Are you going to use this to backup your Mac with Time Machine?
I'd like to but not a priority right now. I'm not keeping anything on my MacBook that's important and needs backing up. Mainly I'm wanting to be able to move all my photos, music and other important documents off my main computer and have it on a backup drive with RAID 1 protection.
I use freenas in a VM on my infosec/hacking box and like it.
Its an isolated machine behind a 2nd internal router so I'm segmented off from my home network. I use it for testing exploits, hacking, pen tests etc. I run a few vm's at a time and one of them is running for freenas that I use to dump/share files between the vm's
Very robust and lots of features for free. You could run the app/OS off a thumb drive and use your hard drives for the data.
For the rest of my network I just have a win2k3 server with 4 x 500gb in RAID5 that all the home pcs back up to. Its also running SQL and some other apps.
Ideally, this is the route I'd like to take. Not only for the experience but having the ability to upgrade to multiple drives "cheaply". I may have an old computer to do the job so I may be posting up soon about this.
Flys has an Iomega 3TB Store Center Pro that supports RAID 0,0+1,5>gigabit ethernet & 4 USB 2.0 ports for $499.
You're a DFWStangs eleventybillionair so thaat should fit your budget.
Shit, I'm not that balling. I was hoping to get away with a couple of hundred dollars for a 1TB RAID 1 setup.
I have the My Book World Edition II on my home network and I'll tell ya, the software is a annoying. In order to access it, you have to install their software which is basically, Mionet.
From time to time, when I try and connect to the drive, it shows as offline even though its not. The only way I have found so far to regain access is to either reboot my laptop or power cycle the WD drive.
It also limits the types of files you can share. There's a whole list of restricted files, including MP3. You can get around this by using the same ID on multiple computers but that kinda defeats the purpose of security.
The light rings on the front are annoying. They light up a room at night. If you drive up in front of my house, you can tell where the office is.
On the positive side, I installed Mionet on my work laptop so I can copy files to and from my house from the office.
I installed the backup software and it works as designed but I still haven't been able to register it. It wont accept my serial number and it cant find the network attached storage.
On a scale of 1-5, I'd give this thing about a 2...
If I think of anything else, I'll post it...
Dammit that's not what I wanted to hear
I'll keep looking at other options right now but I need to get something soon as I'm running out of HD space on my main box that has a 320GB HD.
I'm willing to give up the NAS and Backup features but I want 1TB RAID1 for protection of the data.