Cheap NAS

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by niuniu, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Anyone got some recommendations (2TB+)? Saw some brilliant reviews on the LG NAS's but they're hard to get in the UK. The La Cie Home Network 2 got panned badly, but it's simplicity seems perfect for our 2 person/3 computer setup.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. akatsuki macrumors regular

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    Why not just use a Thunderbolt drive served out of your iMac (which I am assuming you have since you are in the iMac thread). You could just upgrade to Server at the same time.
     
  3. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Have you considered a 2 bay Synology?
    Excellent all round NAS that will do everything you need from a AS unit, and more!
    It's very easy to set up and use (lots of videos on my youtube channel) and you'll be able to not only share data but also create user home folders, and so on. Completely expandable as well for the future.
     
  4. drsox macrumors 65816

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    How cheap is cheap for you ?
    What do you actually want to do and how important is the data to you ?
     
  5. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

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    Dont buy POGO stuff! I bought one if there NAS drives and the software almost never worked, the apple talk(now called AFP or some such) never worked for Time Machine backups and the software wouldnt uninstall after i got my refund. Stay away from pogo
     
  6. m00min macrumors 6502

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    +1 for the Synology. I've got a 2 bay running as RAID1, I'm really happy with it. The software's excellent and it's really easy to setup.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Hard to beat the cost of something like a WD My Book Live . I saw the 2 TB versions at Costco for US$129 around back to school and they usually go for US$149.

    B
     
  8. niuniu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Spot on, cheers!

    They go cheap over here too (can pickup around £100 mark). :)
     
  9. priorypcclinic macrumors newbie

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    I have lg nas it's great they aren't too hard to get just expensive
     

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