On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:57 AM, Tiernan OToole <lsmart...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Good morning all.
> My home NAS died over the weekend, and it leaves me with a lot of spare
> drives (5 2Tb and 3 1Tb disks). I have a Dell Poweredge 2900 Server sitting
> in the house, which has not been doing much over the last while (bought it
> a few years back with the intent of using it as a storage box, since it has
> 8 Hot Swap drive bays) and i am now looking at building the NAS using ZFS...
> But, now i am confused as to what OS to use... OpenIndiana? Nexenta?
> FreeNAS/FreeBSD?
> I need something that will allow me to share files over SMB (3 if
> possible), NFS, AFP (for Time Machine) and iSCSI. Ideally, i would like
> something i can manage "easily" and something that works with the Dell...
> Any recommendations? Any comparisons to each?
> Thanks.

All of them should provide the basic functionality you're looking for.
 None of them will provide SMB3 (at all) or AFP (without a third party

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