that allows to put two hard drives in RAID 1?

QNAP TS-231 I've been using a TS-212 just about 24/7 for two years. I was happy enough with it that I recently bought a second QNAP device, albeit one that has 4 drive bays (TS-451). It appears that ...
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Looking for a desktop NAS to be the primary storage for pictures and music

Even though you don't want/need RAID, you might want JBOD (just a bunch of disks). This technology allows multiple hard drives to act as one huge hard drive, which would be good for things that use up ...
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Are there some low cost NAS devices that can operate well as a webserver?

I already offered a NAS recommendation as a response to this question, and I'd maintain the same recommendation for your situation. QNAP and other commercial NAS devices are just small Linux machines ...
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Are there some low cost NAS devices that can operate well as a webserver?

I am using a Raspberry Pi for this purpose (not really web hosting, but I used it just for testing, and it works fine). It's a pretty good solution, because you can make more out of it than just a NAS ...
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Low-cost NAS with easy OS installation

I recently bought a HP storage works x1400 from eBay for $50 including shipping. HP storage works x1400 is based on HP DL320 so if you search ebay you can look for DL320 G6 Specs quad core cpu ...
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Looking for a desktop NAS to be the primary storage for pictures and music

A little bit of "life" intervened, and I ended up going with a solution from Synology, their DS215j. I confirmed that it supported SSDs before ordering both it and a set of SSDs. The NAS and one SSD ...
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Quiet/fanless computer

The more powerfull (TDP (thermal dissipation power) in watt) the computer, the more you need to cool it down. You can combine one or several of these: You can pick low energy components (CPUs). You ...
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External Music Production Library: NAS vs. External SSD vs. External HDD Thunderbolt?

Does it make sense to store relatively large sample libraries in a remote location? It makes sense, but it's not at all beneficial. If you're going to be pulling samples into your project fairly ...
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Are there any chassis that accept a NUC board but accommodate more than one drive?

It might be worth it to look into 3.5" drive enclosures. I've got an aluminium one which is a little oversized for a 3.5" drive and which has just the right size for a NUC board and some 2.5" drives (...
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Is there a low power consuming device with good CPU to be used as a NAS?

If you want a non NUC class machine, just go with a mini ITX system. They arn't as ludicrously small but they have more expansion capability. Looking at these reviews something like the asrock 3150 ...
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Low-cost NAS with easy OS installation

Take a consideration of HP gen8 microserver. It has four 3.5HDD bays,one 2.5 optical bay,and one microsd slot. Cheapest version with intel g1610T cpu,4 GB ecc memory(with out hdd) usually comes with ...
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Looking for a desktop NAS to be the primary storage for pictures and music

I recommend a HP micro server. You can see a similar question here. As a micro server, it supports 24/7 work though it consumes more power than those NASs. If you just need some private online ...
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Is it worth it to buy SSD drives to a Synology DS218+ for home use?

My personal experience is based on WD EX4 with 4 WD 7200rpm 4TB disks in RAID5. Yes, there is noise. Especially when I run some task on the NAS itself (downloading, extracting huge archive, export a ...
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Is there a low power consuming device with good CPU to be used as a NAS?

Its a bit tricky. There's three elements to your problem and each of this needs to be handled seperately. Data, Power and 'space' Easiest way? USB 3.0 Hard drives. They are typically fast enough for ...
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External 2,5" 2-bay RAID USB3 Enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl power-off support

I'm not sure about their software, but being a company specialising in this presumably QNAP has good software support. One device which I presume will meet your expectations is the TR-002 which has ...
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Small bussines Server

Not sure how opposed to used things you are and/or where you live. I've taken the liberty of converting 1500 euros to 1750 USD. If you're willing to manually instal the requisite software and don't ...
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Small bussines Server

I will offer you to check those devices: Synology DiskStation DS918+, Qnap TS-453A-4G. They support all you want. If you have bigger needs for disk space you can check next models Qnap TS-653A-4G, ...
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MediaCenter with through put of 20MB/s

So if you are looking for what I think you are looking for I would suggest you look for a cheap server on ebay or in a small form factor case for around 80$ like this one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/FAST-...
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Low power computer with at least two SATA ports?

I don't have the reputation to make this a comment, but I can find at least one 2.5 inch 3TB (and 4TB) HDD: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Laptop-2-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000LM016/dp/B01CHYIEXG . For your ...
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Is there a NAS adapter for USB drives?

addonics has introduced its Network Attached Storage (NAS) adapter, which is a $55 device that lets you plug a USB-powered external drive in one end and then connect an Ethernet cable to the other end ...
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I need a NAS solution with conflicting requirements

The drives will be purchased separately from the NAS. I suggest your better off building a PC. Use a NAS with four bays, two for large HDD, and two for fast SSD Case with 3 5.25 bays are easy to ...
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Suggestions for storage pc

A Network Attached Storage (NAS) is something you may be interested in. There are several plug and play products available from companies such as Synology, Western Digital, etc. As well, there are a ...
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SATA cable to USB 2.0 adapter

I have an older model of this drive adapter: Newertech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter which of course means mine is USB 2.0. The specifications on the web site indicate that the device will work ...
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Which is a better NAS : Synology DS216+II or QNap TS251+

I have experienced with both NAS, I would recommend you only QNAP. Easy to setup VPN, SSL and Multimedia with your own domains. Also, done speed test on the network from QNAP to Mac sent 1GB data: ...
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Which is a better NAS : Synology DS216+II or QNap TS251+

For multimedia streaming, beware of the qnap. They have recently removed Kodi support due to (apparently) licensing issues with Dolby. Further, their default player (again due to the licensing issue)...
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FreeNas Support Hareware And Software

I've seen people use that board so it does work. I don't have any experience with it so I can't tell you how "plug-and-play" it is. Your motherboard and your processor don't match though, so you will ...
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Which disk is suitable for D-LINK DNS-320

So just from my experience: you can simply use normal disks as they work exactly as a normal hard disk. I use normal ones in my 24/7 servers since a few years without a failure. But if you have the ...
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SBC for portable NAS

I just found the perfect (I think) board: an Intel NUC board with a 10.16cm squared area and 28.8mm height. 5W TDP, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, around $100 (for mainboard and integrated CPU). Pity it ...
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SBC for portable NAS

So I know of a local shop called MinMax Custom PCs that will build a very small ITX system called the "MinMax C70-ITX" that probably does meet your needs; I've specced it out as best as I can tell ...
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