Month: June 2017

JayP NAS 2.0 – A Real Home Server, Part 1: The Hardware

JayP NAS 2.0 – A Real Home Server, Part 1: The Hardware

I’ve been running a homebrewed NAS for a few years now. You can read more about that system here. It’s now running out of storage space and I’m really missing a handful of real server features, so I’m currently in the act of building a new home server. I plan on doing 3 articles here about this whole process. Part 1 will be going over the hardware and will include some pictures of the machine. Part 2 will be explaining the plan for getting that hardware running, such as making sure BIOS/firmware is up to date, stress testing things, why I picked the OS and RAID solution I did, etc. Then Part 3 will be putting it all together: installing the OS, setting up the RAID, copying data from the old to the new system, setting up the software.

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Posted by JP Powers in Home Server, Tech