Interesting question - one which I regularly consider myself.
Totally Depends really on your requirements. I know many have built boxes
with OpenSolaris to get the goodness of ZFS and snapshots/time-slider
(which is *totally* amazing). I wouldn't get trust my data to btrfs or
Occasionally sites like Misco and Komplett offer specials on low-end
server systems (like the HP proliant ml115 for instance, which can hold 4
drives comfortably, or the DELL PowerEdge T105 which could hold 4 at a
push)... Generally these can be had for <200yoyos without OS, but they
only happen occasionally..
If all you want is something small with a few USB drives hanging off it,
then perhaps something like a SheevaPlug would do ya, which I'm sure can
be had for less than 100yoyos :-)
Plenty of options, depends on requirements and budget.
On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, John P. Looney wrote:
> So, I want a decent NAS box at home. The syncology 4 disk jobs look really
> nice, but at 350 euro, they seem a little pricey. Surely I can do better
> with linux & some small hardware.
>> Has anyone made a box at home ? I'm just looking for something that'll hold
> 3 or 4 disks, NFS/SMB and upnp (for media players).
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