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Home PC NAS/Storage Software Query

Hi All,

 

I have a lack of data storage solution between my wifes Laptop & my PC for critical things we dont want to loose - Video's, a ton of Photo's, Documents etc.

Ive been thinking of purchasing x4 4TB Harddrives to have as storage for the 2 of us, to run in 2x Raid 1.

 

My line of thinking is I could install them in my Windows 10 PC & have the drives availible over wifi at home.

Im hoping there is a software solution (perhaps web based?) where my wife & I can simply drag & drop items from my Android Phone, her Iphone & both our Windows 10 PCs to our respective 4TB (Raid 1)

 

Id like to have these drives pysically located in my windows 10 PC which I mainly use for Youtube & Games, but separate from that system.

 

Does such a solution exist?

Sorry my understanding of networking & Raid storage is limited, as well as trying to save on the cost of a full blown external NAS setup.

 

My PC - i5-6600, GTX 960 4GB, 16GB Ram with 5G wifi card to our ISP router.

 

Rick

 

 

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If this is on your local network, I'd use smb shares. There supported on most devices, and works like any other internal drive in windows.

 

You can use something like nextcloud for a google drive like experience, but you will need a vm as its linux only.

 

7 minutes ago, Rix_77 said:

x4 4TB Harddrives to have as storage for the 2 of us, to run in 2x Raid 1.

Id just make one large array as its more flexable, so Id go with storage spaces iin windows managing the storage.

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If you want a kind of a personal cloud, try to setup Nextcloud.

 

Else I too got a windows 10 Hyper-V and File Server at home. It also runs Kodi.

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System 1 "Igluna" AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX.

System 2 "Inskah" AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX.

 

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(Abit Fatal1ty FP9 IN SLI, C2Duo E8400, 6 GB Ram DDR2 800, far too less diskspace, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX broken need fixing)

 

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You can install those drives in your pc and just use windows sharing.

Then your wife can map the drives and just open with file explorer.

 

 

to access it from the phone you can use SMB Explorer.

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