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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 w... 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'... continue reading