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

Joshua S. Freeman jf2412 at columbia.edu
Tue Oct 13 17:48:21 EDT 2009

Thanks Thomas,

I wonder if something like this:


would work...

I wonder how you'd get the freenas mgmt. software onto it though...

That's the part I'm having trouble getting my mind around.


On 10/13/09 5:42 PM, "N.J. Thomas" <njt at ayvali.org> wrote:

> * 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:
>     http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/artigo/a2000/
> 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.
> Thomas
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