Setup Open Source NAS


There are a number of different hardware options. Both motherboard and chassis.

Proposed HW 1

Chenbro ES30068

Proposed 4 hot swappable HW

  • EPIA SN 10000EG Fanless C7 Mini-ITX Board
  • Chenbro NAS - enda nackdel 2*70 mm fan

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Proposed HW 2

Final HW

Initially I planned to make a NAS which was possible to keep in my living room. After moving this was no longer a requirement which made the decition much easier.

I finally chose the following hardware. Very basic setup indeed.

  • AOpen A340 micro-ATX chassi (used)
  • 1TB Western Digital 3.5’‘ HD + 300 GB Samsung HD (used)
  • Intel Atom Mini-ITX INTEL D945GCLF
  • 1GB memory (512MB would be enough!)

NAS Software

Different software links I reviewed before choosing standard OpenBSD server below.

First I tried to setup NFS. See more information on NFSSetup. But NFS turned out not to be compatible with Apple Time Machine. Therefore I tried an AFS setup instead,AFSSetup, which is working great.