Friday, June 17, 2011

NAS, not the singer

So yesterday, one of the Dell deals was a NAS (Network Attached Storage). The cost was $189 CAD.

While expensive, it had 2TB of data storage available. Given that 2 terabyte HDs are going for anywhere from $80-160, $189+tax isn't unreasonable.

One of the major benefits of this NAS is bittorrent support. This means I don't have to leave my computer on all the time.

Yes, a NAS device is essentially a small computer, but this uses anywhere from 5-19watts, whereas my current desktop computer draws at least 39watts, by my loose calculations, I'm saving $50 CAD a year on electricity. So that means if a 2 TB drive was $100 anyway, I'll make that back within 2 years - give or take.

The cool thing? I bought it off Dell's website last night, and today, it was delivered to my door! (I wasn't home, so I still have to drive out to get it). But wow, took less than 24 hours to have an item purchased from online. Crazy.


Anonymous peter said...

Great site very interesting thank you…cheers Peter

July 8, 2011 at 10:50 p.m.  

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