Hi Guys,

I just wanted to mention that George's changes should be incorporated into the official FreeNAS build of 0.7 (it's RC1 right now) when it comes out, so using our custom image should only be a temporary thing should you choose to go the A2000 route.

David Davis
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George Hartzell wrote:
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:


I don't have any connection with them except as a happy

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.

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