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For that kind of price, is having a actual NAS not a cheaper option?


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Hey guys I am in the process for choosing the parts for a NAS. If there is anything that I'm stuffing up by buying pls let me know 

 

 

 

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=335516&action=wish_lists

 

You'd need another HDD (or a smaller SSD) to install FreeNAS since it will occupy the whole drive regardless of size... (If that's what you're planning)

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You'd need another HDD (or a smaller SSD) to install FreeNAS since it will occupy the whole drive regardless of size... (If that's what you're planning)

I thought it ran off a USB drive?


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I thought it ran off a USB drive?

 

It can (if paired with a capable motherboard)... But having a thumb drive stick out of the system at all times just looks ugly...

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It can (if paired with a capable motherboard)... But having a thumb drive stick out of the system at all times just looks ugly...

You can get some pretty low profile type ones 


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Hey guys I am in the process for choosing the parts for a NAS. If there is anything that I'm stuffing up by buying pls let me know 

 

What will you be doing with your system?


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You can get some pretty low profile type ones 

 

Never thought of that... (Haven't seen any low profile ones in the local market yet)...

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Never thought of that... (Haven't seen any low profile ones in the local market yet)...

3... 2... 1... boop:http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDCZ33-016G-B35-Cruzer-Flash-Drive/dp/B005FYNSZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407248027&sr=8-1&keywords=small+usb

 

Would be lovely and discrete! 


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Never thought of that... (Haven't seen any low profile ones in the local market yet)...

What modern motherboard doesn't support USB? You normally wouldn't see a USB drive plugged in through the back nor would I know why you would care how a NAS looks. You can get an adapter that turns the internal USB header to a female one like your case does if the motherboard doesn't already have one as many server grade motherboards do.

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What modern motherboard doesn't support USB? You normally wouldn't see a USB drive plugged in through the back nor would I know why you would care how a NAS looks. You can get an adapter that turns the internal USB header to a female one like your case does if the motherboard doesn't already have one as many server grade motherboards do.

Unrelated note, you have might fabulous noodles! :3 This Corgi approves and also wants to nom them.

 

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You can get some pretty low profile type ones 

It's much better if your motherboard has an internal USB port.

 

I recommend installing it on a small (32GB) SSD. The reason being that the USB drive will get worn down over time (USB flash controllers are relatively dumb), and will need to be replaced. If you don't need every single SATA port, then I recommend installing it on an SSD, because the built-in wear leveling will basically eliminate the need to ever replace the boot drive.


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I meant in physical shops in my area since online shopping is too bothersome here (in my country) with all the distrust (since that reveal when a gray-hat exposed that the encryption on one of the sites is only lip-service and not everyone has access to a credit card, or paypal)...

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You'd need another HDD (or a smaller SSD) to install FreeNAS since it will occupy the whole drive regardless of size... (If that's what you're planning)

i was going to use a flash drive

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What will you be doing with your system?

it will be storing MANY cad files an extensive music library and an extensive video library and there will be off site backups done for the cad files 

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it will be storing MANY cad files an extensive music library and an extensive video library and there will be off site backups done for the cad files 

Will you be working with live data on the NAS, or is it just for archival/backup?


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Will you be working with live data on the NAS, or is it just for archival/backup?

storing the video and music live on there and just backing up the cad files to the nas as well as another one in a different location

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i was going to use a flash drive

I recommend using a small hard drive as they are more reliable than flash drives 

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