Recently, I collected my old Hard drives (and CD/DVD writers) and packed them into my OLD Computer Case in order to create home NAS . Then I’ve installed FreeNAS on it and everything is OK. 🙂
FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data
Following, the construction steps are presented.
Making Environment for NAS
Here a few words are written about making the environments for making a NAS with FreeNAS and most of the story is told by pictures.
The Old PC
First of all collect all your disks and put them inside your case.
For the installing phase, I decided to install it on a USB Stick. The following pictures shows the disks attached to the system.
Create pools as you like and then add disks to them. But as FreeNAS recommended, it is better that the disks in the pools be the same size.
And voila! Everything is OK! Enjoy using other features of FreeNAS such as VirtualMachine or Media Streaming even MineCraft server.
For more about funny things you can do with FreeNAS refer to 5 Fun Things to Do with FreeNAS.