Tag Archives: NAS

Homelab 2015.3

[This is a snapshot of the Hardware Page above, taken on March 7th, 2014. The hardware page above is a live document, where this post will remain static.] This is my home lab. It is something I have been developing, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts and feelings on data storage implementations after four years of immersion.

This post is a commentary on my experiences so far with data storage and networking in a power-user-home-environment. With the intended audience being a person who is considering how to store their data.

With bit rot being something I’ve personally experienced long ago and lost data to, I couldn’t imagine storing my data on anything but ZFS from now on. Getting the correct software and hardware configuration just right for your use and needs is tough. I hope this post can illuminate your way if you are still trying to achieve data storage nirvana. Continue reading

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NAS v3

This is the 3rd revision of my home server setup. I’ve sold or am in the process of selling the remainder of every part from version 2.x. The only thing that remains is the data that’s been transferred to the … Continue reading

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40TB NAS for under $3,000.

As a previous post stated, I have ran out of space on my 5.4TB NAS. New parts were ordered through Newegg.com and were in transit as this post was first being drafted. A 6TB rented external hard drive was used to backup … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the NAS

Turns out I didn’t build a large enough NAS system. As you can see there is roughly half a terabyte left. A few years ago that would be a ton of space but, as of late that isn’t much. This … Continue reading

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Data verification after building a RAID 5 array using FreeNAS

A few weeks ago one of my many 300GB hard drives crapped out. The drive didn’t have any important data on it but I still attempted a recovery for the sake of exercise. Well it proved to be difficult and … Continue reading

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