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  • Minimum Hardware Requirements

    changsaw - - My NAS Build

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    Does it matter that I install OMV on an SSD versus an HDD? what's the tradeoff? Will there be a noticeable performance difference? thanks.

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements

    changsaw - - My NAS Build

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    Thanks, what low cost SSD would you recommend for the OMV OS? I understand that the OS is not very big, but needs a dedicated HD. I would like to avoid purchasing a $50 32 or 64gb SSD if I could.

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements

    changsaw - - My NAS Build

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    Thanks. I see that for the WD and Seagate NAS drives, they say 1-5 bay NAS systems. Am I really limited to using 5 in an array for their entry level NAS drives? If so, why? is this HW or SW related? thanks.

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements

    changsaw - - My NAS Build

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    Question on hardware choices: Motherboard - I'm looking at Asus Mobos and was targeting their boards with business chipsets (Q87, B85) versus the consumer boards. Any considerations between the two categories - business/consumer? I am also targeting an Intel onboard NIC versus Realtek. Any recommendations on that as well? Harddrives - Are NAS specific drives recommended, for example, WD Reds versus Greens? for the OS, is a USB stick sufficient or is it recommended that I shell out for a smaller …

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements

    changsaw - - My NAS Build

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    I will look into this, thank you.

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements

    changsaw - - My NAS Build

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    Software RAID it is. Do you have a recommendation for regular backups? I thought of a cloud backup service, but I think I can get buy with cycling through a couple of external Harddrives...rotate then put one in a fireproof safe.

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements

    changsaw - - My NAS Build

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    Ok, thanks a lot for the clarification and advice. Quick question on software RAID versus hw RAID. I've read consistently that HW RAID is more reliable and better than SW RAID. That said, any concerns I need to take into account before just using SW RAID in OMV? I would prefer to avoid having to purchase a separate RAID controller. The main purpose for the NAS is to host our family photos and videos and to be able to access/stream to multiple locations. I want to have redundancy and I'm looking …

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements

    changsaw - - My NAS Build

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    I'm looking to build my first NAS and have been researching OMV and FreeNas. I see that the forum posts on FreeNas recommend server grade hardware which can drive the cost of a rig higher than I was expecting. How come it appears that the specs for a machine to run OMV are not as high? Can someone help with the minimum requirements and help explain the pros/cons and tradeoffs of using what is recommended for minimum specs for FreeNas versus lower spec'd components of a workstation or Consumer PC…