Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A Low-Power NAS

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.

The process of using a Raspberry Pi as a NAS is straightforward, and the only additional equipment you need is a USB hard drive (or two for redundancy). First off, you need to do the initial setup process for the Raspberry Pi. Then you need to run a few commands to get the external hard drive working on the network and set up your PC to send the data over.

The end result is a NAS that uses very little power compared to a traditional computer running all the time. If you need something with a little more power, that can be easily done too. Head over to How-To Geek for the full guide to putting this together for yourself.



    urgh, theres a better chance of buying a nexus device on google play than buying a Pi. they are sold out everywhere!

    The Raspberry Pi isn't the best for a job like this. The network and USB ports are shared, and you are accessing an external drive via that USB port.
    Boost your power supply to compensate for extra power, too.
    Or look up the Cubieboard [it has SATA built in]

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