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Aspire XC-105 A3800NL

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Hello there

I found an old Acer pc on my attic and want to try to build a Freenas station.
The reason for this, i just want to freely acces my downloads and pictures on one hard disk in my house.

This unit currently has the following:
1x AMD Daft3l-Kelia 12088-1 48.3KN02.011 Motherboard
Videochip, Radeon HD8240
2x memory slot for ddr3 up to 8gb


1x AMD E1-2500 processor
Clock Rate1400 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesDDR3L-1333
64 Bit64 Bit support


1x 4gb pc3l 12800u
(I will buy a 2nd one to go to 8gb)

1x 220 WATT Liteon powersupply

Hard disks:

I want to buy 1x 3/6tb WD red.
Currently it has a seagate barracuda 500dm002, 500gb 7200rpm.


Now as a starter for a self build nas, is this enough to go with freenas software?

If its capable enough i also want to try to stream 4k towards my 65" samsung smart tv.

For the rest its just the pictures allocation (currently on multiple phones and hard disks, its a mess)


Thanks!
 

sretalla

FreeNAS Expert
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If you use Plex or Nextcloud to get to your desired functionality, you'll probably be pushing it with only 8GB, but it will probably work.

If you're streaming (not transcoding) there should be no issue with the server performance for Plex.

You need to understand that your setup is not ideal for reliability and long-term growth and performance.
 
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Well somehow i ended up with a "Operation not permitted" during install.
Tried to google and somebody came up with gmirror. Didnt work though.
 

PhiloEpisteme

FreeNAS Guru
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I want to buy 1x 3/6tb WD red.
If you are going to use a single drive to store your data I don't think FreeNAS is really giving you much benefit. The benefit of FreeNAS is the redundancy and data integrity features which requires some level of parity which a single-disk system cannot provide.
(I will buy a 2nd one to go to 8gb)
This would be the bare minimum amount of ram. You may be happier getting an 8GByte stick to go to 12GBytes total.
 
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If you are going to use a single drive to store your data I don't think FreeNAS is really giving you much benefit. The benefit of FreeNAS is the redundancy and data integrity features which requires some level of parity which a single-disk system cannot provide.

This would be the bare minimum amount of ram. You may be happier getting an 8GByte stick to go to 12GBytes total.

What would you recommend for me then?
 

PhiloEpisteme

FreeNAS Guru
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if you literally just want LAN access to your data and running Plex without transcoding etc and you're not looking for a ton of partity/redundancy you may have luck with an off-the-shelf option such as Synology.

I love FreeNAS, don't get me wrong. It just requires a certain amount of work etc and unless you're really into building machines and maintaining the system or you are really interested in the data integrity features you may find that it isn't what you want long-term. I love building machines and maintaining them and I was interested in keeping my data safe so FreeNAS was a perfect fit for me on both counts.

You could also look into adding 2 new drives in there to give you a mirror vdev to back your pool. This will give you some parity and the benefits of FreeNAS.

Whatever route you take do keep in mind that no amount of parity is a replacement for a backup of your data. Data you cannot lose should have a copy off-box and preferably off-site.
 
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