Category Archives: Storage

BUILDING YOUR OWN NAS (Network ATTACHED STORAGE)

I was supposed to setup a backup system for a medical practice. I was looking around for products and came across WD Sentinel DX4000. This is a decent storage system which runs Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. Since my company already has license for Windows Storage Server 2012, decided to build my own NAS.

 

WD Sentinel DX4000

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This unit with 8TB storage costs just over $1000.00.

 

I decided to build my own NAS which runs Windows Storage Server 2012. I decided to use Celeron quad core and 16GB RAM. My System also has DVD drive.

With case it looks like this.

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My NAS specification:

As you can see, in addition to faster processor and more memory, I have 9TB of storage. With RAID 5 setup, you get 6TB of space.

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