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Help me build an inexpensive NAS

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Last response: in Storage
August 27, 2009 5:18:00 PM

All,

Since the pre-built NAS systems that are currently out have issues or don't have good reviews I guess the next step is to build my own. I have an old PC that I was thinking of using but it may be too old. Having said that can you build a NAS excluding HDD for around 400-500 ? and what components should I get/need.

Thaniks

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a b G Storage
August 28, 2009 2:47:11 PM

Add some hard disks to your old PC and isntall Opensolaris with ZFS or install FreeNAS.
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a b G Storage
August 28, 2009 2:47:57 PM

How-to: Mini DIY Project: 2TB NAS Box for $360

http://boredsysadm.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-mini-diy...

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1 Foxconn G9657MA-8EKRS2H LGA 775 Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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1 Antec Basiq BP-350B 350W ATX12V Version 2.01 Power Supply - OEM
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1 Intel Celeron 430 Conroe-L 1.8GHz LGA 775 35W Single-Core Processor Model BX80557430 - Retail
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1 Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N6/1G - Retail
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1 OS FreeNAS
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1 OS OpenFiler $0.0 $0.0
3 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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