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  1. A

    Planning The Ultimate FreeNAS Mini XL+

    I'm looking to salvage parts from a failed QNAP that has some really nice hardware inside, and thinking I could salvage some of it to create a killer FreeNAS using a Mini XL+ as a base. It's time to switch to ZFS. If everything goes to plan, the hardware would look like this: FreeNAS Mini XL+ -...
  2. S

    First FreeNAS build for media and VM Storage for Lab

    So this will be my first FreeNas build and I am curious if my hardware choices are smart or a little overkill. I plan using the server in a few different ways, 1) As a Plex media server 2) VM storage for my lab 3) General storage and as a learning experience with FreeNAS. Here is my current...
  3. C

    Help deciding on what OS for NAS solution

    Hello, So I am going to be building a NAS in the coming weeks current specs are: I7 2600k OC to 4.4ghz, 24gb non ecc ram at 1333mhz cl9 Asrock p67 pro 3 2 x 120gb ssd boot drives mirrored 8 x 2tb 7200 rpm 256mb cache seagate drives = these will be ran in a raidz3/equivalent HBA Lsi 9200-8I 1...
  4. F

    [REVIEW] Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TP8F success build

    After being inspired by this review, I decided to share my story here. I really wanted to replace an old HP Elite I was using with FreeNAS. The machine was noisy, I couldn't get much things virtualized, and the space to grow was non-existant. I also wanted to virtualize my FreeNAS, and read...
  5. H

    New PowerEdge T20 build, need advice on how to setup hard drives.

    Hi, I am doing my first Freenas build. This NAS will be backing up important files, thus my goal is reliability and safety. Speed or throughput are not a concern for me as it will be only be used by me and I won't be doing any intensive tasks. I have a Dell PowerEdge T20 and I have ordered...
  6. KpuCko

    BUILD: ZFS, ZLOG, ZCACHE, NVMe

    Hello, I want to build new FreeNAS storage. The box have to be multipropose box. It will provide SAMBA, NFS, iSCSI as main services, and KVM virtualization to separate additional services from the main box (I know what, FreeNAS provide KVM support). The KVM services will be related to DC, DNS...
  7. Mr. Slumber

    The $1000 FreeNAS 2019 prosumer build. Will it FreeNAS? Will it TrueNAS?

    Ok, some thoughts... Yes, you can build a FreeNAS system for less. And yes, you can spend much more money on a FreeNAS build. Here's what I want to do: I want to build a FreeNAS system which only purpose is being a reliable filesserver! So no jails, no plugins, no Plex/Emby or something like...
  8. neosbc

    No more Qnap.. migrating to FreeNAS

    Hi all , First of all forgive for my bad English. I have a Nas of Qnap TVS-863, that I do not want it anymore, I am arto of its pesimo software and that in each update things stop working. The last one has been that I have lost data and half of things do not work, so I bought a hardware, for...
  9. A

    My FreeNAS server FOR SALE! Clean build, 8 Core Intel, 21TB, BRAND NEW!

    A short while back, I had the itch to build a FreeNAS server (thanks to this site!). I never put the machine into use and it's been collecting dust on my desk ever since. It's compact, quiet, extremely fast, with huge storage capacity for its size and virtually brand new! (Please forgive me as...
  10. Sokonomi

    NAS on a dime; Build review

    Hi all, I'm new to the scene, and after some finnicking around with FreeNAS on a virtual machine I wanted to finally step into the wonderful world of NAS. After spending most of my life dealing with VMs and crappy windows boxes to do my dirty work, I figured it was time to step it up a notch...
  11. M

    ASUS Vivo PC VM62N - mini PC - Will it freeNAS

    Hi. I'm new to this. I wonder if i could use ASUS Vivo PC VM62N - mini PC as a one bay freeNAS system. it looks like i can get one for about 200-250 USD. i would only use it for backups and storage. So i would prefer moderat transfer speeds. right now i have the base model wd mycolud and i...
  12. ajeje_brazo

    Compact freenas build

    -chassis: iw-ms08 (400$ including a 500W PSU) -MB: X11SSH-TF-O (330$ uATX, 10Gbe X550, 8 SATA 3, Xeon E3-1200 v6/v5 or 7th/6th Gen i3, 64GB Unbuffered ECC) -CPU: Xeon E3-1220 V6 (200$, 3GHz Quad-Core) -HDD: WD red 3T (x8) [from previous build] -RAM: 32 GB (300$, M378A2K43BB1-CPB Samsung 16GB...
  13. ajeje_brazo

    compact (and aesthetically pleasing/professional looking) NAS case with 6-8 hot swap bays

    I'm looking for a case for my home NAS. I'm thinking about 6-8 drives; I don't have a specific need for hot swap drives, I just like that design. What I have in mind something that would look like a FreeNAS Mini, but unfortunately buying a pre-assembled one would exceed my current budget...
  14. W

    Grooming with first NAS build.

    Hello, I've started second week of grooming and here are my results so far. Apologies for long post. Background: - Long time ago, I made naive implementation of RAID on my "multimedia" workstation, which is HW RAID-5 with 8 TB working space (AsRock Z97, Hitachi disks). -- I'd still keep it as...
  15. W

    FreeNas Plex Build Advice Wanted

    I am looking to build my first FreeNas box. I want to use it to store family photos and files and run my Plex Media Server. I need to support 8 uses at any given time transcoding files from plex. I have read the recommended hardware guide and many build posts. Here is what I have so far: CASE...
  16. PrzemekD

    Does this Atom-based build make sense?

    Hello everyone, I've been lurking the boards for a while now, carefully reading all the guides, tutorials and recommendations. Now I joined to ask about the experts' opinion on my idea for a first-time build. This is going to be a small home server with only storage in mind - I'm initially...
  17. S

    Advice on first build

    Hi all, I'm a long time reader here at the forums, but never had the time or money for a build. Finally I got both. I want to build my first NAS for my own home use: media storage, backup for my Macintosh and my wife's Windows-based laptop, bulk storage for my photography, and home plex use...
  18. peter_cd.cn

    BUILD Recommend configuration for hard drive.

    Hi I got a used FreeNAS mini shipped to me. I am looking for a good ways to configure it. Especially what RAID for ZFS I should use. I ready everything in Cyberjock's FreeNAS guide, but not sure how should I organize my hard drives. Motherboard: C2750D41 ASRock Intel Avoton C2750 Memory: 8gb...
  19. T

    Hi. It's my first FreeNAS build.

    About two weeks ago I installed FreeNAS on an old computer. It was pretty easy and fun to set up with help from this forum! So I decided to make a proper build to store my valuable photos and documents on. It will need to run Plex and stream my photos to my chromecast smoothly. These photos are...
  20. ZucchiniZe

    First NAS Build for Non Profit

    Hi, I'm building a NAS for a non profit that I am part of. The main use case for the NAS is going to be a file share for multiple concurrent video and photography editors. I've been reading up a lot on FreeNAS and ZFS and have tried to pick decently priced hardware that abides by all of the...
  21. ctag

    Citadel - Build Plan and Log

    Hi, First of all, thank you for dropping by! I know forums can be a chore for those sharing knowledge to complete noobs, but I really appreciate that this community exists. I'm hoping to use this thread as a staging area to plan, receive feedback, and then carry out my first FreeNAS project...
  22. PrincePaul

    New NAS with C3000 Series CPU

    Hello Guys, its a long time ago that I was really active in this forum, mainly in the german threads. But now its time to get back into it. My current FreeNAS System is running for over 5 years in 24/7 Mode and I had zero issues so far. Even tho I made some major mistakes in the build process...
  23. T

    My first build, it does FreeNAS, for $1k

    I wanted to move away from my QNAP TS-231 to something more powerful and under my control, in order to act as a macOS time machine, photo storage, personal cloud, and potentially a home automation and media server. I used the FreeNAS mini as the benchmark, and I wanted to see how close I could...
  24. hypercoffeedude

    First FreeNAS build in over 10 years... will it work?

    Potential FreeNAS Build -------------- Mainboard: Supermicro Micro ATX DDR4 LGA 1151 Motherboards X11SSM-F-O CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1240 V6 (Kaby Lake) (BX80677E31240V6) RAM: Samsung 16GB DDR4-2400 ECC UDIMM (M391A2K43BB1-CRC) HDD: 6x WD Red 4TB - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 GB/S 64 MB Cache (WD40EFRX)...
  25. AlexKo

    Small Business FreeNAS Build, Ideas, Advice, Recommendations all welcomed.

    Hello all and all, happy for posting my first post. As you can understand I am a noobie when it comes to FreeNAS, but I would like to change that. So any comment/corrections (both negative and positive) on what I am writing will be very very appreciated :). I am starting a project, while...
  26. N

    R710 Build- My first NAS

    Hi all. I am looking to build a machine based on a Dell R710 server. I am new to all this and not IT professional. INTENDED USE: Home sharring of files. Photos, video, documents. I would like to locate iTunes music library and backups as well. I would like to start with 4TB of storage and...
  27. Svengal

    Please, save me from myself.

    I’ve been putting together a parts list for my FreeNAS build and a few components have had me chasing my tail. Hopefully this isn’t too long a post. I’ve summarized the inline questions at the end on the remote chance someone wants to cut to the chase. Intended use Home and small office use...
  28. G

    Am I doing this right? FreeNAS baremetal to ESXi Host for HomeLab

    Hello Everyone, It's been a few years since I played with FreeNAS and I am now getting back in to it. Few years older, few years smarter, and a lot more reading this time around. So let me cut to the chase... I am building a bare metal FreeNAS box as from what I've read many of the senior...
  29. I

    60TB+ New Build Need Hardware check

    Hi, I've been buying freenas's like they are candy and finally thought I'd build one of my own. I saw the general Hardware list and put together this build. I realize the list might be outdated and was hoping for some advice. The purpose of this Build is to provide dedicated storage for...
  30. M

    BUILD CPU + Mobo Decision

    Hello, This will be my first FreeNAS build. I have just recently purchased this Supermicro Xeon D-1541 SoC setup: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182964 and I'm still within the 30 day return window. With the announcement of the Intel Atom C3958 CPU, I wanted to ask...
  31. nine09

    Building a FreeNAS in 2017

    I am going to build my first NAS with FreeNAS and I have done a lot of research on what hardware to get. Still, since this is my first build I am a little worried that I might miss something. The main thing I want to use my NAS for is Plex, and sharing videos with my family across households...
  32. davidgreystahl

    Hello and Thanks - June 2017 FreeNAS adopter

    Glad to be here on the forums. Had a lot of fun building my FreeNAS server. Documentation/Build Instructions for a Newbie like me: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-sZA3Q2didUyT088ExXfoF7ht2OZQvyA9sfeKNzsQWQ/edit?usp=sharing
  33. Z

    First Server build, would this work?

    This is my first sever build, so i have no idea what im doing any help would be appreciated. The server is going to be a backup sever to my computers, i thinking of running some sort of redundancy on it not sure what type yet. I trying to keep the buget low, and im thinking of having 3-6 drives...
  34. G

    NAS Build Check - Plex and PC backups

    Hey everyone, New to posting on the forums, however I've been reading a bunch of threads, studying the hardware guide, and following a few builds (namely Stux's Norco Build). My primary use of this NAS will be to backup and store my personal media collection with enough redundancy that I...
  35. Robert Freitag

    NAS Build for small VFX Company. Need input from experienced users.

    Hello, I own a small VFX company which finally needs a more decent storage solution, over the last days I've investigated quite a lot. And I think that I'll go with FreeNAS and a Build according to my/our needs. If any of you experienced FreeNAS users could answer me some questions and possibly...
  36. A

    Xeon-D home streamer & storage

    Hello, all. I've been running FreeNAS with 4x 2TB disks (RAID-Z) on an HP Gen7 MicroServer (N40L), primarily as storage, but with increasing use of Plex Media Server and Nextcloud. I'm thinking it's time to upgrade to something nicer. I've been spec'ing and operating ZFS systems for about 10...
  37. E

    First FreeNAS build, upgrading from an RPi3/JBOD enclosure setup

    Hello everyone, I'm upgrading my server setup after about a year of managing/sharing media and personal files on a Raspberry Pi 3 attached to a dual-enclosure JBOD arrangement of 2x 3TB WD Reds. The enclosure recently gave out on me (the drives are fine) so I've decided it's time for a solid...
  38. DrKK

    DrKK's New FreeNAS; Build Experiences

    This is a companion piece for my earlier post. So, I just want to go through here stream-of-consciousness style, and tell everyone what I did during the build process, and give a lot of observations and tips and tricks that I encountered. Hopefully you will find it interesting, and/or someone...
  39. WalterWampe

    looking for advice and solution for my home FreeNAS and backup system

    Hello pros out there, as a beginner I come to you with a question about usability, security and because I am looking to the best solution. I spend the last weeks gathering information and reading manuals and threads and now I am stuck with my initial concept and am not sure whether I should...
  40. baummer

    FreeNAS build proposal (formerly ESXi all-in-one build proposal)

    After weeks of research, and some playing around in a FreenNAS 9.10 VM, here is my proposed build for an ESXi all-in-one FreeNAS server that will function as a file backup server and Plex media server (one user only), as well as host a few VMs for web development purposes: CPU: Intel Xeon...
  41. U

    Newbie needs help with build, setup in thread

    Hello I am new to FreeNAS. My system Cooler master mini itx case H170 mini ITX 6700k stock heatsink 32gb non ECC 3000mhz ram will be running at 2100mhz due to mobo limitations Four 5tb Seagate expansion Drives, one 512gb SSD on board graphics, 1Gigabit direct connection My plan is to run plex...
  42. Digitaldreams

    FreeNAS build for home files & folders + media storage backup and Plex server plugin

    Hello all! So I'm new to FreeNAS. After a failed attempt to run it on a legacy rig I had (10 year old eVGA nForce 680i SLI mobo using the PheonixAward BIOS with a Core2 Duo and 8 GB RAM. It wouldn't make it through POST) I think I'm going to go the route of a new build. This really needs to...
  43. B

    Bonjour From NJ USA

    hello Everybody, I am new to the server and NAS conception... I used to build computer when I was a teenager... I am french based in USA NJ. I am already looking the forum and there are many usefull informations... still missing few information, I meaning learning before I really jump into...
  44. ReadyPlayGo

    FreeNAS + Downloader, Plex, and Torrent - Is This The Best Approach?

    Summary: I plan on building a NAS and using FreeNAS v10 (whenever it is released) to control 24 usable terabytes of space (RAIDZ2, 6X6TB). Wherever possible, I want to let the NAS be a NAS and offload applications and services to a separate Ubuntu server, but I’m learning that it makes more...
  45. T

    Promise SuperTrak EX4350 work with FreeNAS?

    Dear all I'm building home FreeNAS (using RAIDZ2) with following components: MSI H81M-E33 Intel® Celeron® Processor G1840 8GB Memory Cooler Master Elite 343 Cooler Master Elite Power 350W WD RED 1TB x8 Want to check whether Promise SuperTrak EX4350 PCIe x4 would work with FreeNAS well or...
  46. M

    Supermicro 847 build help

    Need a bit of newbie guidance.. End goal: A 10Gbe server to keep AV media at working speed for single user production. Inspired by popular cinevate 10gbe guide (http://www.cinevate.com/blog/confessions-of-a-10-gbe-network-newbie-part-1-basics/). Went and bought - Supermicro SE-847E16-R1K28LPB...
  47. C

    First Build Questions/Needs

    Hi everyone, I'm new to building a NAS, but I've been building my own computers for many years now. I built a HTPC a couple of years ago and I'm now maxing out that 3TB hard drive. My "main" PC is also maxing out on space (mostly pictures, music, programs, and various downloads) so I'm...
  48. C

    How is this configuration for a dedicated NFS Share server?

    Hello all, FreeNAS newbie, putting together my first system.. I have been doing a lot of reading on this website and google about hardware recommendations. We are planning to build a High Availability, High Density storage in a single Chassis. Here are the parts identified. I want to know...
  49. fikus-kukis

    a sort-of-small, but rather ambitious build (up to 24 drives, even more)

    Hello to you all, I am building a NAS with FreeNAS as its OS because I am convinced that it is the best choice for this kind of job. Currently, I am doing a research and preparation for its hardware. My idea about this project with its traits and features is somewhat like: [business goals]...
  50. SCS

    Planned FreeNAS Build (Looking for Feedback before I finish ordering)

    I've run FreeNAS for a number of years now on a very low power AMD E-350 CPU, 16GB DDR3 non ECC RAM, and only the capability of 4 onboard SATA, and limited expansion via 1x PCIe slots after adding a dual port Intel Nic. Great part is it consumes only about 20w with the 4 x 2TB drives. I've kept...
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