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NAS for SQL Server

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I'd like to aquire some cheap hardware to act as a file server and SQL Server (or MySQL) host. Are there NAS solutions out there that support SQL Server these days?
Any recommendations are appreciated!
Thx,

MV
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iOmega has some great NAS such as StorCenter ix4-200d which can be NAS or iSCSI.  It can replicate SQL databases if you have 2 units
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<It can replicate SQL databases if you have 2 units>

I'm just looking for one device to host a SQL database. Can iOmega StorCenter ix4-200d do that?
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It'll hold the data but it won't run the SQL executables, even a Windows Storage Server based NAS isn't licensed to run SQL (although it can).
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<even a Windows Storage Server based NAS isn't licensed to run SQL (although it can)>

Which make/model can run SQL?
Thanks!

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All of them, for example http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/12169-3798502-3954626-3954626-3954626-5031436.html?dnr=1 (Dell and IBM make them too). However running SQL on it is specifically excluded from the EULA except where the database is used as part of a storage application.
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