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  1. Member bballnut's Avatar
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    I am needing some input for a NAS or RAID system. I have filled my hdd with many videos, photos, etc that I would like to store but have access when needed. I attached an external hdd to my router and moved some things to it. I soon realized that it was continually running and it failed after a few months. Since I am no expert on this topic, what are my options, which is better, I don't need an expensive system but just need something that I can store my files and access them as needed. A system with 2 to 4 TB would do all that I need.
    Would this be an option?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KCEAXJW/?coliid=I1PZXISA2ZWWRC&colid=2RUH1SIXQ03XL&psc=0&...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    If this is an option, does it matter the type of drives that I use?
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    Would this be an option?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KCEAXJW/?coliid=I1PZXISA2ZWWRC&colid=2RUH1SIXQ03XL&psc=0&. ..v_ov_lig_dp_it

    If this is an option, does it matter the type of drives that I use?
    it's not a nas(network attached storage) - it is an external hard drive box. if you are looking for an in-expensive actual nas then check qnap, or zyxel. they make 2 drive boxes that you can run in mirrored raid for safe backup.


    https://www.amazon.com/Personal-Storage-Remote-Streaming-NAS326/dp/B01BBXMEMQ/ref=sr_1...gateway&sr=8-5
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    Thanks for your input. I will look at these brands.
    When using this NAS, it has a usb for external hdd. When I plug an external drive will it run continually or will it hibernate with the NAS?
    I don't want to ruin another drive.
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  4. I used to use the older Zyxel nsa320 in a similar scenario. It would put the external USB drive to sleep after a while. Though I'm not sure if this was a function of the drive or the NAS. It would take about 10 seconds to wake up again.
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    my zyxel 221 now has 57032 hours powered on with the same 2 samsung 1.5tb drives i put in originally, who knows how many years ago. still works very nicely.
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    Thanks guys. I am going to go with one of these.
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