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    Will install FreeNas on my HDD, possible?

    Plan to build my home Nas based on FreeNas. But I found, for many reasons, I'd better install FreeNas to a hard drive instead of running FreeNAS from a USB key as intended. Is it possible and how? :confused: Thank you for your thoughts and inputs.
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    How do you know if your NAS is hot-swappable?

    A friend of mine just suggested that I should buy a Lian Li PC-Q25 ITX PC Case that he said it must be good for my new nas and it's hot-swappable. I really don't know if a home Freenas/ Free4nas would benefit from "hot-swappable" and, if possilbe, what kind of mITX mobo should I buy? Or any...
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    When you buy a SSD, which factor you should consider first?

    Recently, when SSD drives turn cheaper, people are changing their minds and decide to buy more SSD drives for their PCs. So, if you're on the fence to buy a new SSD drive, which one should you think about first (please don't mention the price - just talk about technology)? Brandname? MLC or...
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    What is your max speed between NAS and PCs?

    Looked around but couldn't see it stated. Sorry if it reposts. I was told setting the Jumbo Frame will improve the performance speed between NAS and PCs. Well, I tried it last night and failed miserably! I enabled Jumbo Frame and set it to 9000 on my Synology NAS, then I went into my Intel...
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    What is the BEST OS for home media server?

    Need to be clear from beggining. Do not discuss about Unix, Linux OS alike Do not discuss about the price Just focus on tech issues. :D So, what is the BEST OS for home media server now? Windows 7, 8, Windows Home server, Windows server 2012 essentials or windows server 2012. And why...
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    Should media/storage server run 24/7 or just turn it on when needed.

    Just built a media/ storage server with 30+ drives. I'm really not so sure if I should let it run 24/7. I (and my family members) usually access to the server on weekends to enjoy movies, TV shows, pictures, ... As for weekdays, just once in awhile because we have no time after work. Beside the...
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    "Pre-clear" in Flexraid/ Snapraid

    My server is sitting on Windows OS and I know unRaid has a very useful tool to check/ detect defects of new/ used HDDs. It's Pre-clear. I'm curious if Flexraid/ SnapRaid also has the same tool or I have to use traditional HD Tune Pro to check my HDDs before I add to them to the array? Thank...
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    FlexRaid vs. SnapRaid, yes seriously...

    Did search around the forum and found this one, but it's too old. Time flies fast and things have been changed and I think both FlexRaid and SnapRaid become more mature now. In the events more and more people are planning and building their own media servers at home, I think it's good time to...
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    SnapRaid Question, please help...

    I know some of you guys here now running SnapRaid on your home servers. Hope you know it. :D One of the best feature that I love Flexraid is the ability to span DRU (data) drive. It allows a user to assemble several drives to make 1 DRU especially when your system is made of drives of very...
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