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Just moved my NAS to an Enthoo Pro

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StevenAlleyn 1 month ago

From this old Acer mid-tower. My hard drives are running 10°C cooler. It's crazy what a difference it made. Really happy with it!

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DarkStarCrashes 2 points 1 month ago

tell me about your nas setup, im interested in building one as well with some older computer parts (if thats an advisable thing to do)

StevenAlleyn submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I’m using an embedded AMD motherboard I got on Newegg for CAD$75, plus 6GB of CAS9 DDR3 I had lying around. Storage is 3x 2 TB HDDs in RAID5 I got on Amazon (also about $75 each) & boot drive is a 60gb Silicon power SSD I picked up for $29.

The NAS is running Open Media Vault because I started out with only 4GB of RAM & it's much lighter on system resources than FreeNAS - it's actually really easy to use & has a bunch of really easy to use 3rd party plugins.

StevenAlleyn submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I didn't mention the board model - A68N-5600

DarkStarCrashes 1 point 1 month ago

nice, yeah the system I'd be doing would be running only 4gb of ram as well. I'll look into open media vault. I got an old AMD system thats just sitting around. I thought I might donate/recycle it but if I could turn it into a nas then that might be the better way to go.

StevenAlleyn submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Oh cool! Good luck :) I've been really happy with my setup. Moving soon & it'll be connected by ethernet into my computers after that & it'll be running even better than the wifi setup we have right now.