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Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE
  1. JoshDW19

    WD Red SMR Drive Compatibility with ZFS

    Thanks to the FreeNAS community, we have uncovered a potential ZFS compatibility issue with some capacities of newer WD Red drives that use SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) technology. Update to this post...
  2. mhweb

    Can I use any PCIe SATA expansion card to add more storage ports in FreeNAS

    I'm having a hard time finding a micro ATX motherboard with support for ECC memory and at least 8 SATA ports, so I was thinking on getting an expansion card to increase the number of hard drive ports. However, I don't know if FreeNAS has any issues with most PCIe expansion cards. Can I just add...
  3. maniyer

    Quad m.2 card adapter compatibility

    I’m posting this because I haven’t found much information online or in the forums regarding the compatibility of quad m.2 adapter cards with FreeNAS. Considering the growing m.2 adoption on boards, it makes sense to discuss them regardless of how they are used, also since the newer Gen4x4 are...
  4. N

    ZFS Compatibility between FreeNAS & Linux

    Hi All I noticed from discussions on this forum that @Arwen is using ZFS on her linux laptop, so I decided to give ZFS on linux a shot for my home desktop PC. So far so good, but what about interoperability with FreeNAS ZFS. Since ZFS is coming from two development streams (FreeBSD/Linux...
  5. N

    Compatibility with new chipsets (270/X299 etc.)

    Hello, I am building new FreeNAS server. Do you have some experience with what chipset can be used from compatibility point of view? 1) GIGABYTE Z270X-UD3 (socket 1151, skylake) 2) GIGABYTE X299 UD4 (socket 2066, kabylake) - kaby lake Intel Core i5-7640X Can I know what modern/newest...