Fri Mar 16, 8: FreeNAS using the zfs filesystem for that. Jun 4, Messages: Freenas detects raid card correctly, no driver installation was needed. This is driving me crazy. ZFS runs quite nicely on it. How likely is this to happen?

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Aug 3, Posts: So it looks like I need a hardware raid controller. Downside is both are relatively new and thus not proven as some implementations. You can think of zfs as letting you piece together freenas RAID5 arrays into a single big array.

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I’m creating my first build with freenas. Does FreeNAS support stable online expansion of stripes? Joined Aug 20, Messages 4 Thanks 0. Aug 28, Posts: You can mix and match drives of different sizes to a certain extent, but the drives in each vdev adsptec to be the same.

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Martin Bauer Newbie Mar 24, Any other tip for my “low cost” server? May 19, Posts: Yes, you can partition a SSD and multi-purpose it. Passive cooling is pointless when you’re running 7 hard-drives. Forums New posts Search forums.


Do you have to flash it with special firmware or it works “out of the box”? There’s another thread that discussed something similar.

Jun 25, Messages: Sat Mar 17, ffreenas Do you think I would be able to get away with forgoing the RAID card to save some money and using the RAID software that is on the motherboard or should I just get a separate card for this?

Reggie, I would like to expand this later as there are movies,music, photos and programs that I would like to have backed up but I have a feeling that this will start to get very pricey. If adapteec are finding hardware RAID controllers too expensive and overkill, some have suggested alternatives in one of my threads: Discussion in ‘ Computer Hardware ‘ started freenaw coldplayNov 26, Also, are there certain drives to stay away from when looking to complete this task?

FreeNAS using the zfs filesystem for that. First, you need to be more careful about getting the right drives for a hardware RAID. Patching together several external drives of different capacities is not a good way to do it.


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Please correct me if I’m wrong. The RAM guidelines, I imagine, are more for enterprise workloads. Nov 25, Messages: Mon Mar 19, 6: So this does support JBOD and is boot from the jbod disks supported? Fri Mar 16, 4: Freenas detects raid card correctly, no driver installation was needed.

68005 know that Adaptec E isn’t the best choise, but at adaptfc moment it’s the only raid card i have.

Second, using zfs in FreeNAS would be problematic.