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Building a Home NAS

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July 19, 2009 5:59:05 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a bit of advise on what hardware to use to build a home nas, i've not built a pc from scratch for ages so i'm not sure what hardware is best.

I'd like the system to be fairly low powered, have space for 3 disks, ideally not be to large and be a reasonable price. I'm going to install FreeNAS on it as that looks like it contains all the features i want

Cheers
Luke

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July 20, 2009 1:42:02 AM

beakersoft said:
Hi, I'm looking for a bit of advise on what hardware to use to build a home nas, i've not built a pc from scratch for ages so i'm not sure what hardware is best.

I'd like the system to be fairly low powered, have space for 3 disks, ideally not be to large and be a reasonable price. I'm going to install FreeNAS on it as that looks like it contains all the features i want

Cheers
Luke


http://www.tomshardware.com/news/qnap-nas-storage,7350....

Also, have you looked here?
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/

And here: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=38...

One tip: Space your drives and make sure that the air flow is sufficient to keep things cools.
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