Building file server with Freenas 8 Tags: NAS / RAID File Server Hard Drives Storage Last response: May 22, 2012 10:44 PM in Storage Share yajinni January 10, 2012 1:52:44 PM I have some old hardware i plan on putting to use: AMD Athlon LE-1660 2.8GHz 4 GB Ram ATi Radeon HD 3200 Asus M3A78-EM I was looking at FreeNas 8 since its so recommended. I have 2 2TB hard drives and 1 3 TB hard drives i plan on putting into the system. I would prefer they show up as one big pool of data, like a JBOD setup. This will be a file server serving mostly videos. Most videos are around 400mb on average size. This will all be on a gigabit wired network if it matters. FreeNas 8 will let me put it in a stripe setup so i can pool them togather as one big drive.. Just looking to see if anyone has had any positive experience with this or have any other software or suggestion on this setup. More about : building file server freenas oxidised May 22, 2012 10:44:00 PM I am looking at a similiar idea, how did you go with it? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdvice on hardware for FreeNAS home server build. Forum File / Media Server Running FreeNAS Forum Power Supply & Case For 8 HDDs FreeNAS Server Forum I want to build a low power server for FreeNAS Forum Build Q's on ZFS RAID-Z FreeNAS/FreeBSD server Forum SolvedShould I use two LSI 9211-8i's in my file server or one 9211 with an Intel RES2SV240 expander? Forum SolvedFreeNAS server over two routers Forum Solvedwindows 8 or windows xp for file storage / server? Forum FreeNAS server 3mb/s transfer to and from windows Forum SolvedPort through Public IP to FreeNAS server Forum Ubuntu Server or FreeNAS Server Forum Solvedneed help with building private server (4-8 ppl) Forum SolvedThoughts/Improvments on a small file server build Forum Plex FreeNas server from my old system Forum SolvedAdvice on building small office file sharing server Forum SolvedMedia server/File server build Forum SolvedBuilding NAS or File/Media Server Forum SolvedBuilding a home file server. Forum SolvedITX Local File Server/Game Server Build Forum FreeNAS out of space error on only half full server Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !