View Full Version : Nas or file server?

04-12-2006, 12:38 AM
hi, im not sure if i need a file server or a NAS? I want to backup my data and such that is on my windows and linux computers? What do you think would be the best?


04-12-2006, 02:47 AM
well whatever you do avoid the netgear SC101

'Storage Central' my **** , requires software (on each device that wants to access it) to setup a virtual port (& being netgear no *nix support of course)

I want a NAS unit as well, but it does seem cheaper (if less pretty) to thow up a cheap linux box with those old bits you probably have lying around and stick $flavour_of_choice+samba , processing power is not really important though onboard raid would be nice as well.