[PLUG] Network Attached Storage - Linux experience

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 04:11:16 PDT 2012


On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Vikas Damodar Garud <vikas at techqual.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am looking for NAS for my home use.  I want to store data so that it may
> be
> accessed through multiple devices - laptops and smart phones through WiFi
> network connection.  At present, I a using SuSE and Ubuntu Linux on my
> laptops.  I have a broadband connection, accessed through WiFi router
> (Belkin
> N150).  The router has 4 Ethernet ports, currently unused.  I am planning
> to
> connect the NAS drive to one of the Ethernet ports on the router.
>
> I looked through Seagate and Western Digital websites.  Both of them have
> NAS
> products/personal cloud products.  Both of them specify Windows and MAC OS
> as
> the supported operating systems.  Linux is not specified.  Does it mean
> that
> NAS drives from these manufacturers won't be useful for me at my home?  Or
> does it mean that I need to make some changes to some settings (if
> available)
> to access the drive through laptops and smart phone?  Or does it mean that
> Windows or MAC OS is necessary for initial set-up (That is manageable).  Or
> ...
>

Try Freenas. Check out  http://www.freenas.org

I have not tried it myself but people say it is good.

Regards
-Sudhanwa

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