[talk] NAS hardware

Ipsen S Ripsbusker ipsens at ripsbusker.no.eu.org
Mon Mar 18 23:42:15 EDT 2019

Jan Schaumann writes:
> Sounds like a good use case for a small Synology.
> I have a DS218+ with two 4TB drives, nightly backing up my Apple Time
> Capsule as well my VPS remotely via rsync from cron.
> https://www.synology.com/en-global/products/DS218+
> https://twitter.com/jschauma/status/1036654353023725571

Jim Thompson writes:
> There are nano-itx boards with dual M.2 ‘M’ key (PCIe x4, SATA).
> Drives in a 2280 form-factor are available to 1TB.

Is there a particular Synology or Nano-ITX board on which I could easily
run a BSD operating system (or at least any free operating system)?

Since I have such little data, I guess anything will really do, but
I have gotten fed up with dealing with hardware that manufacturers
won't support, so I would rather get something advertised to work with
free software.

For $170 I can get this, which fits two 3.5" disks and is supposed
to work on NetBSD.

And then the next price level up seems to be like $1,000, which would
get me a FreeNAS or a GNU/Linux desktop (without the hard drives).

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