Consider open source, often free, NAS

– NAS has always been known for its low cost, but if low cost isn't low enough, consider open-source NAS, which is usually free or ridiculously cheap.

In an article posted on InfoStor partner site LinuxToday, Eric Geier takes a look at five of the more popular NAS options from the open source community: FreeNAS, CryptoNAS, Openfiler, NASLite-M2 and NanoNAS.

If you want the lowest cost NAS, flexible customization, and you're not afraid to roll your own, check out Eric's article on LinuxToday to get started: "5 Free or Open NAS Servers."

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This article was originally published on August 21, 2010