[tog] Request for advice: Recommendation for a home NAS?

Roc Vall├Ęs vallesroc at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 17:14:34 CET 2018

Hi Mike,

I'd strongly suggest the FreeNAS route with ZFS. Go Z3 or mirrowed Z2.

Btrfs is a joke, and FSs without snapshots nor data checksumming aren't
worth considering at this point in time.

lian-li makes some nice cases that could be used for this with some
cheapish ryzen, but so far I have personally only seen freenas setups on
2U/3U rack servers with supermicro boards.


On 4 January 2018 at 15:46, Mike Hibbett via tog <tog at lists.tog.ie> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm looking to refresh my home NAS server. I'm currently using a
> WDMyCloud, which is a nice size and quiet, but the software is inflexible
> and I can't easily run my own code on it.
> So I'll be looking for something that is:
> Small form factor;
> Quiet;(Fan is ok)
> 2 - 4 drive bays
> RAID 1 setup
> I "think" I'm looking at a home build PC with FreeNAS, but if anyone more
> with experience in this area can advise, I'd appreciate it.
> Cheers,
> Mike.
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