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NAS solutions for almost all needs - AES-Ni, ECC-Memory and energy efficient.

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Self-Build NAS collection with updated guides for all skill levels

Self-Build NAS collection with updated guides for all skill levels Here you can find an overview of all our Self-build NAS guides starting at a small 4-Bay NAS for 221 USD with a maximum transfer speed of 85-105 MB/s.

All of our NAS are easy to setup with a big focus of energy efficiency. We recommend OpenMediaVault and FreeNAS as NAS operation systems.

Both are free and fast. While OpenMediaVault is ideal for simple NAS solutions, FreeNAS offers encryption of your data via AES. You can setup OpenMediaVault to automatically go into standby if no active clients are present in the network.

If in standby, a client is able to wake up the NAS through Wake-On-Lan (WOL). Comp... continue reading

NAS - Expert for up to 6 drives with ECC memory, AES-Ni and IPMI

NAS - Expert for up to 6 drives with ECC memory, AES-Ni and IPMI This guide is for all who place a high value on security. This NAS supports up to 16 GB DDR3 ECC memory for high data integrity.

The Intel Core i3-4160 with AES-Ni does de- and encryption via hardware without losing performance. The ASRock Rack E3C226D2I offers 2 Intel gigabit network interfaces and an additional IPMI 2.0 interface wich allows you to boot the system even if it's in off state.

For that reason a display is not necessary - this is also valid for OS installation that can be performed through the IPMI (webinterface). CPU, mainboard and memory This NAS is packed with a lot of nice features. The mo... continue reading

NAS - Basic is a Mini-ITX NAS Solution with AES-Ni for up to 4 drives

NAS - Basic is a Mini-ITX NAS Solution with AES-Ni for up to 4 drives Our NAS - Basic is the ideal starting solution for everyone who wants a small, energy effiecient and low-priced NAS. The mainboard comes with already installed CPU onboard as well as a passive CPU cooling solution.

So the only thing you have to install is memory. For this reason it is very easy to setup and suitable even for two left-handers. We recommend OpenMediaVault as operation system for the NAS wich is based on Debian Linux and can be managed trough an easy to understand, light-weight web interface.

OpenMediaVault is arround 400 MB in size and will be installed to a special SLC-USB-Stick (wich is more durable... continue reading

NAS - Advanced for up to 6 harddrives and PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot

NAS - Advanced for up to 6 harddrives and PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot The Advanced - NAS is a very good choice if our NAS - Basic for 4 harddrives is not suitable for you. After a lot of testing and searching arround the web it became clear to me that a 6 bay NAS solution without extension cards is almost impossible to be based on Intels smallest plattform - Bay-Trail.

That's the reason why our NAS - Advanced is based on Intels Haswell-Refresh architecture. CPU, mainboard and memory So we're looked for - and found - a cheap mainboard with 6 native SATA ports.

As SATA3 is not required by data harddrives (only SSDs benefit from 3rd gen SATA) it's ok that the final candidate - th... continue reading

Best Kodi HTPC or NUC hardware

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