Buffalo has some bad reviews

Was going to buy a two bay diskless NAS from them. But based on some of the reviews, I won’t be buying anything from Buffalo. If you plug an external drive into it, you can only use it if it’s made by Buffalo. There might be a way to hack the drive so it says it’s made by Buffalo, but that’s far to much work.

Either Synology or maybe Netgear. Don’t need anything with remote access. Only for the local network.

Diskless Synology is $150, the Buffalo is $118. The 2x 3 TB Synology is sold out from Amazon. I’ll just get the diskless Synology and one 3 TB NAS drive. NAS drives are made for NASes, a desktop drive might not last as long. I said might, I don’t mind getting ripped off.

And only one drive to start with, I’ll buy another drive the following month. But it looks like Synology has shitty support too. Netgear is slightly cheaper. If you don’t buy it from Amazon its even cheaper, but you get to pay 9 dollar shipping.

The NETGEAR has eSATA and USB 3.0. Sold. Some bad reviews on that one too. To cheap to build a NAS. And lazy.

Does somebody make a good two bay USB 3.0 enclosure? Use hackintosh as a NAS.

Tripp Lite USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 2 Bay Hot Swap SATA Hard Drive RAID Enclosure w Fan for 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives(U357-002) that should do the trick, cheaper then a NAS. They make good surge protectors, I’ll assume their enclosures are good too.

Keep OS X on hackintosh or put linux or something else on it?

Wait, I don’t need NAS drives if I’m using a USB 3.0 enclosure do I? They might last longer and cost more. I’ll just buy the Western Digital NAS drives, they don’t appear to make a regular 3 TB drive on Amazon. I’m to lazy to look through every page. Seagate has some bad reviews, I think it’s about the 3 TB drive too.

Western Digital makes a 3 TB green drive, but I prefer power hungry monsters.

Will probably buy two 3 TB drives right away, not sure if you can put them in a RAID 1 if you add another drive later. You might have to backup all the data on the drive and then put them in a RAID and copy the data back.