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    Building a FreeNAS for home

    I quite fancy a QNAP for home but it's more money than I want to spend at the moment so I am going to use an older PC and install FreeNAS on it but I need some new fresh hard drives. At the moment I want 2 x 1tb drives. Has anyone see any deals knocking about? I missed out on some WD greens for £38 each last week

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    Whats the difference between the red and green range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    What's the difference between the red and green range?
    Red's are designed specially for NASs. The Green's aren't (and are widely known to be problematic with ZFS).

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    Pixmania would be the the last place on Earth I would buy HDDs from (or for that matter anything). They really are that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Red's are designed specially for NASs. The Green's aren't (and are widely known to be problematic with ZFS).


    Pixmania would be the the last place on Earth I would buy HDDs from (or for that matter anything). They really are that bad.
    Thank you for both bits of info

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    Have you considered NAS4Free rather than FreeNAS? I tried FreeNAS and found it a bit unintuitive. Switched to NAS4Free due to some other issues I had and found it much more sensible to my mind - its what I'm running now at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meldrew View Post
    Have you considered NAS4Free rather than FreeNAS? I tried FreeNAS and found it a bit unintuitive. Switched to NAS4Free due to some other issues I had and found it much more sensible to my mind - its what I'm running now at home.

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    No I had not, but not for any reason other than I had not seen it. I will look into it more, thank you.

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    Open Filer - http://www.openfiler.com/

    UnRaid - http://lime-technology.com/

    Not sure what they are like but maybe worth a looking as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Red's are designed specially for NASs. The Green's aren't (and are widely known to be problematic with ZFS).


    Pixmania would be the the last place on Earth I would buy HDDs from (or for that matter anything). They really are that bad.
    Amen to that. First and last time I bought a hard drive from them, they sent it with a European power adapter and bouncing loose inside a box four or five times bigger than it needed to be. All the way from France too. No packaging, padding or anything to protect it. Never again.



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