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NAS Advanced 3.0 with Kaby-Lake 4-Thread Pentium, 6x SATA and M.2

NAS Advanced 3.0 with Kaby-Lake 4-Thread Pentium, 6x SATA and M.2

This is the third version of our guide for a medium to large-sized NAS. As well as showing a 30 % performance increase over its predecessor, this one also allows you to incorporate an M.2 hard drive as a system disk. The 6 SATA ports now all work to the newest SATA3/6G standard.

The new Kaby-Lake architecture is only a slight improvement on its predecessor, Skylake. Apart from an average of 200 MHz more clock speed and the fact that Kaby-Lake has finally integrated HEVC (H.265) into its hardware, performance per cycle is identical to that of Skylake. The winners are the new Pentium processors which now suppor... 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