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System works exceptionally well and responds extremely fast. The transfer rates are nice and fast even over the wireless network to my raspberry PIs and mobile devices. Streaming video while my desktop backs up to it and it downloads torrents is smooth with no hiccups.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

Raid and NAS FTW

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow that is an awesome case for a NAS! Always nice to see Xeon builds as well.

Good job cabling up those drives - everything looks neat but isn't locked down at every possible point in imitation management like you see with a lot of builds. Looks like you can easily swap out drives whenever you want!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I think I just got my NAS kicked.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

It is setup as RaidZ2 giving me roughly 10.5 TB of storage. The Xeon was because I am running RaidZ2 ZFS with ECC ram to reduce risk of corrupted/lost data. That chip was actually on sale for the same price as a 1220 when I bought the parts. I also picked this motherboard because I have the FreeNAS OS running on a thumb drive plugged straight into so the only external connections are the LAN drops and power.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like you have done your research well :) I am in the process of building a FreeNAS server with almost exactly the same hardware. Could you please post your system's file transfer speed over (gigabit?) ethernet. I'd very much appreciate that.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 from one NAS owner to another. Mine is due for an upgrade after seeing this!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

My goodness. You can hold the entire Saved by the Bell series and sex in the city and then some. Nice build.

In all seriousness, is there an advantage to using a Xeon in a NAS build?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

ECC with better than i3 specs

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

******* beast +1 all day my friend

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/78fjbv I want to build something similar, what do you think about this?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That is nice depending on what type of raid config you are doing. If it is RAIDZ1 Then you are fine, but if it is RAIDZ2 You will want another HDD.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

your not pirating stuff are you?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. I don't download illegal anything. Sadly I don't have most of my original discs anymore as my storage unit was broken into when I was deployed.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

i was kidding but what do you mean deployed is for the army. just a guess

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct. Did 5 tours in Southwest Asia.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Softwar raid as zfs2 giving 12 TB usable space

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