Does this private storage exist?

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  1. Bobsbarricades

    Bobsbarricades New Member

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    I'm trying to find a private storage server bay kind of setup with these requirements.

    -wireless LAN; 802.11n would be nice
    -i don't want it to connect to the web
    -activation on query. No idle drive spin
    -multiple expansion bays.

    I'm really looking for it to be nice and out of the way. I would also consider a web backup program that's like 5 bucks a month or something - but I've got TB's of data that I need backed up and while I like the idea of them having a RAID array to help prevent data loss, I'm not a huge fan of anybody on the web being able to get to it.

    Ideas?
     
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    If someone doesn't make one whats stopping you from buying a NAS and a WAP.
     
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    Bobsbarricades New Member

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    now, I googled NAS and WAP as individually I wasn't finding anything and I came up with what I'm lookng for, but what are NAS and WAP so I can actually do some research. Thanks Formula
     
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    I think you're better off searching for a WiFi NAS - you'll come up with a few. Keep in mind though, if you're not moving the data offsite, you're not really backing it up.
     
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    What are my options though for offsite backup? I imagine that they would have great security on their servers... but I'm an artist and kind of anal about my work (I know I sound like a turd) getting nibed. Especially if some FTP group decides to park some warez on there and someone goes searching.

    too paranoid?
     
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    and what do NAS and WAP stand for?
     
  8. FormulaLS1

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    Network attached storage...newegg has a bunch...


    Then pick up a WAP(wireless access point) and hook it up via Ethernet....connect from you computer over wireless for your backups...

    I searched and found a few NAS devices that had wifi built in but most had shitty reviews.
     
  9. Bobsbarricades

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    wow... NAS's get really expensive really quick...

    while I look at those options, what are some on-line options. I once saw a company that charged like 5 bucks a month so I know there are things like that out there... but I think their system was an auto backup of the system and might not have included external drives.

    [edit] thoughts on mozy?
     
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  10. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Don't worry about your data getting stolen - as much as we sometimes hate to admit it, we're just not that important.

    I've used mozy before - just depends on how much you want to back up.
     
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    hahaha, it's true we really aren't =)

    I like that it's like 55 a year for unlimited. I'm waiting to hear back about what/how I can backup my externals.

    thanks guys
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    The best NAS is an old shitbox computer with a fast network card, because it's a lot easier to configure user access permissions on files and folders when there's a real operating system involved, instead of the trimmed-down POS operating systems that most NAS boxes come with.
     
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    ^^ that's why I was asking. I was curious if there is enough of a demand for someone to actually build a decent one.

    i think in terms of cost and space mozy is lookin' pretty good.

    [edit] this is nuts. I did some looking around, and for what I actually want, I need to pay like 500 a year... good lord.... home made RAID here I come... =(
     
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