OEM NAS Servers & Software and/or Storage Server 2003 - Opinions & Guidance Please

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by ZazaBB, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. ZazaBB

    ZazaBB MDL Novice

    Nov 8, 2009
    Hi All!

    I am looking for a NAS solution to fit a specific need, to wit, an HTTP accessible NAS interface similar to the Old Quantum Snap Server line. I basically need to have a HTTP interface that can be setup much like an old BBS-style setup. There needs to be various areas that are accessed by user types / names / levels, AND also allows for UPLOADS to the server in a designated area. Optimally, a link that allows the user to "browse" their system for the file(s) to be uploaded, much like what you do in mail apps to attach a file, or like when uploading to a service like Rapidshare and the like.

    I have used the Snap Servers before, which worked quite well and allowed for a custom Web Page landing. I would like something that allows this feature as well.

    I have tried the Buffalo NAS's, The Maxtor NAS's and several other similar devices but they do not allow what I need, particularly the ability to grow and customize the interface.

    I am seriously considering using a Dell PowerEdge 2850 as I have a copy of Storage Server 2003, but am unfamilar with the flexibility and ease of implementing what I need. Since I already have a copy of this, no outlay of dollars is necessary and obviously a preferred solution.

    I've also looked at several softwares like EuroNAS & Starwind but they are too complex and costly to implement.

    I was also considering trying UNraid from Lime-Technology, but don't know anyone who has tried it using Server hardware like the PE 2850.

    I'd surely appreciate any and all advice or guidance on this and thank you in advance!