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  • 50 months ago

Hi i wanted to know if anyone could help me out or maybe give me some advice. ive been thinking about making myself a nas system for my house which would run freenas and plex. currently i have no form of back up for both of my computers which is definitely a problem lol so id like to have some kind of back up on it as well.

i made myself a parts list but im a total noob at nas systems so any adivce or recommendations would be greatly appreciated esp if they save me a few bucks here and there http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9TGpZL

Thanks!

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The one thing I would suggest changing are the drives themselves. WD Reds (or Seagate NAS drives) are good for NAS systems, and they are designed for 24/7 operation. This is what I would pick, but sadly it's only 1TB per drive.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks alot, i didnt really think thatd be an issue. i was actually just thinking i might just get 1tb drives esp since it would save me a few dollars so i def dont mind that. only thing would be the slower rpm. although i was thinking maybe have two drives set at raid 0 so i get double the speed and then have a third drive with everything on it as a back up or just have 4 drives set at raid 10 idk. id need a different motherboard though right?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct. Your motherboard doesn't support hardware RAID. The slower RPM doesn't really matter much in terms of speed. 5400RPM should be enough and probably better than 7200RPM for NAS use. I say that because RPMs kill drives. So a company that wants to make NAS HDDs with 7200RPM speed must be high quality.

FreeNAS actually has software RAID options, which would probably be better anyway. I'd suggest RAID 1 specifically for redundancy, even if it's only 1TB with 2 of the drives, and then 1TB with the 3rd without RAID.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

ah ok yea i was hopping that id have some safety from redundancy... but SPEEEEED haha

guess its back to the drawing board with the motherboard lol. i was hoping i wouldnt have to actually install any cpus this time but pcpartpicker doesnt really have that many options with integrated cpus.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a build guide that is close. You could change up the HD configuration to spend less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $17.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $17.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.99 @ Micro Center
Case NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $518.81
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $508.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-29 16:24 EDT-0400
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