Code, 3D, Games, Linux and much more...
I have been building a NAS in my spare time for the last months. I wanted this machine for backing up my other machines, storing movies and TV series for my media center, storing recordings from the TV, etc etc. I could have bought a specific machine for this purpose, but I found more interesting and funny building it on my own. These were the objectives I had in mind when designing the machine:
- A 24/7 machine (running all the day)
- Low power consumption
- Easily expandable with new disks without losing data
- RAID 5
- Break the TB barrier
- Being able to transfer saturating the Gigabit ethernet port
- With a customized Linux OS
And well, I think that I have been able to get all my objectives. This is my first modding, so I encountered lot of problems. Sure the next time I will do it better.
The following sections are a worklog of how I made this machine. Enjoy it.