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Building Your Own NAS: Silverstone DS380 Chassis Tested, Reviewed

August 17th, 2014 1 comment

TechSpot combines some popular NAS components, a Silverstone DS380 case, Asrock C2750D4I motherboard, and FreeNAS.

Assembling your own NAS would net more performance as well because you’d be using a Celeron or Pentium over the Atom or other SoCs, while power shouldn’t be a concern with Haswell using less than 30 watts at idle. As the cherry on top, open source software such as FreeNAS and enclosures like Silverstone’s DS380 should make it less daunting to get started with your homebrewed eight-bay NAS server.

via TechSpot.

The Ars NAS distribution shootout: FreeNAS vs NAS4Free

July 6th, 2014 No comments

Ars Technica takes a look at the most popular NAS distributions available for x86/x86-64 hardware.

Today, we’re going to look at two ready-to-rock ZFS-enabled network attached storage distributions: FreeNAS and NAS4Free.

via Ars Technica.

Categories: FreeNAS, Reviews

DIY simple NAS on budget

December 24th, 2012 2 comments

User mzepan wrote in with a DIY NAS running FreeNAS and sporting a custom case. Check it out here.

FLOSS Weekly Episode 198: FreeNAS

February 4th, 2012 No comments

We talk with James Nixon from the FreeNAS project which lets you have a disk storage system on your network at home.

via TWiT.TV.

Categories: FreeNAS

How-To: Set up a home file server using FreeNAS

February 4th, 2012 1 comment

What is FreeNAS you say? Put simply, its is an operating system based on FreeBSD that brings with it a snazzy web interface for management, and all the protocols you need to share files between Windows, Mac and Linux. In other words, a perfect solution for your digital bookshelf. Lets get to it.

via Engadget.

Categories: FreeNAS, How-To

File Server Builder’s Guide

September 4th, 2011 No comments

AnandTech published a great overview of building your own file server, with overviews of current operating system and hardware options.

Whether your budget and storage needs are modest or extensive, we have you covered in the latest builder’s guide to file server systems.

via AnandTech

FreeNAS 8.0 now available

May 5th, 2011 No comments

According to iXsystems developer James T. Nixon III, FreeNAS 8.0 includes major architectural optimisations and is more modular than previous versions. It features a redesigned GUI, built using Python and the Django web framework, that is aimed at making the OS easier to use. ZFS and UFS2 file systems are both supported – ZFS is used as the primary file system.

via The H Open Source

Categories: FreeNAS, News, ZFS

How to build a NAS box

July 25th, 2010 1 comment

bit-tech.net has a new article on building a FreeNAS box, including choosing hardware and installing the software.

Systm Episode 60: Build Your Own NAS

April 7th, 2010 1 comment

An older post, but still good, Systm walks through installing FreeNAS:

If you’re just itching for an excuse to reuse that retired desktop PC or laptop sitting in your closet there here’s your chance. Today we’ll be looking at the basics of installing FreeNAS, an open-source DIY NAS. So instead of spending money on off the shelf options why not save yourself some cash and make use of the stuff you already have and get a super customizable network storage device to boot.

via Revision3 > Systm > Episode 60: Build Your Own NAS.

Categories: FreeNAS, News

FreeNAS 0.8 Roadmap

February 24th, 2010 No comments

Learn FreeNAS has posted a list of major features expected to appear in the 0.8 release of FreeNAS. Included are a base on FreeBSD 8 or 8.1, an interface built on Django, AHCI SATA drivers, UFS2 journaling, and more.

Learn FreeNAS » FreeNAS 0.8 Roadmap

Categories: FreeNAS, News

10 free storage utilities

February 24th, 2007 No comments

Computerworld is recommending 10 free storage utilities for NAS and SAN use. Number 2 on the list is FreeNAS.

Categories: FreeNAS, Guides

Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS

February 12th, 2007 No comments

Howto Forge has a great howto for installing and configuring FreeNAS 0.68.

This tutorial shows how you can set up a network-attached storage server with FreeNAS. FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system and supports CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC, SSH, local user authentication, and software RAID (0, 1, 5). It comes with a powerful web interface and uses very little space on the hard drive – about 32MB.

Categories: FreeNAS, Guides, How-To

Build a Cheap and Fast RAID 5 NAS

February 10th, 2007 No comments

SmallNetBuilder’s guide to building your own NAS device. In it they use a standard PC with an LSI Logic MegaRAID hardware-based RAID card. Included are step-by-step screenshots on setting up the RAID device using the MegaRAID’s bios, and benchmark of the machine while running Ubuntu Linux and FreeNAS.

A look at the FreeNAS server

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

NewsForge reviews FreeNAS 0.66.

FreeNAS, an open source NAS server, can convert a PC into a network-attached storage server. The software, which is based on FreeBSD, Samba, and PHP, includes an operating system that supports various software RAID models and a Web user interface. The server supports access from Windows machines, Apple Macs, FTP, SSH, and Network File System (NFS), and it takes up less than 16MB of disk space on a hard drive or removable media.

Categories: FreeNAS, Reviews