Monthly Archives: March 2011

Building a Fast, Energy Efficient NAS box – Part 4

Part 4 – Motherboard Selection In this fourth post of the “Building a Fast, Energy Efficient NAS box”,  we build on our chipset evaluation/selection (see Part-2),  and review available motherboards (as of March 2010) for potential use in our NAS … Continue reading

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Building a Fast, Energy Efficient NAS box – Part 3

Part 3 – Finding a disk expansion module A key element of our new NAS project is to find a disk expansion module with the following design requirements:  linked via eSATA and using an internal SATA multiplier chip.   We … Continue reading

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Building a Fast, Energy Efficient NAS box – Part 2

Part 2 – Chipset Selection For my first NAS box, I just went with what I knew.  I had built a Linux desktop based on a core2 duo Asus mobo and I just got the same hardware for my NAS … Continue reading

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Building a Fast, Energy Efficient NAS box

This is the first post in a series describing my latest journey into building your own Fast, Energy Efficient NAS with GREAT looks and a small price.    You can use it as a blueprint for building your own NAS or … Continue reading

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