Linked by Rohan Pearce on Wed 8th Jun 2011 21:27 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "FreeNAS is an open source operating system based on FreeBSD and, as its name implies, designed for networked storage. The project recently celebrated the release of FreeNAS 8, which racked up some 43,000 downloads in the first 48 hours after its release. I caught up with Josh Paetzel, director of IT at iXsystems and project manager for FreeNAS 8, to talk about the current state of the OS, what lies ahead for it, and the relationship to FreeNAS 0.7."
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RE: Comment by Fergy
by Laurence on Thu 9th Jun 2011 11:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
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It would be nice to build your own NAS with freenas but it always seems to come done to normal PC hardware which uses a lot more power than a prebuilt NAS. Can anybody recommend hardware that comes close to the power usage of a NAS?

In all honesty, if you want to make use of ZFS then you're looking at a minimum spec of x86_64 CPU + 2GB RAM.

If low powered is essential, then you really need to be looking at something like Debian running on ARM.

Edited 2011-06-09 11:56 UTC

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