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[ale] DIY NAS vs Boxed NAS?



+1 FreeNAS but it's pretty inflexible, though adding drives for RAID
expansion is slated on their upcoming features.
I've been running an 8x 4 TB RAID-Z2 setup with 10 Gb fiber for quite a
while and it's rock solid.

Unraid seems to pretty flexible as far as options go, but not as performant
as FreeNAS.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 4:15 PM James Baker via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:

> I've considered building one recently as well.
> The problem that I ran into was the case...
> I'd like a nice small one (like the pre-mades have).
> Trouble is that I couldn't find a small one that I liked (or hardly at
> all).
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ale [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Alex Carver via Ale
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 3:26 PM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
> Subject: [ale] DIY NAS vs Boxed NAS?
>
> I'm making a plan for some major network and hardware updates over the
> next year at home.  One of the things on the list has been a large-ish
> NAS box for storing backup images of the various computers, recording
> video from IP security cameras, and possibly just having a small shared
> area for files that need to be shared among multiple computers and users.
>
> Given the proliferation of various boxed NAS devices like Synology,
> QNAP, etc. I wanted to find out what other people would consider doing,
> whether they'd just get a boxed device or put together one from a
> motherboard, some SATA cards and a case.
>
>
>
> One other thing: what file system would you put on top of the array?
> EXT4, Brtfs, something else?
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