“Along with big city living, comes small living spaces for those just starting out. When I first moved to “the big city” I traded my 1400 sq ft duplex for a 510 sq ft apartment. Long story short, the “server closet” had to go. If you’re looking to replace your server machine or machines with something a little quieter, less intrusive, and with a much smaller footprint, you need look no further than a Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance.
With plenty of NAS appliances on the market today ranging in price from a few hundred to many thousands of dollars, it can be hard to find a modest device that suites your needs. Today we will take a look at a low cost, efficient way to do away with your server closet, and set up a NAS appliance with existing drives from your servers.”