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Offline eddie20850

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NAS Raid setup noob here
« on: August 02, 2014, 10:36:35 PM »
so the enclosure doesn't fit stand alone external drives. so i'll take it back.   ok, lesson learned.   thanks
kinda noob to some of the more technical computer stuff, but i know you guys are savvy so i'll start here.  I saw a old post about NAS Raid, but when i went to reply, i got a message that thread was over 120 days old that I should start a new thread.  So here goes, thanks for readin' and replyin'

I have a Mac Mini that I use for downloading shows on etree using Vuze, and a toshiba laptop i use for listening to shows on winamp since it has HDMI and my receiver has HDMI.  I have a 75% full 2T Buffalo Linkstation NAS drive for etree and a 2T Seagate drive that I use for iTunes.  I also have a 3rd external drive a WD 1T that's empty now.  I have had a few windows machines die and so i gather it's a bit safer to download to an external drive, though I guess those die just as easy as computers huh? 

I kinda wanna learn about pairing external drives.  I bought a Buffalo 2-bay enclosure that I haven't opened yet, but it was 80$ so i figured it might be a good start.  I will handle 2 3T drives, which would take me awhile to fill.   Anyone have bad luck with Buffalo drives?  R they schwagg?  Since my drive is Buffalo I thought buying a Buffalo exclosure is a plus, any thoughts?

My network is on my Comcast XFinity and I'm happy w/it and speed etc.

Thanks for reading, have a great day
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Re: NAS Raid setup noob here
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 01:53:21 PM »
This may or may not help, but I've always had the best luck with Seagate drives.  I haven't used many external drives, for internal drives, they've always been rock solid.
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Re: NAS Raid setup noob here
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 11:29:36 AM »
Most RAID enclosures like Buffalo use external SATA drives as their hard drive set up, usually in 2-3-4 tb set ups. 


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