Posts by turziko

    My goal is also to use my existing 2.5" disks and not to lose data if one or two of them fail. I'm sure the result still can be relatively compact, quiet and low power, especialy since most of the time it will be idling.

    Nefertiti, your first links leads to a 404 page…

    But your setup seems rather simple and elegant. Is there any other ARM board that can take PCI cards?

    If I foresee getting two more 2.5 disks in the future, I just get a PCI SATA card with more connectors, right?

    Are there any drawbacks for the setup Nefertiti uses?


    I have four 2,5" SATA disks (500GB-1TB) and would like to make a small NAS out of them. What kind of hardware would you suggest for that? I would only use it to store my files, no other functions needed. I can do withouth Wifi, Ethernet is enough for me. Speed is unimportant, I just need my NAS to be compact, quiet and low power.

    I guess ARM would be more suitable for such task than x86, right?

    Has anyone found cheap Denverton motherboards? The processors itself are quite inexpensive (starting from $27) so I thought they could be useful for a lowend NAS, but no many motherboards with them so far.

    Found only but these are expensive, starting from 250 EUR. And I don't need 4 x 1GbE anyway, however 8 x SATA3 would be useful.

    Is it because these chips were released only a month ago? Or are they targeted only for high end? I don't know much about Intel product lines.

    I have a backup server (an R-PI with a 4TB usb drive) that duplicates my 24x7 main server once a week

    Fine if your backup fits on one disk.

    I don't have a NAS yet. I'm planning to build one and appear as ~15 GB single volume on my computer when connected. Can't do that without RAID or ZFS/BTRFS to merge several HD into one logical one.

    Looks like ZFS has at least as much oportunities to fail as RAID if not more. This is what I read on FreeNAS forum about ZFS:

    So ZFS seems very prone to failure if you don't spend thousands of $$$ on hardware, tens of GB of ECC RAM etc. And very inflexible.

    Is there a system designed where for example if I choose 25% redundancy and have 4 HDs, if any one fails, I lose no data? If 2 fail, I still can recover 66% of my data. If 3 fail, I can recover 33% of the data. Neither RAID nor ZFS/BTRFS can provide that to my knowledge, the fails result in catastrophic loss of all data. It shouldn't be like this, should it?

    It appears that there is no solution that would allow me in case of failure plug the still undamaged disks into my computer one by one and recover what is still recoverable, be it RAID, ZFS or BTRFS.

    To put it more precisely — are there any plans to use Debian 9 for OMV 3 in the future? From the replies here looks like OMV 3 will remain on Debian 8 forever, right?


    I'm trying to build very-low-budget NAS (purely for backup / storage, no transcoding or anything like that). Seems that Q1900-ITX is the best bang for the buck available at the moment? Reasonable performance, CPU included, 70 EUR/USD, 4 SATA ports, low power. (Have some SO-DIMMs laying around as well, nice that I can reuse them.)

    Is there any motherboard with much better performance, more SATA slots or lower power available for <100 EUR/USD? (Or maybe not now but in near future.) From my research it seems there is none, or have I missed any?

    Thanks in advance!