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#41 Mac Dude

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:53 PM

Now that I've had a think about it, I've upgraded my NAS more often than my PC in the past 10 years.

The main reason for this is that the earlier NAS's have limited support for large capacity drives, so I've needed to upgrade.

Use a regular PC and pop FreeNAS onto it.
ZFS can upgrade your storage pool in place and grow the volumes as you replace drives with bigger capacity ones


Only if the firmware supports it :)

My last NAS was indeed a FreeNAS box running NFS.
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Posted 12 December 2016 - 07:57 PM

i got sick of the fan cycling in my qnap nas (ts212p) - so i pulled it apart and replaced the heatsink with a copper one that was twice as heavy and a few millimetres bigger in length and breadth, and 3mm taller

 

fitted with millimetres to spare, and has been much quieter (and cooler) since

 

why do they skimp on a sodding passive cooler ?


ummmmmmmmmmm............





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