SkaBob wrote:You lose the storage of half of your array, but the fault tolerance is worth it. That's what raid is for.
That's the plan. The current setup has two mirroring and 3 more doing Raid-5. It's old and runs hot and loud and uses lots of power, but it was a solid setup for the last several years. Time to update!
black udder wrote:The only benefit of a NAS is that it connects to the network by itself without a pc
This is actually what I'm trying to do. Running that tower with the video and cpu it has is pretty wasteful for what's mostly a file server and DAAP server. This thing can get itself on the network, handle some light app serving duties, and doesn't need a fast processor, video card, sound card, etc. Low power, no fat, and it's linux based.
A buddy of mine did set up two USB drives with an NSLU2
network head that has a full linux distro available for it, also looked like a viable solution. But it seems like it'd be more work (doing firmware linux install, full OS configuration, etc etc). The D-Link seems like less time to get it up and doing its thing.