Posted on 2005-03-06
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I have (2) 200GB IDE drives and I would like to find a RAID NAS enclosure to put them in.  I know IDE RAID exists, and I know NAS IDE enclosures exist, I just haven't found a NAS IDE that supports RAID 1.

Second to finding a NAS IDE RAID device I would be open to a USB IDE RAID device.

I'm looking for solutions that are relatively cheap.  Anything over $1000 is automatically out, anything between 300 and 1000 is going to be education only, if it is less than $300 it may get bought.

I do not want to put them in a PC and then share them through Windows.
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kode99 earned 1000 total points
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Most NAS units I have seen come with drives and to get NAS with RAID support starts around the ~$1000 range and up.

This one may come without drives - or they may be changable.

You may want to look at this - it does not support RAID but I think they are working on a version that does,
For $25.00 it is about the cheapest way to get a NAS.  All you need is a old PC.

If you combined it with one of these units that makes disks RAID 1 without the computer knowing it,

You could build a RAID NAS with the NASLite software and any old PC.

Here's another interesting device that may or may not be suitable,

Here's a store link to a number of USB and Firewire external RAID boxes.
There are a few in your price range - though you need a PC to network it.  Watch out some are RAID 0 only.

Anyway hope this give you some ideas.

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divi2323 earned 1000 total points
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here is one specific to your needs, and you can purchase here too:


more here, same price.


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