If you travel and would like to be able to access your data whilst on the move with redundancy built-in, you might be interested in this new DIY Raspberry Pi powered NAS that has been designed to connect multiple drives and be extremely portable.
Ben Perove is the creator of the awesome portable Raspberry Pi NAS system and has combined a Raspberry Pi, 2 x Seagate Slim Traveler 2TB USB drives, 1 x Pluggable 4 port USB hub and a PowerGen 2.4-Amp USB wall charger to create his unique Raspberry Pi NAS. Also check out our article if you are interested in building your very own Raspberry Pi NAS for extra home network attached storage space.
Ben explains : “Obviously the trade off is a drastic decrease in speed, but more than worth the effort to put this little setup together. Also, due to the CPU overhead and complexity, I didn’t want to bother with software RAID and decided instead to use lsyncd.
The Raspberry Pi alone doesn’t supply enough power for both drives, or even one for that matter. The powered USB hub is necessary for reliable operation of both drives.”
Interested in creating your very own Raspberry Pi NAS system? Jump over to the Ben Perove website for full instructions and everything you need to be able to build your very own. For more details on Raspberry Pi displays and HATS jump over to our essential guide.
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