Nas backup NTFS

Posted on 2014-01-16
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Need to set up some backups...RAID 1...NAS...

Budget is low...

I want to be able to run NTFS on the backup HD's...

So I'm looking for a dual drive NAS case and will use 2 Seagate 2TB drives...

Experience a few years ago with a Buffalo unit where the controller went bad and we could
not recover a RAID1 drive as it was formatted ext2 or something...I have very little
Linux expertise...

Short of using an old PC, installing Win 7 and a RAID controller...
Does anyone know if there are any commercial available HD cases, RAID1 that will
allow me to format the drives NTFS...???

thanks for your time...
Question by:Steve Mutchler
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You're not going to find a cheap appliance that uses NTFS internally. The licensing  cost would make this a non-starter in the marketplace.

Any linux sysadmin probably could have recovered in minutes, so don't blame ext2 software mirroring.  

RAID controllers don't care what filesystem you use, they worry about reading bytes at location y, writing bytes to location z and dealing with the RAID housekeeping.  They aren't aware of even the filesystem or data files.  

Just go with one of the cheap NAS appliances, and put decent disks in it.  Native NTFS won't buy you anything. If it did, then it would be the norm.

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