[nycbug-talk] Specifying hardware for a freenas setup???

N.J. Thomas njt at ayvali.org
Tue Oct 13 17:42:52 EDT 2009

* Joshua S. Freeman <jf2412 at columbia.edu> [2009-10-13 17:20:53-0400]:
> It's time for me to get a home NAS setup for backups and media
> center....
> I'm looking at Drobos and Promise Technology NASes and so on.. I can
> get a 4-bay setup with RAID 5, hot swappable, etc. for somewhere
> between $750 - $950 all wrapped up in a little box.

I was researching something similar a few days ago, only for 2 drives
instead of 4, and I saw good things about this system:


AFAICT, it runs FreeNAS (there were some threads on the FreeBSD
mailing list that referred to this combo) quite well and will probably
be what I go for when I decide to pull the trigger on this.

I don't think Via makes a 4-bay version though, but I'm sure it
shouldn't be too hard to find.


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