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  1. How can you tell that I've been sort of a disciple of Chris since the beginning? He makes sense so when he recommends items on his C.A.S.H list, I read his reviews carefully. Mac Servers, C.A.P.S. servers, DACs, and NAS devices. So I've just admitted a weakness but in my defense, I'm an experimenter with audio so I "try" a lot of great products. What I'm selling today is a marvelous NAS device (but with Chris to blame, I also own two Drobo FS devices as well--just wait, I'll sell one of those someday) made by Synology. If NAS devices can be sexy, this is "more sexy" than the Drobo's but perhaps my libido needs a boost/or not so I may be biased. As you will see from the photos I have all four bays loaded with the same drives that I will include an extra brand new one should you purchase this package. I think 1Tb drives were the largest that I could get for these little fella's (laptop drives). I honestly don't know what this is worth but will try to find my receipts from last December when I bought them. Make me an offer until I get my head around how much I have invested in this. You want to talk, respond this this forum or tap me an email at [email protected] I'll even give you my office hours if you want to set up a phone dialog. Re: use. I've used this device for less than 30 hours with one of my Mac Mini servers. The drive has (I think its ALAC file but could be uncompress as well). I think the used space is 1.7 Tb. You may not like my taste in music so I could send it to you with my files (is that legal Chris?) or erase them before shipping. Computer Audiophile - Synology DS411 Slim Network Attached Storage (NAS) Review Best -- Kevin
  2. I put off building this guy for about 10 months but just finished it a month ago with about 10 hours of testing and use on it. To ease your concerns, I've built about 45-50 PCs for our companies so you might say that "I'm Experienced". The only change that I made from Chris' original specs was that I installed a little faster RAM. I've hooked this magnificent machine up with the 60 watt external power supply. You may have the the original (I think 80 watt) supply that came with the mono as well. The only "software" installed on this guy is J River v17 as a player. I had mine pointed to my NAS resident music files. Oh, the reason that I'm moving from servers is that I recently purchased a couple of the PS Audio PerfectWave improved DACs with network bridges. Simple. We are downsizing and building a new home. Whenever I can reduce my inventory of stuff over the next three months I will so we won't have to move it. Make me an offer. I'm thinking somewhere around $1200. I'll ship for free and insure the server for around $1500 through UPS to the lower 48 U.S. states. You have to be satisfied. If not within a couple (2) weeks, just return in same condition and I'll return your $$. I'll try to get some photos posted up here. Want to talk? [email protected] or reach me through Chris' forum. I don't take Chris for granted, he is really an asset to our hobby. Oh, if you email me I will share my office schedule so you may reach me by phone. Respectfully, Kevin J. Kevin Balog, Ed.D., SPHR Chairman The Brandon Group LLC Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisitions
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