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Forum: DIY 01-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,171
Posted By 00Roush
Glad you checked out NAS4Free. If you didn't know...

Glad you checked out NAS4Free. If you didn't know NAS4Free is the continuation of the original FreeNAS project after the name was bought by iX Systems.

I haven't really checked out HAST that...
Forum: DIY 12-30-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,171
Posted By 00Roush
Well first question is do you want/need hotswap? ...

Well first question is do you want/need hotswap?

First thing that comes to my mind is possibly the HP MicroServer. The new Gen8 versions are hotswap but only support 4 drives. Sounds like they...
Forum: DIY 12-27-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By 00Roush
Glad to hear you got the gigabit NIC. I think a...

Glad to hear you got the gigabit NIC. I think a gigabit switch will probably give you a bit higher speeds. To help with performance you can also change SAMBA settings... disable store DOS...
Forum: DIY 12-17-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By 00Roush
Very good points about higher loads and...

Very good points about higher loads and resilvering. Wonder what will happen to this little test box I have if I hammer on it for a day or two... then pull a drive and do a resilver?

My...
Forum: DIY 12-16-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By 00Roush
I respectfully disagree about the memory...

I respectfully disagree about the memory requirements for ZFS. For home use where there is not that much random IO the memory requirements are not that high. For higher loaded setups I would agree...
Forum: DIY 12-13-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By 00Roush
Your welcome. Let us know how it goes. ...

Your welcome. Let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
00Roush
Forum: DIY 12-12-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By 00Roush
SATA drives in my tests were connected to the...

SATA drives in my tests were connected to the SATA ports on the motherboard.

The NIC is the same one I tested with. Intel PRO/1000 MT PCI. Free if you want to pay shipping. (like $5 for USPS...
Forum: DIY 12-11-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By 00Roush
Hello there! I personally think NAS4Free is a...

Hello there! I personally think NAS4Free is a great idea. I have found it provides good performance, uses fairly low resources, and is one of the easiest free NAS OSes to use.

SATA controller...
Forum: DIY 12-07-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,021
Posted By 00Roush
From what I have seen the FreeNAS forums can get...

From what I have seen the FreeNAS forums can get pretty opinionated. Especially about hardware requirements. ECC topic seems to always get folks stirred up. My opinion is it all depends on how...
Forum: DIY 12-07-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,695
Posted By 00Roush
Just figured I would chime in and mention...

Just figured I would chime in and mention NAS4Free as an OS. It actually is the forked version of original FreeNAS. In my testing I have found it provides better performance out of the box and in...
Forum: DIY 12-07-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,509
Posted By 00Roush
I have several Intel Dual NICs that I am using in...

I have several Intel Dual NICs that I am using in desktop boards. In total I have 3 cards, 2 are HP NC360T's and one is an actual Intel branded card. All of them work just fine. My main file...
Forum: DIY 10-14-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,709
Posted By 00Roush
I got WHS 2011 setup in a VM and was able to...

I got WHS 2011 setup in a VM and was able to format a 2.6TB volume and then was able to use it in the WHS dashboard without any issues. My understanding is if you use the WHS dashboard interface to...
Forum: DIY 10-14-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,709
Posted By 00Roush
I am pretty sure once you format your 12TB volume...

I am pretty sure once you format your 12TB volume WHS 2011 won't break it apart. I believe it will just warn you that you will not be able to backup the volume using the backup features that are...
Forum: DIY 10-12-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,709
Posted By 00Roush
Fyi WHS 2011 is basically Server 2008 R2 except...

Fyi WHS 2011 is basically Server 2008 R2 except it has stripped down functions and the WHS front end added. Almost the same as how the original WHS was basically a stripped down Server 2003. You can...
Forum: DIY 10-11-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,709
Posted By 00Roush
Off the top of my head I wondered if this was...

Off the top of my head I wondered if this was related to MBR partitions vs GPT partitions. I think MBR partitions are limited to 2TB. Also I think WHS has a maximum backup size of 2TB. With that...
Forum: DIY 09-25-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By 00Roush
If you happen to have a Western Digital drive you...

If you happen to have a Western Digital drive you can use the WD edition of Acronis True Image for free. From my experience this works with any WD drive old, new, directly connected, or USB. I have...
Forum: DIY 09-16-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By 00Roush
There might be some tweaks...

There might be some tweaks (http://www.speedguide.net/articles/windows-7-vista-2008-tweaks-2574) to reduce the network latency but it might only help a little or make things worse. The recommended...
Forum: NAS Article Discussions 04-15-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,696
Posted By 00Roush
Expanding your amount of disks later really...

Expanding your amount of disks later really depends on the OS your choose to use. What is the amount of storage you are looking for? Do you need all 12 disks to be one large disk? How important is...
Forum: Switches, NICs and cabling 04-15-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,876
Posted By 00Roush
Not a bad deal for a switch that works and it...

Not a bad deal for a switch that works and it looks like it has a lifetime warranty from Netgear.

Typically the recommendation is to upgrade to a gigabit switch whenever it makes sense. The...
Forum: Switches, NICs and cabling 04-09-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,598
Posted By 00Roush
I haven't specifically dealt with benchmarking...

I haven't specifically dealt with benchmarking any actual 10GbE devices but have found iperf to work fairly good for testing raw network throughput. To see how well it could work at 10GbE speeds I...
Forum: DIY 04-05-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,758
Posted By 00Roush
Do you know the read/write speed of the drive in...

Do you know the read/write speed of the drive in your Dell laptop? Could you run Crystal disk mark on the disk in your laptop? This would be the first place I would look for a bottleneck. Next...
Forum: DIY 04-05-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,405
Posted By 00Roush
So what is your current power usage? It...

So what is your current power usage? It shouldn't be too bad. I have a server here at home with a Xeon E3-1230, 8 GB RAM, Supermicro MB, Intel PRO 1000 PT Dual port NIC, and a 500W power supply...
Forum: DIY 03-09-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,943
Posted By 00Roush
Typically I would test iperf with a larger window...

Typically I would test iperf with a larger window size. I usually use iperf -c 192.168.0.2 -w 64k -r.

Also most recent Linux/Unix/Freebsd OSes can auto-tune their network settings so I am not...
Forum: General NAS Discussion 03-09-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,968
Posted By 00Roush
Not a bad idea to have dual NICs if you are...

Not a bad idea to have dual NICs if you are planning on having lots of network traffic. Hard part might be how to share only certain things over a specific NIC. Pretty sure you can do it with VLANs...
Forum: DIY 11-11-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,487
Posted By 00Roush
Fairly sure it would work the same as the older...

Fairly sure it would work the same as the older 890GX/SB850 setups.

When doing raid you would first need to change the BIOS settings to RAID instead of ACHI or IDE. Make sure you have the RAID...
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