Protecting My Data With FreeNAS Replication

All my storage needs, public cloud aside, are now consolidated into a Network Attached Storage (NAS) box I built last year using FreeNAS. It has the equivalent of RAID5. However, whichever redundancy designed into a…

Thecus W2810PRO NAS Review

When I was first invited to review the Thecus W2810PRO NAS, I didn’t quite understand how a Windows NAS would be different from a Linux NAS. Most NAS devices are built on Linux, like the…

Thecus N4810 NAS Review

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is getting popular in the home in recent years. There are quite a few familiar brands in the market, but perhaps Thecus isn’t one of those that come to mind in…

Relook at FreeNAS 11

If you’ve been following my posts of late, you know I’m building a NAS, and after trying FreeNAS, have developed a preference for NAS4Free. I’m a bit fickle, but as one should really do, I…

NAS4Free Supported Hardware

It’s no surprise now that I’ve been looking at NAS software appliances, and perhaps leaning toward NAS4Free because of its virtualisation features. NAS4Free is based on FreeBSD, and a perennial concern I always have with FreeBSD is…

Quick Look at NAS4Free

I’ve been running Btrfs on my Linux PC server for several years, but I haven’t been completely comfortable with the filesystem’s reliability, despite it now being included as options in both CentOS and Ubuntu distributions….

Quick Look at FreeNAS 11 RC

FreeNAS has sort of released version 11. They call it a release candidate, RC1. In their announcement, they do say that RC1 is not feature complete. The feature complete version is targeted for later this year. I’ve…

WD My Cloud EX4 Review

Western Digital’s My Cloud EX4 is a four-bay network-attached storage (NAS) designed for prosumer and SOHO users. It looks to be pretty capable, packing just about all the features you’d expect from a NAS. In…