skodik

First home made NAS

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Hi all, 

 

I would like to build my first NAS, but I want to build it myself. When I came across Xpenelogy I was thrilled so I decided to make a list of items.

My expectations from build:

- backup of computers at home

- backup of photos from phones

- storage of data that are not needed on computers

- media server

 

My setup: 

Board: 

ASUS PRIME H310I-PLUS R2.0

Processor:

Intel Pentium G5420

RAM:

Patriot Viper Elite gray 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2666

Disks:

2xSeagate IronWolf 6TB, in future there will be more

Boot, system:

TRANSCEND MTE510T 128GB - since the board has M.2 I would like to use SSD as system partition. 

 

Did you guys see any possible issues with my build? Do you think it is possible to use M.2 as boot destination? What release of Xpenology would you reccomend? 

 

Thank you all  :)

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1 hour ago, skodik said:

ASUS PRIME H310I-PLUS R2.0

 

only 4 sata ports and just one pcie slot, on long term you can only have more sata ports OR 10G network

i'd suggest a flex atx board, more pcie extensions, also a board with 6 sata does nor hurt

i use a gigabyte b360m hd3, in term of depth just 1/2 inch deeper then mini-itx, just wider because of more slots

 

1 hour ago, skodik said:

Intel Pentium G5420

consider a "T" type cpu, max 35W, if the system is on most of the time that saves heat (=noise) and on long term money on the bill for electricity

 

1 hour ago, skodik said:

Boot, system:

TRANSCEND MTE510T 128GB - since the board has M.2 I would like to use SSD as system partition. 

 

Did you guys see any possible issues with my build? Do you think it is possible to use M.2 as boot destination?

 

 M.2 is not general supported with xpenology and xpenology/synology only uses usb as loader for the kernel and the system is on all disks as raid1 partition, there is not just one fast boot device like a normal linux/windows (also the system i small, the partition on every disk is just 2GB)

 

1 hour ago, skodik said:

What release of Xpenology would you reccomend? 

918+ for newer hardware, especially when you want to use hardware transcoding

 

Edited by IG-88

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Thanks for the fast response :) 

 

You are right about that processor and its power consumption, do you have any tips which to use? 

 

I have to check the size of board, because I want to fit everything inside Fractal Design Node 304 which is for mini-ITX.  

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Did you ever end up building this system? If you did how well does it work? I'm having issues and have a asus h310m-c

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5 hours ago, merve04 said:

Did you ever end up building this system? If you did how well does it work? I'm having issues and have a asus h310m-c

Hi, yes I've build that system but with different board and more RAM. At the end I had some issues with xpenology installation so I switched to FreeNas and  Iam quite happy with it :) 

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