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20tb for less than a grand – part 02

Last time on The Marduk Report, we took a look at the parts that would go into building a great NAS for less than a grand.

In this second part, we go in depth with setting up the OS, getting the system ready for files along with sharing them, and talk about what was learned from this experience and where it will move to next.

This is a long video, so buckle up.


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20tb for less than a grand – Nas4free build part 01

So we all know that the best weapon against disaster is preparedness. You can take a lot of the sting out of  a disaster if you’re already expecting it and have taken necessary steps to mitigate the damage.

Data backups and storage can be seen in much the same way.  As much as I wish it was true, HDDs don’t last forever. So to prepare for that time when our drives die, you should be backing up your data. And not just to a single drive you were using five years ago and just found at the bottom of your junk drawer, but using the 321 rule at the very least. If you don’t know what that is, there’s an explanation in the video below.

This video is the first in a two part build log of NAS (network attached storage) where we take a look at the components needed to build one and then do the build itself.  It’s pretty incredible the amount of storage one can fit in such a small footprint.

Putting together a build like this is actually fairly simple as CPU performance doesn’t need blisteringly fast parts to do a great job.

What do you think? Would you consider this build for a NAS or do you have something else that you think would work just a little better for a little less? Let me know! And make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE for more videos!