Building a home made NAS

This is the first part of a few posts on my experience on building a home NAS. This has been on my mind for a while but it should be noted that I am planning to run slightly more things with this than just your typical NAS, hence why I am not going for an ATOM. I will most likely be running logstash along with observium and other web related things onto it. I am dying to put that to use.

Now onto the hardware:

  • Intel Core i5-3450S 2.80GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (65W)
  • Lian Li PC-Q25B Mini-ITX Cube – Black
  • Asus P8H77-I Intel H77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 MiniITX Motherboard
  • Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C10 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
  • Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooler
  • Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
  • Nexus NX-5000 R3 530W Real Silent 80+

Now dying to get the hardware. First stop will be to install FreeBSD with ZFS, then I will be comparing this with CentOS 6 and ZFS. Have a few spare drives and one SSD, that should get me going for a while 🙂

2 thoughts on “Building a home made NAS

  1. Nice. I assembled mine this week, it was able to take FreeBSD 9.1 fairly nicely though at the moment, I have it running CentOS 6.3

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