Free NAS - Chassis + Controller Recommendations

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by arri650, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. arri650

    arri650 n00b

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    Looking to replace my 7 year old 4-bay Synology NAS. I'd like to use the opportunity to explore and learn Free NAS along with Plex. I Currently have a Fractal Node 804 which is in use as a gaming box, but interested in other chassis that aren't rack-based and have external hot-swap bays. Also asking in advance for Mid-range raid controller, as I might need one.

    Regarding the chassis, I did a bunch of googling and haven' really been finding what I'm looking for. I'm assuming there might be some indie/custom case manufactures I'm not finding that may be right.

    Shortlist:

    -- Discreet / well designed - It will sit in my living room, no space to hide it.
    -- Space for at least 8 3.5" drives, hot swappable if possible.
    -- Size Micro ATX or ATX or E-ATX is ok!
    -- I'll be eventually I'll be starting with 4x 12tb or 14tb drives.

    Any reccs appreciated, thanks in Advance! If I should check another thread for info, please send it over too!