FreeNAS file server...which hardware to choose?

Tim Judd tajudd at
Mon Jul 20 00:43:19 UTC 2009

On 7/19/09, Aleksandr Miroslav <alexmiroslav at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Aleksandr Miroslav
> <alexmiroslav at> wrote:
>> What kind of RAID chassis, computer system should I get for this setup?
>> Would a soekris be sufficient, or is that overkill?
> Or should I just buy a barebones headless desktop PC (Dell has them
> cheap now for $241) for this task?

I don't like OEMs.  I would rather build my own.

Recently well-reviewed Via ARTiGO A2000 is a 2 SATA drive enclosure.
You can install anything you want in it.  I don't think it has onboard
raid, but a software raid (in a lightly loaded NAS) should work pretty

Let me know what you choose.

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