Need Advice for Atom based NAS Tags: NAS / RAID Software Storage Last response: September 30, 2010 11:38 AM in Storage Share vbman213 September 26, 2010 6:09:41 AM I'm looking into building a Atom based NAS. I need some help selecting which ATOM mobo to go with. I really don't care about graphics performance (it is and always will be a server, nothing else) I was considering using FreeNAS with ZFS. I've heard some really good stuff about the ZFS file system. And it is all done through software. So software raid/zfs vs hardware raid? Next, if I'm going to run ZFS I need to make sure that I buy a 64bit capable atom board. Also, I would like the board to have a minimum of 4 SATA headers. I will be booting freebsd from a usb stick (or maybe a compact flash to IDE adapter (if the board has IDE)) Any ideas? More about : advice atom based nas sara_h September 29, 2010 4:30:34 PM I use a FreeNAS solutions named FSNAS-600G which used Gigabyte Atom D510 motherboard with 4 Sata ports. It's a excellent product for me, ad it's configure with ZFS. Regards, Sara Habas m 0 l sub mesa a c 127 G Storage September 30, 2010 11:38:49 AM Also check Zotac Atom D510 motherboard with 6x SATA/300 and PCIe. Also check SuperMicro's Atom boards with dual Intel gigabit NICs and IPMI: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/ATOM/ICH... BTW going for a real CPU like Core i3 shouldn't affect your idle power consumption very much, while gaining alot of performance power. So if you want low-power NAS you don't have to go Atom. Zotac has a nice Mini-ITX Core i3 board too based on H55. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why are there still no Atom based NAS? Forum SolvedNeed Help Building Atom Based PC Forum SolvedNeed advice on my new MSI based Rig, Z87-G45 & MSI GTX 760 about Power Supply Forum Want to build a Lego PC enclosure based on Star Wars. NEED ADVICE. Forum I need advice I'm based in Australia Forum Transforming my old macbook 2007 into a NAS, Need Advice Forum Building web server and NAS in one - Advice Needed Forum SolvedTrinity Based System - Advice Needed Forum Non-Gamer: Need First-Time Build Advice Based on Usage Habits... Forum Recommend me a version of Linux for a Atom based printer server Forum SolvedHi im finding a hard in getting drivers such wireless,ethernet controller and base drivers for my mecer notebook intel atom Forum Need advice on DIY NAS Raid HTPC Please! Forum DIY NAS - need advice on some components Forum 3d Render Node based on Tom's Hardware guide, need advice Forum Need advice for home NAS Forum NAS fail & I need advice Forum I need advice w/ LAPTOP PURCHASE based on our needs (picking between 2) Forum I need advice building a new AMD-based PC. Forum Need HDD Advice for NAS Forum SolvedNew i5 760 based build. Advice needed on MoBo. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !