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Old 05-21-2014, 01:33 PM
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Finally I got sometime to play with freenas. I installed freenas on an old computer and I am playing with it now. I like it so far. Perhaps, toward end of August I'll build a new one. A reasonable one would cost close to $2000 including HDs.
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I looked into FreeNAS, but if I am going to run ZFS I'd want to get server grade hardware, ECC RAM, etc. I also don't like that with ZFS I can't pull a disk out of the array and read it elsewhere.

I got new hardware a couple weeks ago (Core i5 4570, Gigabyte Z97 mobo, 8GB RAM, Intel SSD, should have gone with 16GB of RAM given what I want to do with this), haven't had time to setup an OS on it yet. I'm going to try running ESXi and then a Windows and a Linux VM. Might just revert to a barebones Linux install with Windows in a VM if it gets to messy.
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You guys must have a LOT of porn to need storage like that.
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I have a HTPC with one 4.0TB Drive. I should probably have a backup plan in case it fails...
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serious question. what do you guys have stored that takes up so many TB of data and needs $thousands in hardware?
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movies, TV, music
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not $thousands in hardware though. My new box was about $500
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Well for one thing its fun to do.

I have kids so no p0rn for me.
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Well for one thing its fun to do.

I have kids so no p0rn for me.
Same here. TV and movies on mine. I've got 6TB. Half is stuff, half is backup of stuff.
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I looked into FreeNAS, but if I am going to run ZFS I'd want to get server grade hardware, ECC RAM, etc. I also don't like that with ZFS I can't pull a disk out of the array and read it elsewhere.

I got new hardware a couple weeks ago (Core i5 4570, Gigabyte Z97 mobo, 8GB RAM, Intel SSD, should have gone with 16GB of RAM given what I want to do with this), haven't had time to setup an OS on it yet. I'm going to try running ESXi and then a Windows and a Linux VM. Might just revert to a barebones Linux install with Windows in a VM if it gets to messy.
this is a requirement for you? What kind RAID would let you do this?
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