[talk] NAS hardware

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Mon Mar 18 19:07:59 EDT 2019

On 3/18/19 3:33 PM, Ipsen S Ripsbusker wrote:
> It seems that I asked in the right place!
> 1U is bigger than I was hoping for, but, well, maybe if I switched everything for rackmount it would be pretty okay.
> I already using Tarsnap for something smaller stuff, in fact. I put $25 on an account last decade and I think I still have $10 left. But this is to download an offsite backup so that I have another copy locally and can recover quickly in case of a failure. Moreover, even if it grows slowly, total backup size is currently about 1.5TB, and that is expensive on Tarsnap.
> I tried it once with Pi and USB storage device, but the connectors were all unreliable. And that included the SATA connector in the hard drive, so I wound up removing the hard drive from the enclosure and using it in another computer! This does seem like it should be the best option, though. I would use Rock64 rather than Pi. Do you recommend any particular USB storage device?
> And my understanding was that driver support is rather disappointing for Intel NUC, but has that perhaps changed?
I personally don't have a NUC, but it looks like KIB got it working and 
posted the dmesg last year:

iX Systems also builds appliances for FreeNAS (which I am sure can 
easily run other BSD's if you desire):

I was going to purchase a Mini when I was doing a similar exercise for 
my office, but the price was a bit higher than the homebrew version I 
cobbled together using a USB shoebox, 6 HDD's and a Dell server I got on 


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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