Cheap and NASty - How to Build an Open Source FreeNAS Server | Maximum PC
Motherboard: Asus M4A78 Pro $110, www.asus.com Processor: AMD Athlon X2 240 $55, www.amd.com RAM: 2GB Corsair DDR2 $40, www.corsair.com Storage: (2) 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green $280, www.wdc.com Power Supply: Rosewill RP550-2 $55, www.rosewill.com We used the same hardware as for our Windows Home Server build. Briefly, that’s an Asus M4A78 Pro motherboard, AMD Athlon X2 240 CPU, 2GB Corsair DDR2 RAM, two 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green drives, and a Rosewill 550W PSU. We installed the OS with a USB CD-ROM drive we had lying around, since we’re not going to need an optical drive on the server once it’s built. To ensure compatibility with FreeNAS, you should check your hardware against the FreeBSD hardware compatibility list.
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