Monthly Archives: May 2009

Who can find the cheapest TB NAS solution?

May 28, 2009

I’m thinking again on how to expand my home storage and computing capacity in an economic way. That uhm… means the cheapest way possible, let’s call it the Google way. It will not be my primary “working network”.

One interesting thing I found was the NAS adapter range. For about 40 euro it can click in e.g. an usb disk in the network along with even having some linux functionalities. It means that I could have e.g. a 1 TB WD disk for 80 euro. A usb HD case for 25 euro and presto for 40+80+25 euro = 145 euro I have a NAS disk of 1 TB.

But… since 8 of these will require a GB switch I will have to add 50 euro (cheap 8 port GB switch) / 8 = 6 euro to the cost making to total let’s say 150 euro per TB NAS.

Let’s it make it a challenge to find a cheaper NAS solution / TB or rather… the cheapest (if shipping costs are involved to the Netherlands I need to take these in account too).


UPDATE 1 (128,69 euro) :

€ 17,84 Conceptronic GrabNGo CHD3SU SATA-300 azerty
€ 67,00 Samsung HD103SI SpinPoint 1TB (bulk) (3,5” / SATA II / 5400rpm / 32MB): redcoon
€ 41,00 Addonics NASU2-EU
€ 2,85 TP-Link TL-SF1005D 4 poort Switch 10-100 (E 11,40) komplett
€ 128,69    

Your Personal Richness Ranking

May 27, 2009


We always wine, face it. But this website shows you some reflection on your position against the rest of the world. It’s good to reflect on this once in a while.

According to the list I belong to the 0.5% richest persons in the world. I don’t think it’s completely fair though because it probably didn’t take into account the COSTS of living in an area where the income is higher.

Although realizing that “$73 could buy you a new mobile phone OR a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda” is good.

I think you only realize the real difference in wealth if you travel around the world (and NOT to the US or Canada but e.g. to Africa). Then you suddenly get an awareness of the real situation, you will never realize this by just reading newspapers or watching TV. You must “feel it” to make the mindshift. It happened to me when I visited an African country and really thought “this can not be true in 2000+”. The bad thing is that the feeling slowly fades after returning.