|Grabowy, Chris on 17 Jun 2013 15:00:46 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] EXTERNAL: FreeNAS vs. Debian for my simple home NAS|
I had posted on this forum for some ideas about a problem I had. Basically I have a couple XBMC clients with SAMBA connections to a Windows “File Server”. They would connect to the file server about 30% of the time. I kept playing with the configuration but I could never figure out the problem.
Some suggestions were just like what you did, but I am new to Linux sysadmin, and my time at home is limited so I used NAS4Free. Installation/configuration was easy and quick. About a year later I cannot recall any one of the XBMC clients having any issues with connecting to NAS4Free. My configuration is very simple; no RAID. A mix of internal and external drives.
The price of drives is steadily falling, so I may pony up for a stack of 2T/3T drives in a proper RAID configuration.
The only “weakness” in my configuration is that some of the drives are NTFS. One of these days when I have time then I will fix that. Probably when the drive crashes…
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Adam Zion
OK, so I've got my roll-your-own NAS up and running like so:
Ain't pretty, and uses a lot more W of electricity than the Raspberry Pi-based NAS would have, but it works.
My question is: would there be any advantage to using FreeNAS (or NAS4Free) on this device vs. remaining w/Crunchbang?
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