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PeterO
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Any NAS chassis reccomendations ?

Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:41 pm

Any suggestions on a NAS chassis that will take a couple of 1Tb 3.5" SATA drives that I have spare ? Must support wired ethernet, NFS and preferably ext4 on the drives.

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Re: Any NAS chassis reccomendations ?

Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:03 pm

It is discontinued now but I've been happily using a D-Link DNS-327L for a couple of years. I popped in a pair of 2Tbyte drives in a raid configuration.

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Re: Any NAS chassis reccomendations ?

Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:09 pm

Older HP MIcroserver running Nas4Free (hmm, looks like it has been renamed to XigmaNas).
I've got an N36L and an N40 that have been chuntering away in corners for about 6 years. Ebuyer were selling them at around £120 with HP then offering cashback!
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Re: Any NAS chassis reccomendations ?

Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:39 pm

I bought one of these: https://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=452 and put in my own motherboard and disk drives. The fans are a little too noisy to have in the same room, but you could probably mod those if desired.

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Re: Any NAS chassis reccomendations ?

Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:48 pm

6by9 wrote: Older HP MIcroserver running Nas4Free (hmm, looks like it has been renamed to XigmaNas).
I've got an N36L and an N40 that have been chuntering away in corners for about 6 years. Ebuyer were selling them at around £120 with HP then offering cashback!
+1 for HP microserver. I got a Gen 8 when they were going cheap. The OS is on a micro-SD card (sound familiar?) and the 4 spinning rust slots are filled with WD Red drives.
Didn't bother with a specialised NAS distribution, I just put Ubuntu LTS on it and used zfs for the storage filesystem. I subsequently added an old 120GB SSD as a zfs L2 ARC for no particular reason.
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Re: Any NAS chassis reccomendations ?

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:03 pm

I've got a HP Microserver N54L, the one with the AMD processor. I upped the RAM to 8 Gbyte and put in 4 2Tbyte drives. VMWare ESXi 5.5 on the boot drive - a micro-SD card in a mini USB card reader plugged in to the internal USB port. Then several VMs. Permanently installed and running are FreePBX and Xpenology (ie Synology) NAS. Other experimental VMs come and go.

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Re: Any NAS chassis reccomendations ?

Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:17 am

Thanks for all the ideas.

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