Description

20TB of storage in a RAID10 array for 10TB storage space.

All went together without any issues, and the RAID card was very easy to set up.

Very happy with how it's come together.

Right now - I'm using Windows 8.1 to share the drive. Almost everyone has told me to use FreeNAS. However unless I run into issues down the line, I wont be switching OS. I like the fact I can remotely log into 8.1 and download new media straight to the array.

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Very clean looking NAS! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

What software/OS are you using for this?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Win8.1

I know, I know...

FreeNAS.

I like the added functionality that running Windows brings. Unless I run into issues, I'll stick with 8.1

  • 9 hours ago
  • 1 point

One other possibility is to run Windows as a virtual machine if your CPU supports it.

The advantage is that you can quickly reboot or restore if there's a problem.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I love seeing NAS builds :D +1

But, I always thought software raid was better than a hardware raid?

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

Hardware RAID is faster but a controller failure can cause problems.

Never store important data on a RAID 0 as one drive failure can make you lose everything.

Software RAID is ok nowadays.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice and tidy NAS. I'm hoping to build one later this year

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

If I could upvote you 10x, then I would. I love the clean and almost sterile look of the build. Also, the white LED's are a good touch. As a side note, I've used FreeNAS for a couple years. I've grown to like it. If you ever want to switch, then I'd first suggest snooping around their forums and looking at the hardware guide they have. Your build would work, but they suggest hardware that falls under server- or workstation-grade, like ECC RAM, motherboards that have intel NICs, and a couple other things. IMHO, that kinda puts a damper on the fun part of shopping for hardware though.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

is your m2 your boot drive? looks very clean +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yep

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

So that's what it stands for

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for RocketRaid!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

finally, a nas system that looks clean +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your Network Attached Storage! :-0

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man, using FreeNAS?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, this kind of makes my FreeNAS build look like junk... thought technically it was junk I guess.

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to restore some shine on the PC case.

Carefully use some spray that is used to restore plastic car interiors.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy NASballs Batman! Nice crispy clean NAS. +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Has that FO4 Institute aesthetic. :) and that 10TB... drool +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

For freenas don't you need 1GB or RAM per TB???

Or is it Raid 10 Idk

I would love to know how you got 20TB working with 8GB of RAM...

+1 Best NAS I've ever seen

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a custom side panel?

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah. I cut it myself, fitted a rubber trim and then the window

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

Good job.

Looks very clean.

Is that plexi?

  • 9 hours ago
  • 1 point

Cool build!

Nice to see someone else make a NAS with this case and I chose the Noctua heatsink-fan too.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

The 200 in the front and two 120's in the top are intakes.

The 140mm in the back is the only exhaust.

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