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Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE
  1. north15

    Do I need a switch?

    Hello, I have a few questions about whether or not I need to get a switch or not. I'm new to the server building community and this is one area I have yet to get any understanding. Below is my short list of questions, but if anyone has any recommendations or links that would be useful, please...
  2. 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+ -...
  3. 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...
  4. mistermanko

    Comprehensive list of compatible SSDs and/or SSD controllers

    Does it exists? If not, can we build one? Since SSDs are the go-to boot drive, this would be really useful.
  5. Monkey_Demon

    "True Hot Swap" or just "Hot Swap"?

    According to Wikipedia: Using appropriate SCSI drives with a motherboard & BIOS that support true hot plugging, this would imply FreeNAS does too. But this thread and this post suggest otherwise. For example, the post explicitly says, I searched The Fine Manual for "hot swap" with no luck. So...
  6. J

    Currently unreadable sectors (smartctl -t long no error)

    As you may have guessed from the title, I have a problem with a drive that says it has 22 currently unreadable sectors. It was a new drive when I installed it a couple of years ago and it has been running fine since. The unreadable sectors finally worried me enough to make a decent effort to...
  7. O

    FreeNAS road to Threadripper

    My journey started about 3 years ago in 2016. I had a WD PR4100 running Plex and it was super slow to transfer files to and had issues streaming more than 2 movies at a time. I had heard about FreeNAS so I took a really old AMD phantom II and am3+ motherboard and some old hard drives I had...
  8. hugo-contreras

    First build for personal use - Hardware advices

    Hi there, I'm working on my first NAS that I gonna build in a near future and I'm looking at the hardware recommandations in this forum and on the web. It looks like most of the time, high-end, "enterprise level", expensive, hardware is recommanded. But as I said I'm looking for something for...
  9. benoitc

    any recommendation for a rackmount hw 1U I could use with freenas

    I'm looking for a compatible rackmount 1U storage server I could use with freenas. Do you have any recommendation. This is a pretty low level usage for 20 users max and 4-10TB of data. Any idea is welcome. I'm looking preferably for hardware with a public price.
  10. B

    ECC-RAM and consumer-grade hardware

    A while ago I got the idea of replacing one of the two stacks of external hard drives I've got with a FreeNAS-server, the 2nd stack is used as a backup-copy of the 1st stack. So far I've got one component, which happened to be the most difficult part to get: A Stacker STC-T01. That's that huge...
  11. V

    Come hell or high water, I will build it. (build advice wanted)

    Hello everyone, first time poster so please go easy on me. I have been thinking of using FreeNAS to build myself a backup and long term storage server for a few years now. Recently my boot SSD died and now I am going to have to get the data recovered. It did also contained important personal...
  12. SangieWolf

    Drives constantly reading/writing

    I tried searching for help but couldn't find anything relevant. One of my drives was giving bad sector errors so I swapped it out and let it resilver, which took quite a few hours. Several days later, I noticed the drives were still constantly busy. I realized that I wasn't on the most recent...
  13. ThakurSN

    Do GIGABYTE Z77N-WIFI or H77N-WIFI motherboards resolve dual purposes - Internet in PC and NAS/FreeNAS?

    [Updated on 26 May 2019 : following thread is more elaborately discussed here ] Earlier I have received a suggestion against my question about a dual usage, and that suggestion appears to contradict my recent finding. That I want to configure a NAS storage for the backup/synchronize of the...
  14. ThakurSN

    SOLVED Which Motherboard, CPU etc. can I use in a new Desktop (Mi Home Security Camera 360° 1080p supports NAS) ?

    My Mi Home Security Camera 360° 1080p records High-Definition video with H.265 encoding and stores this video in a 64GB microSD card in it. The camera supports Network Attached Storage (NAS) besides, Network devices or routers with storage capabilities can also be used to store video files that...
  15. R

    Hello from Denmark

    I'm currently expecting arrival of the remaining parts for my first FreeNAS build. Am really excited to be looking into ZFS and FreeNAS with this build and please, do rate or bash - all feedback is appreciated. The systems purpose is SOHO / Private NAS and may also serve as a hyper-visor...
  16. Slidspitfire

    Home ESXi storage and Container host

    Hello there, This is my first topic after the self introduction one. I wish I can have some advice from you communauts on the build I am planning. I currently have a VM host computer (still testing several hypervisors, should move to ESXi in the next days) that through an UnRAID VM provides...
  17. J

    Use the attached monitor

    I have a HP Microserver Gen8 and I am about to install FreeNAS 11.2 on it. I know it's not customary, but I have an old square monitor attached to the server, and I am wondering if I can put some kind of output to the screen? Perhaps temperature, CPU and/or hard drive statuses? It doesn't have...
  18. D

    Freenas does not see all the available RAM

    Hi, I have a server (cpu fx 8370, 16gb ram, 4 tb hdd, msi 970 gaming motherboard,freenas 11.1 u2). Freenas uses only 8gb out of the 16 available (the desks are fully functional). I put the ram so that it uses the two channels by arranging the alternating 1 / 3-2 / 4 ram. the motherboard BIOS...
  19. adrianTNT

    Need advice on Dell R710 config, raid H700 card

    Hello. I have this server that I plan to make it a storage server for 2-3 other servers and mount shares from it with CIFS/SAMBA. I didn't yet decided if I will run FreeNas or is better to install Centos/Ubuntu and manually configure shares... Would this next scenario work ? Should I expect...
  20. Digitaldreams

    How to tell if a system supports hot-swap drives?

    So pretty much as the title asks, how can I tell if my system supports hot-swappable drives? What are the hardware components that I need to check to see if it's supported? This is my current system: Intel - Xeon E3-1230 V5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM...
  21. JohnDonaldson

    Mellanox MNPA19-XTR not detected after reboot...

    Hello, I recently upgraded my FreeNas server with one of these Mellanox MNPA19-XTR ConnectX-2 network cards. I run a direct fiber line from my server to my main desktop. This setup seemed to work perfectly at the start, even after giving the interface a IP and a subnetmask in the range of the...
  22. A

    Que comprar?

    Que recomendáis comprar para montar un equipo nas con una caja en formato micro-atx o mini itx y que se va a utilizar básicamente como una nube física de archivos. Es decir, no se va a utilizar como biblioteca multimedia tipo plex ni nada por le estilo.
  23. udo1toni

    Hardwareempfehlung - Gehäuse

    Hallo und guten Tag, ich suche derzeit eine Lösung für meinen Netzwerk Speicher. Leider haben wir keinen Keller und entsprechend auch keinen Platz, um ein vernünftiges Rack aufzustellen. Deshalb habe ich mir 2005 mit zwei 12HE Netzwerkschränken beholfen, in denen ich Router, Server, Switche...
  24. M

    Supermicro X11SSL-F and Pentium G5500 - Will it FreeNAS?

    Hi, the NAS I'm going to build needs to live in my bedroom and therefore has to be very quiet. It'll never serve more than 1-2 users at the same time and will be equiped with two 4TB HDDs (mirrored). Also it should be as cost-effective as possible while being safe (e.g. ECC Memory) and...
  25. Q

    FreeNAS Mini - age of components?

    Hi, Looking to replace my aging Synology Diskstation, and looking at a FreeNAS system since it is open source. Although i ideally would like to build the system myself, it's just not practical time-wise - So, FreeNAS Mini it is. So a couple of questions that i could not find the answer to...
  26. M

    HW recommendations, buy new/old, pc/server

    Hi all, I've been running FreeNAS 8.3 on an old PC i got for free. It's crap AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor (1662 passmark), added 2x8Gb non-ECC RAM and a 1Tb HDD. It is running fine, but now i really need to increase my storage. Just bought 4Tb WD red. I am not running any Plex, VM or...
  27. A

    SuperMicro FreeNAS server

    I found this server at a recycle store for about $175 I cant seem to identify the case but here is a picture It had a Supermicro Motherboard in it https://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-X9SRL-F-Motherboard-Graphics-X9SRL-F-B/dp/B00DTINJ12 CPU is Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2609 0 @ 2.40GHz...
  28. L

    Fragen zur FreeNAS-Hardware

    Hallo zusammen, ich bin dabei mir ein NAS - eher SAN (als VMware Datastore) - zusammenzustellen und habe dazu drei Fragen. 1. Wird die (unten aufgelistete) Hardware-Zusammenstellung funktionieren? 2. Wird diese Konfiguration mit FreeNAS funktionieren? 3. Spricht irgendetwas gegen einen...
  29. P

    2018 Build optimization required

    Hi all, So I've been doing doing some research for the past few days and after going through various freeNAS forums, hardware built guides etc. I've identified below listed parts from my local IT store. Although I believe my final selection will have no issues running freeNAS 11.1 and serve as...
  30. 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...
  31. G

    Booting and networking problems after upgrading hardware

    Hi there, previous hardware: ASRock T48EM1 AMD A50M So.BGA Single Channel DDR3 Mini-ITX Retail 8GB G.Skill NT Series DDR3-1333 DIMM CL9 Single Intel EXPI9301CTBLK PCIe 1x LAN Adapter (did not work without this, I think because of the ****e LAN-chipset of my noob motherboard) new hardware...
  32. Z

    Will this combo work?

    Hi! I'm searching hardware to build a new NAS and I'm wondering if this "combo" will fit well together. I mean, are this 3 pieces technically compatible with each other? Beyond that, they will provide a good hardware infrastructure for an NAS with 8x4TB hard drives for data? Supermicro Micro...
  33. peter_cd.cn

    Test out my used FreeNAS Mini purchase

    Hi guys, I brought a used FreeNAS Mini on Ebay for about $560.00. It has missing disk trays, I am not sure what I will do about that yet... :D But my main question is how do I run test on its hardware and make sure it is still functioning? My plan is to, 1) clean it up, blow dust and wipe...
  34. S

    Chelsio T420 reports 'fw init error' during boot, works fine outside FreeBSD?

    I'm setting up a temporary 2nd server to troubleshoot my primary NAS :p :rolleyes: . To do this I've kicked the system SSD and VGA card out of a spare Hyper-V server (it's the only other Supermicro/Xeon/ECC platform that I can easily free up for a few days). The server is ideal for FreeNAS -...
  35. D

    FreeNAS Hardware Tausch

    Hallo mich würde mal interessieren wie genau ein Hardware Tausch bei freenas ablaufen würde. Mal angenommen freenas wurde bei der Installation auf 2 gespiegelten Festplatten installiert und ich tausche nur mainboard, CPU und RAM der HBA den ich verwendet habe bleibt drin. Wie ziehe ich mein...
  36. J

    Super Micro Motherboard

    I have reviewed the hardware guidelines, and have built 4 FreeNAS servers on SuperMicro X10SRL-F motherboards, but all of them are for personal use, and while I treat them as if they are a mission critical production system, they really aren't. I am about to launch a real mission critical build...
  37. F

    new FreeNAS Hardware pre check

    Hi, as a longterm FreeNAS user, want to move some of my data to a new host and like to have some input. current setup: FN 9.10-STABLE, HW: C2550D4l, 16GB ECC, 2x RaidZ2 4x2TB, 2x mirror 2x500GB I would like to migrate the data from one of my RaidZ2 pools to new Hardware with RAID-Z3. This...
  38. 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...
  39. B

    SOLVED Intel c3000 NIC hardware support

    Hi, still new to the forum and hope this is the right place for this thread. I have a setup including a C3558 motherboard from supermicro https://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Atom/A2SDi-4C-HLN4F.cfm and everything worked like a charm until i got to the console setup. It turns out...
  40. 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...
  41. I

    Raidz2, 3 VS. Mirrored for backup storage critical

    Hi, I'm new to ZFS and I'm building my first Freenas Backup Server. I so many of you are great at helping me with my build I thought I'd start another thread just about Raid to keep it simple and maybe help out someone else searching the forum. My Question is: What are your suggestions for...
  42. N

    Serial Port (very old card)

    I was thinking that adding a serial port to my FreeNAS would make life easier, and might eliminate the need to attach a monitor. I found an old dual serial card which I plugged in and tested under a live USB linux distro, and the dmesg recognized the card. Here is the description of the card...
  43. cynod

    Buying used servers off Ebay?

    Hi all I'm about to move to a new house that has a storage area that's of a decent size, has ventilation and is sound insulated. As such, I am looking to setup a FreeNAS box (to replace my current hopeless piecemeal arrangement of drives dotted on various machines syncing with Syncthing) with a...
  44. W

    Cannot access FreeNAS Mini anymore

    Hi everyone, I am completely new to FreeNAS and bought a preconfigured FreeNAS Mini XL through Amazon. I am struggling getting the system up and running. In the first system I received, one of the bays was not working and one of the enclosures could not be opened. iXsystems was very responsive...
  45. M

    Hi from Belgium - this is my system

    Hello, My name is Mario, 24 y.o. Windows / .NET developer from Belgium. I've been wanting a NAS for a long time, and now based upon recommendations I've chosen FreeNAS to finally power my first system. I'm a true DIY'er at least when it comes to everything related to IT. Buying something like a...
  46. 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...
  47. Rafal Lukawiecki

    Transcend MSA370 as SLOG and other hardware questions

    [Newbie warning] I will be migrating a slowish FreeNAS that is still running on an old HP MicroServer N36L to a new HPE MicroServer Gen10 soon. It is likely to start with 2 x 8 TB (or 10 TB) Seagate IronWolf or WD Red drives, 16 GB ECC RAM and it would boot from 2 x SanDisk Ultra Fit 64 GB USB...
  48. Rafal Lukawiecki

    AMD X3000/HPE MicroServer Gen10 AES-NI?

    I would like to know if FreeNAS 11+ would benefit from any hardware crypto, such as AES-NI, that may—or may not—be provided by the newish AMD Opteron X3000 processor family: X3126, X3418, or X3421 that come in the new HPE/HP MicroServer Gen10. I could not find anything on the web that lists...
  49. D

    hardware question

    OK I am trying to use what we have to build a nice FreeNAS server, please tell me any concerns about hardware choices Dell 710 64 GB ram LSI 9211 Controller 9211-8I Quantity 6- 4TB Hitachi Enterprise SAS Drives One of these SSD’s and...
  50. N

    Hardware Swap

    Hi, So my Freenas has been doing great for a few months but I want to upgrade the MB/CPU/RAM. I have some sensitive data on my drives and I am not sure how I should swap out the motherboard. I keep thinking, would I have to remember the original ports for each drive connected to each sata port...
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