On 3 Apr 2010, at 00:57, Anthony Clearn wrote:
> Also a dual core with a decent heatpipe cooler barely needs to run a fan more than at a few rpm (with low usage), pair it with a heatpipe north bridge cooler, heatpipe psu and the disks may be the noisiest part.
I'm playing with a Western Digital Share Space at the minute. Runs Linux, has 4 drives slots, low power consumption. However, like most of these devices I've come across, it's not as fast as a fast thing, not nearly approaching the limit of its GiGE interface. It's available from Komplett at €400 for 2TB, €500 for 4TB and here's a review - http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4625
I think this process can be summed up like this - buy a device like the above, and it'll be small, neat, quiet, easy to get going, low power and will do a lot, but maybe not everything you'd like it to do. Build your own, and it's going to take more time to get going, be less plug and play simple, but more likely to do everything you want, eventually, at a price in terms of your time, noise, and power consumption.
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