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  1. W

    Newbies - making use of existing hardware for TrueNAS

    Hi, I have an unused PC that i wish to convert into a NAS running TrueNAS. I am completely new to TrueNAS and is wondering if True NAS can fully support my exisiting motherboard and CPU, they are: ASUS Aorus Z590 Master Intel Core i7 10700 64GB RAM Can TrueNAS recognize all the chips on the...
  2. B

    P11C-I/NGFF2280 - HBA card required?

    I've bought a P11C-I/NGFF2280 motherboard. I would like to know if the onboard mini-SAS HD port will work with TrueNAS, it supports up to 4 disks (which is enough for me). Or will I have to get a HBA card? I'm aware that the HBA card might need to be flashed in order to work. Hence why I don't...
  3. Z

    Help me decide for my first Home Server FreeNAS build

    Hi all, This is my first post in this forum and I would like some help with my home server setup. I will use it as a Dropbox replacement, media server, web server and will test a few other personal services as well for a max of 5 users and just myself most of the time. I have read the HW...
  4. M

    Ran Out of Sata Ports

    Hey all. I've got a system running FreeNAS-11.2-U7 (Build Date: Nov 19, 2019 0:4). My mobo has 6 sata ports total and I have a problem. 2 years ago I didn't plan for the future very well and installed 3 drives and one boot drive. So I currently I have 2 sata ports open. I would like to install...
  5. _Alchemist_

    Will it FreeNAS? CPU + MoBo + RAM for simple Network Storage

    Hello iX Community :^) I found this example FreeNAS Build Guide and was wondering if it would be a good Idea to base my own FreeNAS Server on that. They use a Fujitsu D3644-B and an Intel Pentium Gold G5400 and 8GiB Kingston DDR4 ECC Memory as the core components. (~240€) My Requirements: -...
  6. E

    ASRock X470D4U

    https://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=X470D4U#Specifications Is this board a real deal? Or I'd better go with it's competitors Supermicro X11SSM or Intel S1200SPL. They have pretty much same specs and price. The main difference is AMD cpu and 128GB ram support. The AMD cpu...
  7. T

    Anyone have a PDF user guide for the AMD A6-3670k APU motherboard?

    I'm asking because I need to move the mobo in a new case and I no longer have the user guide. Probably got lost when I moved houses. Thanks!
  8. A

    Machine beeping constantly

    Hi i have a problem with my freenas machine is constantly beeping. It started suddenly and doesn't stop after it starts. My motherboard: Asrock e3v5 ws CPU: Intel G4560 Memory: 16 GB ecc Kingston RAM (2x 8 GB) Drives: 6x 1tb in Raid-Z2 EDIT: FreeNAS-11.2-U4.1 there is no error like that...
  9. D

    supercheap embedded intel motherboard solution with pcie sata adapters.

    i have an old computer that i wanted to turn into a freenas for my home. problem is it has an amd fx processor which is very power hungry and heat intesive. so turning it into a station would require to replace the motherboard and processor and at least reading around i need at least 16gb of...
  10. iliak

    hardware recommendation(motherboard/chassis) question

    i see good prices (under 400$) on ebay for Samsung PM983 3.84TB SSD PCIe Gen3 MZ-QLB3T80 MZQLB3T8HALS-000AZ what chassis\motherboard is compatible with them to support 24 (or more) in 2U or 72 in 4U (supermicro preferred) this is not sas\sata so i don't know what are the competabilites
  11. R

    sub $100 atom board w/ 1) 16gb mem and either 10+ drive ports or 1 x8 PCIe 2.0?

    I have been through the 2017 and 2014 hardware recommendations and am havent found a good fit yet. I am really hoping to spend less than say $150 total (mem/proc/mobo) and am hoping such specs for less than $150 isnt a pipe dream. I am not looking for something fancy, this will be for a 1-2...
  12. Z

    Supermicro X9 questions

    Hi, I got a Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard, which is mainly used for virtualization and storage. I know that people use a lot of Supermicro boards in their builds here, so I thought it will probably not hurt to ask some questions, and maybe I should be careful to not run into any potential...
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    Pentium Gold and P10S-I Mini good starter build?

    So I've read the build guide(s), more like perused, and checked the forum for similar builds but had a hard time finding an LGA1151 build. I'm trying to build something for a home environment to store some family photos .etc. I was wondering if the following 2 components would be a good start...
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    Motherboard Recommendations (2018) For intel i3 8100

    Hi guys i have already finalize the specs of my FreeNas Build. I really need motherboard recommendations for this CPU. Below are the specs CPU - i3 8100 Hardisk - Seagate Ironwolf 4tb x4 = 16tb / Raidz2 = 8tb RAM - 16 Gb ECC memory Case - node 804 Power Supply - 500w I really need a...
  15. averyfreeman

    X10SRL-F w/ ESXi -- can't passthrough onboard SATA?

    Hey, Does anyone else have this board? Supermicro X10SRL-F... or another X10 E5 2011-3 board, similar to it? (Has C612 chipset) I just picked it up and put it together and I was about to move my disk array over to it when I noticed I don't see the onboard SATA controllers (it has two) in...
  16. zamana

    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...
  17. Zalasta

    Supermicro X11SSZ-F Watch Dog feature

    Hi I have bought a Supermicro X11SSZ-F but I am not sure if its a good idea to enable Watch dog(jumper on motherboard and bios settings)? Has anyone any experience with that? Kind Regards Jakob
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    BUILD asrock E3C236D2I vs EPC612D4I help

    Hello all, After a lot of reading I’ll start building my FreeNas system. I’m hesitating between two motherboards (Mini Itx is a must) I’ll mention the price of hardware because I think it’s little bit different here in France. My usage will be for backups mainly, some shares maybe transcoding...
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    Swapping Motherboard with FreeNAS 11

    I'm planning a motherboard upgrade - If I have FreeNAS 11 installed on an SSD. Is the installation custom to the Motherboard, or is it like the older versions where the hardware was detected at boot time? Can I just move the drives to the new MB and boot, or do I have to do a reinstall?
  20. nmarmon

    RAID, RAM and Cache

    Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to use part of the RAM of a motherboard as a cache of a RAID controller. It may sound a little absurd, but I've seen RAID cards out there that apparently have not, and I wondered if they were pulling RAM. Another question I have is if, for that, said...
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    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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    2017 Best Build

    I would like to know what would be the best parts of 2017 to build a reliable NAS for a small office. 5 - 6 computers will be accessing the NAS locally for Photography and Video Editing. I need about 20tb to start. Most work will be accessed locally but some also needs to be accessed...
  23. wblock

    FreeNAS Mini and Mini XL motherboard replacement guide [Deleted]

    The Motherboard Replacement Guide shows how to properly remove and replace the motherboard in a FreeNAS Mini or Mini XL. Many detailed photos are used to clarify and simplify the process. http://ixsystems.com/FreeNAS_Mini_Motherboard_Replacement.pdf
  24. Alan W. Smtih

    Is the ASRock C2750D4I considered safe after 00.30.00 BIOS update

    I've been running a ASRock C2550D4I for a few years with 11 drives in it. Thankfully, I got word to update the BIOS before it ate itself. I'm about to build a second machine and am considering the newer C2750D4I. (I like the idea of 12 onboard SATA connections even at the cost of more...
  25. tbrezniak

    Feedback on new FreeNAS Build

    Been planning a new freenas build since I had data corruption on my old freenas. I wasn't using ECC and it bite me hard. I have the following parts from my old build: HDDs - candidates for the RAIDZ2 pool: MEdia pool for movies and TV shows 6x WD Green WD20EZRX, 2TB- SATA 6 GB/S 5400rpm HDDs-...
  26. R

    First FreeNAS Build - two CPUs

    Hi, I hope you are all well. I am building my first nas box and I need your expertise to guide me in the right direction. I need to know what cpu you guys think is a better option. I would appreciate any advice you can provide. Motherboard: AsRock E3C226D2I CPU option #1: Intel Core i3-4370...
  27. BenGonGon

    Is QPI important for FreeNAS?

    Hello, I want to know QPI is important for freenas. If yes for which part?