A network storage device is one of the best ways to keep your data backed up, but it can be pricey to set up, and leaving a computer on all the time sucks a lot of power. If you’re looking for a cheap and low-power solution, How-To Geek shows off how to use a Raspberry Pi with a external hard drive as a NAS.
There are plenty of NAS (network-attached storage) enclosures which you can load with hard drives to create effective centralised storage for your home network. All promise to keep your data accessible and backed up for redundancy on multiple drives, but which ones do the best job? Here are five top picks based on your nominations.
Dear Lifehacker, I like the idea of having a networked backup, streaming and torrenting machine using FreeNAS or Ubuntu, but I’m not sure what hardware I should use to build it. Any suggestions? Thanks, Simple Server