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Re: [tlug] Hard Drive Failure (Was: Help! Total hardware failure)

Mark Makdad wrote:
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Curt Sampson < <>> wrote:

    Actually, 500 GB drives are currently between 6,000 and 7,000 yen each.
    So you could set up basically the same NAS for 14,000 yen plus a bit of
    time to set up RAID and Samba on a desktop comptuter. If you're missing
    the desktop computer, that would set you back another 30,000 yen or so
    for a very basic configuration (motherboard with built-in video, cheap
    CPU, a half gig of RAM, and case).

Yes, I lack the desktop. I own two laptops, and the older one will not cooperate with USB2.0 anyhow, so the software-RAID-in-a-box-that-I-called-hardware was the cheaper solution.

That said, after this thread getting so long with all the helpful comments, I think I should have consulted TLUG before buying hardware...

Well having gone from a kuro box running a very optimized version of Gentoo Linux to a bottom of the line IBM Netvista A30 with 1.6GHz Celeron. I would have to say the PC is a lot faster, and all up with 2G of added RAM cost me 20,000. It only has 60G of HD but I will be replacing that with a pair of Seagate 1T drives when they drop below 10,000yen.


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