FreeNAS file server...which hardware to choose?
hartzell at alerce.com
Mon Jul 20 04:11:03 UTC 2009
Tim Judd writes:
> On 7/19/09, Aleksandr Miroslav <alexmiroslav at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Aleksandr Miroslav
> > <alexmiroslav at gmail.com> 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.
I have an A2000 running -STABLE and another running a slightly hacked
version of FreeNAS. All of my FreeNAS support hacks (and then some)
have been merged into the image available at:
I don't have any connection with them except as a happy
You'd need to hang the third drive off the USB connection, so it
wouldn't be a screamer, but it should work well.
Both systems are running the 1TB Western Digital green drives.
Otherwise they're plug and play.
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