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How To Build A Cheap Petabyte Server: Take Three

How To Build a Cheap Petabyte Server: Revisited The third time around designing a Petabyte-capacity storage module shows that details still count. Like using desktop instead of "enterprise" drives.

How To Make A Windows Time Machine Server: Part 2

How To Make A Windows Time Machine ServerUpdated - In the second and final part of our series, we finish up the instructions for rolling your own Debian-based Time Machine backup virtual appliance.

How To Make A Windows Time Machine Server: Part 1

How To Make A Windows Time Machine ServerUpdated - Through the magic of virtualization, you can make any Windows machine serve as a place to store your Apple Time Machine backup files without using the nasty old TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes hack.

An Intel Atom Will Serve You Right

We always like to hear about our readers' homebrew projects. Nick Scott wrote about the Atom-based server he built.

How To Build a Cheap Petabyte Server: Revisited

How To Build a Cheap Petabyte Server: Revisited

Updated - The last time we checked with Backblaze, their DIY "Pod" stored 67 TB for under $8,000. See how they've kept the cost about the same, but doubled the capacity and performance.

Build Your Own Fibre Channel SAN For Less Than $1000 - Part 2

Build Your Own Fibre Channel SAN For Less Than $1000In Part 1, we built a NAS Disk Array. This time we will convert our NAS array into a fibre channel SAN and configure a Windows DAS server.

Build Your Own Fibre Channel SAN For Less Than $1000 - Part 1

Build Your Own Fibre Channel SAN For Less Than $1000Greg Noel's new multi-part series will show you how to put together lots of high-performance storage for a lot less than slower and less capacious off-the-shelf NASes.

How To Build a Cheap Petabyte Server: Lessons Learned

You probably don't need 1,000 Terabytes sitting on your LAN. But understanding how one company set out to build their own storage module for a tenth of what vendors charge may help you in your next NAS build.

Intel Atom vs. VIA C7: Which Makes a Faster, Cheaper NAS?

Intel Atom vs. VIA C7: Which Makes a Faster, Cheaper NAS?Once again, we put two popular low-cost processors to the test to see which is better for building a low-cost, but high-performance NAS.

How To Build a Really Fast NAS - Part 2: Shaking Down the Testbed

How To Build a Really Fast NAS - Part 2: Shaking Down the TestbedIn Part 2 of our continuing series, we see what it takes to construct a testbed that is capable of testing 100 MB/s NASes
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