How I replaced my home NAS to "the ultimate NAS" for just $500 total including drives
My QNAP NAS experienced multiple HDD disconnected errors. Time for an upgrade! For under $500, I have a system with 4 hot-swap 3.5" bays, 64GB, 24 cores, dual power supplies and dual 12TB drives.
As a professional misinformation superspreader, data is my lifeblood. So losing TBs of storage can be disconcerting.
I always keep 3 copies of my data at all time:
the original data,
a local backup on my NAS, and
a cloud backup of all key files.
Recently, my local backup (a QNAP NAS) revealed a glaring bug in the QNAP software: random software disconnects from the HDD.
Time for an upgrade to something more reliable and flexible than Synology or QNAP.
My new system has 4 hot swap 3.5" bays, 64GB RAM, 24 cores, dual power supplies, and 12 TB of disk (in a mirrored configuration). It fits in a 1U rack.
How did I do it for just $500 (including the software), especially when the list price on just the disk drives alone is $600!!
If you are a paying subscriber, I’m going to tell you how I performed this miracle and what software is running on it and what I use for inexpensive cloud backup of my data.
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