Suggestions for home storage solution

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I work at home, and I often have files upwards of 4GB. Would a normal NAS FAT32 be adequate or do I need a NTFS because of file size? How is data recovery with NTFS if something happens to the NAS? Would I need to buy a GLAN? Any advice, including brands, is welcome.

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For home storage and going to assume that you would want to access this storage from multiple machines, I would get NAS appliance that has RAID protection.

Take a look at Buffalo Technology’s solution and look at the total size you would require.

Here’s the link: http://www.buffalotech.com/products/network-storage/home-and-small-office/

Iomega also has some nice home NAS solution which are RAIDed so that you can survive a disk failure on the device.

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  • CalvinZ
    Vendor Disclosure: I work for HP Storage. I'll give you my answer to this based on my personal experience - I have an HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault. It's based on Windows Home Server, so for a home storage solution it's FAR easier to use than NAS. I have four PC's on my network; my 10 year old son installed the Data Vault, we installed the client software on our PCs and its automatic. My PCs are backed up every night - it has built in deduplication so those files that I have on multiple PCs aren't taking up space. It has built-in video conversion tools, media streaming, local and remote file sharing. We just announced our X310 - a lower cost version of the X510. It has all of the same features minus the video conversion and remote media streaming. I have a blog post with podcast talking about it: X310 blog and podcast. There may be other products that best address what you want but I love my Data Vault! Follow me on Twitter, @HPStorageGuy
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    [...] Suggestions for home storage solution has some good suggestions from Mrdenny, Aguacer0 and HP guy, [...]
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