Hardware Requirements The following is a list of minimum hardware requirements to install and run TrueNAS. It is recommended to examine your specific storage and sharing requirements and install TrueNAS on hardware that exceeds these requirements, to best meet your performance needs. RAM: An absolute minimum of 8GB …

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Firmware Information Servers with the LSI 9300 HBA may experience some performance issues causing the controller to reset when using SATA HDDs. iXsystems has worked with Broadcom to provide a firmware update that resolves the controller reset issue. If you have the LSI 9300 HBA with firmware version 16.00.12.00 or …

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Overprovisioning SLOG SSDs can be useful for many different scenarios. Perhaps the most useful benefit of overprovisioning is that it can extend the life of an SSD greatly. Overprovisioning an SSD distributes the total number of writes and erases across more flash blocks on the drive. Read more about overprovisioning …

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Long-time TrueNAS CORE/FreeNAS users will never forget the FreeNAS 8.0 days when flashing an IBM M1015 controller card with LSI firmware was a rite of passage, 3TB drives were the largest you could buy, and floods in Thailand would soon turn every hard drive into a valuable asset. Fast-forward to the amazing new …

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WD Red SMR Drive Compatibility with ZFS Thanks to the TrueNAS community, we have uncovered a potential ZFS compatibility issue with some capacities of newer WD Red drives that use Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology. Western Digital’s WD Red hard drives are commonly used in FreeNAS Minis due to good …

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