Yet Another Cycling Forum

General Category => The Knowledge => Ctrl-Alt-Del => Topic started by: Valiant on 11 May, 2021, 11:46:51 pm

Title: HP N54L Microserver
Post by: Valiant on 11 May, 2021, 11:46:51 pm
Hellos,

I'm about to be given a the above micro server and the plan is to turn full it full of drives and use it as a NAS but I can't decide which system to go for ie FreeNAS, TruNAS, unRAID etc. It'll mostly be used for storing video files, not for editing.


Any thoughts?
Title: Re: HP N54L Microserver
Post by: Vernon on 12 May, 2021, 12:01:32 am
I had one of these and ran xpenology on it for a number of years. I eventually replaced it with a proper Synology DS918+.
I did look at putting a new OS on it and would have gone for FreeNAS, but decided to drink the Synology kool-aid for ease of porting. If you do go for FreeNAS make sure you stuff it with as much RAM as you can fit (16GB IIRC) because ZFS is very memory hungry.
Title: Re: HP N54L Microserver
Post by: Valiant on 12 May, 2021, 11:48:09 pm
Thanks V.
Title: Re: HP N54L Microserver
Post by: freeflow on 13 May, 2021, 07:54:48 am
You want xigmanas, which was nas4free, which was Freenas before the commercial/open source split.
Title: Re: HP N54L Microserver
Post by: Valiant on 14 May, 2021, 06:10:52 am
Will check that out thanks