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    Default Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's?

    In this world of fast everything and with SSD's becoming even faster with greater longevity and more reliability, is it reasonable to consider a NAS system as the only HDD repository for files that are not on SSD? Must the SSD be a larger one? or do the members here feel it is still necessary to have an on rig HDD too?

    EDIT: The other factor may well be one of how many rigs/laptops etc. there are in your house...??
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    Default Re: Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's

    Good question Mike, lets see what kind of replies you receive.

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    Default Re: Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's

    not necessary
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    Default Re: Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's

    I say you would need 1 internal HDD as well.

    If there are multiple people in your household, each person would want some files that are not stored on on the file server. Not only that, if you put your paging file on a separate hard drive, then you would not want this installed on a file server / NAS either. Some programs still require you to have a paging file, so it's better to keep one anyways.

    I've been considering switching over to NAS myself, but find the prebuilt NAS systems to be too expensive.
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    Default Re: Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's

    Quote Originally Posted by shattered.likeness View Post
    I say you would need 1 internal HDD as well.

    If there are multiple people in your household, each person would want some files that are not stored on on the file server. Not only that, if you put your paging file on a separate hard drive, then you would not want this installed on a file server / NAS either. Some programs still require you to have a paging file, so it's better to keep one anyways.

    I've been considering switching over to NAS myself, but find the prebuilt NAS systems to be too expensive.
    I Agree, As the cost factor would come into play for alot of people.
    Although this ones not bad for 2 TB.
    http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...word={keyword}

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    Default Re: Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's

    I like having at least a TB on each PC for machine specific storage. I'd like to have an NAS but the price hold me back so far. I'll probably get one within the next year.

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    Default Re: Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I like having at least a TB on each PC for machine specific storage. I'd like to have an NAS but the price hold me back so far. I'll probably get one within the next year.
    You could setup the one I linked between two different setups.
    But I guess one goes down they would both be affected.

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    Default Re: Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's

    I like to have the SSD large enough to have all .exe's on it. OS, programs, games, utilities anything that is a interactive program because it handles loading, starting transfers or whatever crazy fast! I have a 240 and 256GB SSD's one in my M14x and the other in my custom rig. Everything else is media/information that just needs to be archived for later use. On deployment's all the guys swap HDD's and see what they have that i dont yet or wanted, we collect ALOT of data its crazy, now with everything in HD 1080p a movie is 7GB easy, a few years ago the same move ripped from DVD would be less than a Gig. I had several buddies
    that bought like 10 2TB WD green HDD's at once right before the prices spike cause of the stuff over in that country that happened.. but yea like 100 buck a pop for 2TB the set up 20TB Media servers on the ship! people would stop by and peruse our catalog of damn near everything you could think of, books in PDF, every movie ever that is worth watching. tons of music from every artist/genre and he had a .rdr of every comic book ever, seriously from DC, marvel and and the comics no one cares about. He hoarding data not even cause he liked the movies and songs and stuff but he liked having everything! saying yes I have a
    copy want copy it? So I try to keep all media on my main Big custom in a raid of decent size, and share it out to all the other PC's/laptops/idevice's and consoles. They can access everything copy music, and I stream movies to my bedroom or whatever the case maybe. It had become almost universal that anything electronic has a transceiver or something now and can use wifi/bluetooth.

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    Default Re: Is NAS the perfect compliment to SSD's?

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    In this world of fast everything and with SSD's becoming even faster with greater longevity and more reliability, is it reasonable to consider a NAS system as the only HDD repository for files that are not on SSD? Must the SSD be a larger one? or do the members here feel it is still necessary to have an on rig HDD too?

    EDIT: The other factor may well be one of how many rigs/laptops etc. there are in your house...??

    Four desktops, a laptop, and a tablet, which is to many, I have to sell two of the desk tops so I can have more room.

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