1.    14 Dec 2015 #1

    Internal SATA HDD's - convert to NAS storage --any ideas

    Hi there
    I've about 4 SATA HDD's that I've removed from computers that I've junked -- all SATA about 12 TB.

    Is it possible to build an enclosure and create a NAS drive -- I can easily make external USB drives but I think a NAS storage system would be better. Any ideas of what I need to do --should in theory be easy just need some sort of network card and an OS.

    Any help here guys -- much appreciated.

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  2.    14 Dec 2015 #2
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    It depends what you've got lying around and what you want to do with it I suppose. You'll need a case, PSU, motherboard (accepting 4 SATA?) perhaps RAID controller, UPS? etc

    Or you could setup a home server...

    Or you could buy one which may be cheaper and use less power - this looks like a cheap 4 bay one QNAP TS-431 4 Bay Desktop NAS: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories
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  3.    14 Dec 2015 #3

    Hi there
    Thanks -- I think that's the best solution -- buy a 4 Bay NAS -- they seem cheap enough. The decent ones too have USB connectors so one can upload from local HDD's too and also can run a PLEX server.
    Good solution --Thanks.

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