Windows 10: Internal SATA HDD's - convert to NAS storage --any ideas

Discus and support Internal SATA HDD's - convert to NAS storage --any ideas in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi there I've about 4 SATA HDD's that I've removed from computers that I've junked -- all SATA about 12 TB. Is it possible to build an enclosure... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by jimbo45, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Internal SATA HDD's - convert to NAS storage --any ideas


    Hi there
    I've about 4 SATA HDD's that I've removed from computers that I've junked -- all SATA about 12 TB.

    Is it possible to build an enclosure and create a NAS drive -- I can easily make external USB drives but I think a NAS storage system would be better. Any ideas of what I need to do --should in theory be easy just need some sort of network card and an OS.

    Any help here guys -- much appreciated.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Dec 13, 2015
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  2. JoeNamco Win User

    SATA internal HDD and external SATA HDD

    This might help as Windows 10 will not run from a external drive, you can click on Disk Management and will bring up info about drives that are attached to your system, to open disk management right click on the Window logo and click on "Disk Management"
    and "C" will be the active system HD.
     
    JoeNamco, Dec 13, 2015
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  3. SATA internal HDD and external SATA HDD

    I have a SATA internal HDD that supposed to be my main operational disk but I bought a "lay flat docking station" for Another SATA internal HDD that I cloned from my internal drive on my tower. But now I look at the properties on both drives and they both
    say they are online. Is it bad to have them working that way because I don't know what drive is working at any given time? I'm assuming I need to go into the BIOS and set it to which drive I want?
     
    deerpark243, Dec 13, 2015
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  4. lx07 Win User

    Internal SATA HDD's - convert to NAS storage --any ideas

    It depends what you've got lying around and what you want to do with it I suppose. You'll need a case, PSU, motherboard (accepting 4 SATA?) perhaps RAID controller, UPS? etc

    Or you could setup a home server...

    Or you could buy one which may be cheaper and use less power - this looks like a cheap 4 bay one QNAP TS-431 4 Bay Desktop NAS: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories
     
  5. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there
    Thanks -- I think that's the best solution -- buy a 4 Bay NAS -- they seem cheap enough. The decent ones too have USB connectors so one can upload from local HDD's too and also can run a PLEX server.
    Good solution --Thanks.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Apr 5, 2018
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