Hey guys, Welcome to my little corner of the forum. I plan on using this thread to share my projects, thoughts, ideas, etc. Anything I think someone might be interested in.
To get us started I’ve recently begun a NAS project.
This is “MiniNAS”, a Synology ds216j. For a few years now it has faithfully served my file serving needs. Here she is naked.
Those drives you see there are a couple of WD 8tb drives shucked from their easystore prison. A damn good deal for $130 IMO. Before I only had a 4tb HGST and toshiba in there and it was starting to get a little cramped.
so what, you swapped the drives in your nas? big deal
Well, now that I have the extra 4tb drives (I have one in my desktop that I use for games) I can start thinking about actually having a backup of my data somewhere.
Enter the project… I dont have a name for it yet, got any ideas?
So a total of 4x4tb drives
16GB DDR3 1600
Are you picking up what I’m putting down?
I’ve never really done anything with freenas and only have a very basic understanding of it. I hope to eventually migrate all my data to a 4 drive raidz2 setup and use the synology as a backup of it, perhaps offsite.
As the build progresses I will try to detail my trials and tribulations. Thoughts, questions, concerns welcome.
EDIT0: Freenas wouldnt even install to those 8gb drives and come to find out, you actually want 16gb drives. Never even knew.
EDIT1: That rosewill drive cage thing is junk, spend more on a better cage.
EDIT2: FreeNAS and Synology dont like playing nice
To better organize for the newcomers to the thread, Heres an index of interesting parts of the thread so far:
More to come, stay tuned
- DIY Solar setup
- Civic front bumper replacement
- Raised garden bed
- VW front fender stickerbomb