I currently use 2 of these - LINK for media storage. I use 7 of the 8 bays at this time.
I think one of them has crapped out and won't turn on any longer. Still working on it to see if I can troubleshoot it.
Anyway, looking for a better solution that doesn't have to be connected directly to my PC as these are via eSata.
So, immediately thought of NAS that can connect via network. My house is cabled with Cat 6 and have space in my component closet to store some devices.
If I connect drives to a NAS device, can they be loaded as JBOD? Or would I have to use RAID on them? Obviously I don't know much about them.
Any suggestions that won't completely break the bank and might work for what I want?