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Cleber Sully

Need help with my NAS

44 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

My PC in good enough for this nas?

Yea, its plenty a nas doesn't need much cpu and ram and system power.

44 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

    Whats is the best System for this NAS ? (Windows,linux,freenas)

All of those will work, but if you want a nice webgui go with freenas. Windows can be nice if you want windows server features(ad, dfs, permissions)

 

45 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

     How do I know When a drive fails?

Depends on the exact system, but you can setup email or text alerts.

 

45 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

  If I put a new drive will rebuild iself?

Normally, or you have to tell it the new drive, then it rebuilds.

 

45 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

I better of with this nas or buy a single 12TB drive?

Depends on what you want. If you just want more storage on a pc, id get a big hdd. If you want to share the files with multiple systems and other servers to run a nas is great.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi! My name is Cleber.

Hope everyone is doing fine today. 

 

Please help!

I’m going to build my first arquive server and need a little help.

I’m going to store everything!

 Documents, Photos, Music and Videos.

a LOT of videos!

A Need the best solution from you guys.

 

My have a old PC>

Celeron G3930 2C/2T 2.90 GHz

4GB DDR4 2133

120GB M.2 SSD WD Green

4x Seagate Ironwolf NAS 4TB

4tb 5900rpm 64mb ST4000VN008

400W EVGA 80 PLUS White PSU

 

 I want All 4 drives in RAID 5

12TB of usable space and 4TB for protection

 But a have some Questions

 ·         My PC in good enough for this nas?

·         Whats is the best System for this NAS ? (Windows,linux,freenas)

·         How do I know When a drive fails?

·         If I put a new drive will rebuild iself?

·         I better of with this nas or buy a single 12TB drive?

Thys

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44 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

My PC in good enough for this nas?

Yea, its plenty a nas doesn't need much cpu and ram and system power.

44 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

    Whats is the best System for this NAS ? (Windows,linux,freenas)

All of those will work, but if you want a nice webgui go with freenas. Windows can be nice if you want windows server features(ad, dfs, permissions)

 

45 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

     How do I know When a drive fails?

Depends on the exact system, but you can setup email or text alerts.

 

45 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

  If I put a new drive will rebuild iself?

Normally, or you have to tell it the new drive, then it rebuilds.

 

45 minutes ago, Cleber Sully said:

I better of with this nas or buy a single 12TB drive?

Depends on what you want. If you just want more storage on a pc, id get a big hdd. If you want to share the files with multiple systems and other servers to run a nas is great.

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I would highly suggest to buy an actual enclosure take a look at a 4-bay Synology or QNAP.

 

7 hours ago, Cleber Sully said:

         My PC in good enough for this nas?

Check the hardware requirements here: https://freenas.org/hardware-requirements/

 

7 hours ago, Cleber Sully said:

·         Whats is the best System for this NAS ? (Windows,linux,freenas)

Freenas

 

7 hours ago, Cleber Sully said:

·         How do I know When a drive fails?

You can setup alerts

7 hours ago, Cleber Sully said:

·         If I put a new drive will rebuild iself?

Yes

7 hours ago, Cleber Sully said:

·         I better of with this nas or buy a single 12TB drive?

Are ok with losing 12TB of data in case your only drive fails? If the answer is yes get a 12TB drive. If the answer is no get a NAS and remember that RAID is NOT a backup if two drives fail you lose your data, if you get a ransomware you may lose your data, if for some reason your hardware gets damaged you may lose your data, and I could go on with this for a while.

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