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07Feb Freenas PCI-e 4 port SATA upgrade revisited

It’s been awhile since I’ve made any changes to my original Freenas build (you can find that here). At 18TB of storage in raidz I still have 4TB left which seems to give me enough of a buffer when deleting and adding new projects to the Freenas box. The old PCI-e 4 port SATA card I’ve […]

05Jun Freenas PCI-e 4 port SATA upgrade to my Video storage solution

All of the work I’ve been doing lately has eaten up a lot of storage space. My 4 by 3TB drive freenas storage solution is down to less than 1TB of space and shirking fast. The motherboard I’m using for my Freenas installation only supports 4 SATA ports, so I started researching a PCI-e upgrade […]

31Oct FreeNas Speed test with new PCI-e 1Gb NIC

Finally had a chance to install the new PCI-e 1Gb Ethernet card and it seems to have dramatically improved read and write speeds to my desktop from the freenas build. Above is a read transfer from the NAS to a local hard drive. As you can see I’m averaging about 43 MB/s on this large file transfer. Considering […]

23Oct Freenas Build, also I’m back from a month of filming.

Just finished a month of traveling to Boston, Atlanta, Orlando, and Kansas City. I’m glad to be home and ready to take a brake from out of town work for a few weeks. Waiting for me when I got home was everything I ordered for the Freenas build. One change I made to the parts list while […]

26Sep First attempt at a DIY FreeNas network storage solution.

After reading everyone’s input (thanks) and doing a few days of eye bleeding research, I’ve decided to give Mike’s Freenas suggestion a try. Since Freenas is linux based, I had to spend some time lurking around forums trying to decide what component options people have had the best luck with. Then I had to figure out which […]