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You're right. 40 cents/gb for a out of the box ready NAS solution isn't bad at all. It wasn't too long ago when getting 40 cents/gb was good on just the disk drives - especially drives that big.
WOW, yea they are getting cheaper and cheaper...

But since i have been beta testing Windows Home Server, I pickup up FOUR of these http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4551377
and Added it to my Windows Home Server box, not bad for $400 bucks
Its not NAS, but eSata. you still need a PC for it.

I built my own with 12 drive capability (6TB by todays sizes)

Mick
znelbok Wrote:Its not NAS, but eSata. you still need a PC for it.

I built my own with 12 drive capability (6TB by todays sizes)

Mick

Yea i know, but im just saying its the cheaper way to go if someone has an old PC laying around
Well I has posted that it was NAS. Sorry for the confusion, I simply did not read the specs close enough. If it is not NAS, then you can still probably build a box cheaper than this, but it is still nice to see the prices come down.
sweethip Wrote:Yea i know, but im just saying its the cheaper way to go if someone has an old PC laying around

heh...I've got a LOT of old PC's laying around...but none current enough to have eSata! ;-)

And I haven't seen .40/GB in quite a while...like years. I've been tracking HD prices for quite some time, and they've almost always been .32 or less...typically right around .21 (the above deal is .20/gb) . I wouldn't buy a HD for more than .23/GB.
I see 500 GB drives for $110 or external 500GB for $125 but never under $100??

The 2TB for $800 deal above comes with all the extras..., external case,RAID, eSATA connection, SATA pci-express card so its not just the 4 500 Gig disks.

Its a lot cheaper then last year when 2TB was around $1600.
Quote:If it is not NAS, then you can still probably build a box cheaper than this, but it is still nice to see the prices come down.

a little cheaper but you probably only save a $100 or so and if you factor in time $100/hr Wink its no savings at all, it cost you more in the end.

This is still a great solution for anyone with a media server and is running out of disk space (like me)
penngray Wrote:I see 500 GB drives for $110 or external 500GB for $125 but never under $100??

Well, that's true....for a SATA drive, $.20/GB is the lowest I've seen yet. Time to update my dry-erase board....

...and like all good Fry's deals, by the time you notice it, it's already gone...
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