Tim Judd writes: > On 7/19/09, Aleksandr Miroslav <alexmiros...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Aleksandr Miroslav > > <alexmiros...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> What kind of RAID chassis, computer system should I get for this setup? > >> Would a soekris be sufficient, or is that overkill? > > > > Or should I just buy a barebones headless desktop PC (Dell has them > > cheap now for $241) for this task? > > I don't like OEMs. I would rather build my own. > > Recently well-reviewed Via ARTiGO A2000 is a 2 SATA drive enclosure. > You can install anything you want in it. I don't think it has onboard > raid, but a software raid (in a lightly loaded NAS) should work pretty > well > > Let me know what you choose.
I have an A2000 running -STABLE and another running a slightly hacked version of FreeNAS. All of my FreeNAS support hacks (and then some) have been merged into the image available at: http://www.logicsupply.com/blog/2009/05/11/custom-a2000-freenas-image/ I don't have any connection with them except as a happy camper/customer. You'd need to hang the third drive off the USB connection, so it wouldn't be a screamer, but it should work well. Both systems are running the 1TB Western Digital green drives. Otherwise they're plug and play. g. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"