tabor Posted May 28, 2009 Share Posted May 28, 2009 I'm looking to purchase a stand-alone NAS server for my home network. I know the DIY NAS server with FreeNAS, but I need something with much lower power consumption, so no need for video card and unnecessary hardware. Here are some things I will need from the NAS: 1. RAID 0/1/5 striping 2. 4 drive bays 3. Support for 1TB or 1.5TB drives per bay, so max capacity is about 3TB to 4.5TB for a single shared drive 4. Warning/Error notifications: ie. a drive has failed 5. Low power consumption and noise (fans?) 6. Powers down when inactive for a set amount of time 7. Decent GUI web interface for configurations Not needed, but pluses to have: 8. Video Media server- for PS3 9. iTunes Server If all else fails, is there a guide somewhere on the web, that can guide you to building a home NAS with minimal hardware requirements? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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