[ale] DIY NAS vs Boxed NAS?

Alex Carver agcarver+ale at acarver.net
Fri Nov 30 18:47:20 EST 2018

What case are you using for this?

On 2018-11-30 13:12, Derek Atkins wrote:
> I built myself a FreeNAS box and I'm quite happy with it.
> The system has room for 24 drives; I have 6 x 4TB in ZRAID2 so 16T usable
> space.  I'm looking to buy 6 x 6TB drives early 2019 to extend the array.
> -derek
> On Fri, November 30, 2018 3:26 pm, Alex Carver via Ale wrote:
>> 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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