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Comment: I just bought a DS1512+ (Score 1) 227

by JNighthawk (#40731233) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stepping Down From an Office Server To NAS-Only?

I went a bit overboard in buying one, but I'm really liking it now. I bought a DS1512+ and five 3TB hard drives for about $1600. So far, it's been great. It was a breeze to setup, it's using a hybrid RAID format that's expandable, and I've got an FTP running on it now. Using iSCSI to be able to map drives on my computer for apps that don't support network locations (hey Steam) is awesome.

I'd highly recommend it.

Comment: Re:I just hope (Score 1) 1117

by JNighthawk (#26156327) Attached to: What Restrictions Should Student Laptops Have?

I'm a professional programmer now.

This is *very* true. One of the things I really liked about my school was that every school computer had Visual Studio installed, and along with that, we got network-based storage. I was able to download tutorials online, store my projects on the network, and be able to work with them on *any* school computer. I'd routinely go to the school library for lunch and work on my hobby projects.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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