[Cialug] external storage
Dave J. Hala Jr.
dave at 58ghz.net
Wed Oct 17 15:36:10 CDT 2007
I've got about $1500.00
I'm archiving some data snapshots for a period of about 15 months.
During the first six months the data will be seldom accessed. After 6
months the data may not be accessed at. After the 15 month period it
will all be destroyed.
On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 20:29 +0000, Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> I've been using this storage system called "/dev/nul" Dave Weis set me up
> with it. He is a swell guy.
> What is the budget like and how do you weigh it against reliability? Are
> you just backing up your local Blockbuster store?
> I have had good luck with the Buffalo brand external drives. They have some
> that can act as local storage mad as NAS.
> I recently built a machine used for off-site backups that came in around $7K
> with about 7 GB RAID 5 (3ware) using 750 GB drives. If I was looking to do
> what you need I might try it again with fewer drives or software RAID (to
> save money) and use iSCSI to attach it. Especially if I knew I had to
> expand the capacity it in the future.
> On the other hand- you could put Linux on a Linksys SLUG use external
> drives with software mirror and create something really cheaply.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dave J. Hala Jr. [mailto:dave at 58ghz.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 2:34 PM
> > To: Cialug
> > Subject: [Cialug] external storage
> > I'm looking for 2-4tb of external storage. It doesn't have to be fast.
> > It would be nice if the drives were mirrored. A USB interface
> > would be preferred. Value is important.
> > Anyone got anything that they are currently using they like?
> > :) Dave
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