Low cost NAS

    • Low cost NAS

      I'm a little bit afraid posting my NAS Hardware after reading about 32GB RAM, Double RAID5 Systems and stuff like this... ;)

      BUT...as it started as a "reactivate old Hardware/give it a try" project I'm now glad that it worked so simple, easy and cheap :D

      I got an old Asus Pundit R 350 from a customer and thought what to do with it. So I looked into my "old stuff boxes" and "upgraded" it with a P4 2,8GHz HT CPU and 1GB RAM.
      As the Pundit has only a single IDE Port I bought a SATA-PCI-Controller for storage and for the system a 8GB-CF-Card and a CF-IDE-Adapter.

      After the testing phase I will replace the 640GB HDD and put 2 1TB HDD's RAID1 into it.

      So I got a cost and energy efficient NAS that fit my needs (and only runs when I'm awake). :D

      Big THANKS to OMV :!: :!: :!:
      CPU Intel i5 2500K
      16GB RAM
      256GB SSD
      7 x 1TB HDD RAID6
      OMV 4.1.23-1
      OMV-Extras 3.4.32
    • Re: Low cost NAS

      "KM0201" wrote:

      Not bad...

      What's the lifespan on writes for a CF card?


      Up to 2 Million... hopefully ;)

      You'll probably have issues with the CF. Hopefully you have an old ide drive laying about. Don't worry about hardware and we like pics. I'll try to post my miniOMV when I get a chance.


      When PYload is up and running I'll make an image of the CF onto a IDE-HDD only if Transcend has another idea of "lifetime-guarantee" ;) Pics will follow...

      By the way, is there any "easy"-way of backing-up the systemdrive in a cron-job?
      CPU Intel i5 2500K
      16GB RAM
      256GB SSD
      7 x 1TB HDD RAID6
      OMV 4.1.23-1
      OMV-Extras 3.4.32