I’m playing with Ubuntu more than ever. In my four computer KVM, I already have one Ubuntu box and now I’m moving to two. I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do regarding my NAS needs. I’ve always coveted a Linux file server. I envision a dedicated box loaded with as many hard drives as I can stuff into it.
Currently, I’ve got a 500 GB drive attached to my router and I also have a Netgear SC101. So I have a terabyte of storage on the network now. I’m not crazy about the USB drive on the router. The link doesn’t stay up all the time. I suspect that’s because the settings on the router make it that way. I don’t want to fiddle with it though. The SC101 is more stable, but it’s terribly slow. Ultimately, though, I’m not sure that I need more than these two solutions.
It’s probably just more computer whimsy to want a dedicated box for a server. I’m full of computer whimsy. I’ll build computers that I don’t use. I’ll waste hours and hours in my basement creating things that have no use. Ugh! I feel like a freakin’ artist!