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  1. Hey everyone this will be my first post here so bear with me! Iv just begun researching and working on a new server build leaning outside of my comfort zone. Im looking for any tips, suggestions or part recommendations someone with more insight may have towards the final build. The parts here are just what i'm speculating I might need, any part suggestions are welcomed! Part compatibility is a bit ambiguous as these are new waters for us. Goal: High speed file server/ vm server/ gaming server. There are 3 of use living in the same house with needs for VMs, a gaming PC and a file server. So we thought, why not make one badass system running unRAID to do all of the above. It will be a great learning experience for all of us and simply just nerdy exciting. We will be making posts about the build in detail as we go along for anyone who also may be intrigued. We want to keep this community focused in sharing the knowledge and experience gained throughout this journey. For starters we want a file server that can saturate a RJ45 gigabit network as thats our current network limitation. It will be used for a lightroom/photoshop/capture one libraries that 1 editor will use at a time with direct read/write when working (from a mac of sorts). It will also backup his video content but he will not be editing video directly from the server. This system will also run a weekly backup for the multiple laptops laying around the house. We would also like to be able to game on the PC while its running the file server since it will end up in the shared living room. This system will also be running plex for up 6 users at the same time. We will be starting our gaming needs at the limitation of the GPUs we have laying around now ( two XFXR7700) so, older games on lower settings. We would like to assign each GPU to its own VM (windows or steam os) to run two gamers simultaneously. (while running the file server). With that all being said, its unlikely there will be an event where all of these things will happen at the same time, for the most part the file handing is pretty light. In a perfect world overhead would be nice for running other VMs for testing various light/lighter things. In the future we would like to upgrade to is a 10gb NIC and two high-end GPUs for the same purpose but current games at high settings 1080p. At this point the editor would likely use the system directly for video editing so a lofty gigabit file handling would be ideal via 10gb lines. Questions: What kind of performance requirements are needed to run a system like this? What CPU would be recommended for starters and what kinds of loads should I expect? How much ram should I start with or upgrade to? Lets say 32GB of ram is needed; is fewer larger capacity sticks of ram worse vs having more smaller capacity sticks? SSD choices for cache? I haven set a budget yet as I want to know more about what I need first. However if its not needed, I'd rather not invest in it, unless it can save in the future towards expanding. Parts: -The case we are going with is the Corsair 750D. This case will fit up to 12x 3.5" drives internal, 4x2.5" drives internal and up 24x 2.5" hot swappable drives in the front via the 5.25" bays and ICY DOCKS cages. Lots of different config options for the 3x5.25" bays from ICY DOCK. -The Board we have been pondering is the MBD-X10SRA by SuperMirco. Up to 18 core Xeon v4, 4x16ch PCI 3.0, 2x8ch PCI 2.0, up to 512 DDR4 ECC, 10x SATA3, 8xUSB3(4x3.1), 2x RJ45 intel gigabit ports. Links: -Board: http://supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c600/x10sra.cfm -Case: https://newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139024&cm_re=750d-_-11-139-024-_-Product -Case internal showing cages: https://techpowerup.com/forums/threads/cheap-case-for-massive-number-of-hard-drives.197749/#lg=_xfUid-3-1515957889&slide=0 -5.25" Bay conversion options: https://newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=icy+dock&ignorear=0&N=-1&isNodeId=1 -current free GPUs: http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/all-previous-gpus/amd-radeon-hd-7770-core-edition-fx-777a-znf4
  2. Hi I recently took 2 hard drives from a WD Nas one of the drives was failing and the NAS acted weirdly so i pulled the plug that was a fey months/years ago, The drives are in the device manager and are detected by diskmgmt and Partition wizard but not in My computer. When the drives were in the nas they were configure as clones of each other (i dont know what raid that is and i dont want to get it wrong), Each of them have 4 partitions on them and 3 of the šartitions are 4 gb or smaller and the last one is 1.8 TB, I would like to KEEP THE DATA on them because its over 20 years of our family photos on them. Feel free to post any further questions i will be answering them quickly in the next 2 hours THANK YOU Patrik
  3. Hello Everyone. I am a geek like many of you here, and although I feel pretty confident about my knowledge when it comes to consumer hardware I feel a bit overwhelmed by the server side. That is why I have some questions for you guys. I want to build a NAS for Plex and private Cloud under FreeNAS. I know I should get MOBO with ECC support (for ZFS file system) and since the only consumer CPUs that work with ECC are i3s I think I should go with a Xeon. What I don't know is - what should I choose. Do I even need to go with a Xeon, or is the i3 good enough? Does it make a huge difference if I go with DDR2 generation hardware, or is this just too old? If I have to go with Xeon - what is best price/value CPU for my needs? What MOBO can/should I use? I don't have a specific budget, but to make it easier for you to understand the prices I will need to pay, multiply all the prices in USD by 4 (I'm from Poland and we pay in PLN). Knowing that I hope you will get a better feeling on the topic "do I think it's a budget option". If you can help me I would be very grateful. Thanks Cheers
  4. Building a NAS

    So I'm currently parting out a nas and just wanted to get second opinions before I pull the trigger looking to spend around £300, have chosen to use new parts as to just build it and leave it. Parts: Node 304 8gb fury ram (not sure what speed) Ryzen 1200 Gigabyte AB350N-GAMING Wi-Fi Motherboard (not sure if this is exact model as not on computer atm) System power 8 #bequiet pay (already own) Cheap 710 you for output Any advice on hardware would be greatly appreciated This nas will mostly be used for streaming plex and small backups for college/uni Any operating system preferences would also be appreciated (thinking freenas) don't mind having a learning curve
  5. Hello everyone! I am going to build a NAS that will be used in a small business working with video production and I could need some opinions and recommendations. I recently got into this and I am still learning and researching. My intention for this thread is to learn more about this and hopefully end up with a list of what I should buy and build. I also hope it can become good thread of information to the next person after me that wants to learn about and build a NAS. I thank you in advance for taking the time reading this and helping me, it really means a lot to me! https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jPKGm8 In short this is what I would want to get from the NAS: Storage,raid and ZFS. I plan to start with between 16 and 20 Terabyte usable storage but with possibility to increase it in the future with ease. I want to be able to use PLEX without any issues for up to three multiple streams at the same time(1080p) but would be nice if we also could stream at least one 4k video without issues. Be able to send a download link to customers so they can download a specific file. Using a torrent client or even winrar is usually too advanced for the customer 10gb connection between the NAS and two PCs Check the spoilers for my questions 1. Storage, Raid arrays, FreeNas or Unraid? 2. Plex, cpu and gpu 3. Download link for a specific file on the NAS 4. 10gb lan Parts. Budget: about 2000 USD maximum but less is much prefered. Right now I do not have a list of what parts to use as I am still putting this together and learning. I was considering using Ryzen 5 1600 as it comes with a cooler, cheap and the new Ryzen is about to come out soon and I heard that they should be compatible with the motherboards for the first Ryzen cpus we have today, so we could upgrade the cpu in the future if so required. But I read that there is issues with NAS and ryzen but maybe that is no longer the case? What CPU would you recommend would be enough for what we need the NAS for? Form factor the the motherboard is nothing we do care about as it could just as well be a full tower even as long as it does what it is supposed to do and we can upgrade it in the future. What is the exact things I should look for in a motherboard for a NAS? As I understood it: That it can use ECC ram and the ram should be listed as tested and working, 10gb ethernet port(Or use network card for it?), and the amount of sata III ports(Or we only use the ports of the raidcard controller only?) ECC ram is probably good to have and I read that for ZFS it is basically required but I still see people not using it. But I want it. Starting with 32gb(if 16gb is too little and will cause issues increase it further) with the possibility to have a total of 64gb in the future if it would ever be required. Possible to start with 16x2 and just another kit of the same type into it in the future? For ZFS it's recommended that we have 1gb ram per 1T storage. FreeNas requires minimum 8gb ram. So is it 8gb + 1gb ram per 1T storage that I should follow strictly? It seems to be a bit of jungle as you need to really choose the right combination of cpu, motherboard and ram for a NAS. Recommendations for this that will have no issues what we need the NAS would be extremely appreciated. Plan is to start with between 16-20gb usable storage. I will go with WD red or Seagate Ironwolf as it seems to be the best for what we need. Do they have to be 7200rpm or can they be 5400rpm? Do I only need the 7200rpm ones if I have 10gb lan speed? I understand that the HDDs have to be the same size as each other in a raid array. But does it matter what size of each individual HDD is in the raid array? For example is it better to use four 10T HDD for a raid 5 or six 6T to get 30T of usable storage for safty as they usually start to break at the same time? As we do not require the NAS to be small we do not care about the case of it that much and I will pick the cheapest one that fits whatever motherboard we go with that has a lot of space for HDDs. But if you have a good recommendation on this please share! PSU I guess I will just add cheapest random from a reputable brand. My plan is to build up a part list based on what I learn from you and what you recommend and post it here for final opinions before I make the purchase.
  6. I got a QNAP TS-531X a few days ago. It's running 5 x 8 TB Seagate IronWolf in RAID5. While I do actually quite like the system, one thing is really bugging me... It takes about 8 minutes to fully boot up. I know that not running it 24/7 but turning it off and on all the time isn't to good for the HDDs but there's nothing I can do about that atm as I have to keep it in a room with my bed for the time being. Now everytime I have to access some data quickly and it's off I have to wait the 8 minutes until I can access it. Is it something common with QNAP NASes that they take ages to boot up? I actually wanted to build a NAS myself with custom components but wasn't able to find a case that's small enough to fit in my shelf… Is there some case that has about the dimensions of my QNAP NAS (7.28 (H) x 8.29 (W) x 9.27 (D) inch) or if not, do Synology NASes boot faster? Thanks in advance for any answers
  7. nas and home theater pc

    Hi there I need some guidance. My plan is to have a nas, which can stream multiple 1080p streams to 3-4 devices at once, and also be capable of streaming 4k videos. I'm thinking of having around 20 TB for future-proof. I have surged and found a Netgear which claims to be able to handle multiple 1080p streams. https://amazon.com/NETGEAR-ReadyNAS-Performance-Processor-RN42600-100NES/dp/B071VPMZ7L/ref=sr_1_52?ie=UTF8&qid=1515356384&sr=8-52&keywords=nas+case the pc needs to be able to handle a few old games like need for speed and streaming Netflix or other streaming services. So here are my questions: Would it be a good idea to build a combined nas/pc like linus shows in https://youtu.be/dpXhSrhmUXo or should I build two separate machines, and/or can a consumer nas handle 4k streams without being too expensive? And what kind of hardware should I look into if I need to build my own nas, which can handle everything with buffering or any other stuff thrown at it? I do not have any build planned yet, so am open to all ideas, and here your opinions
  8. NAS Drive

    I'm looking for a model of 6TB Drives for my new nas (RAID 1) Help me choose a model from below 1.HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS600012872SWW 7200RPM 128MB cache 3 year warranty 2.Seagate Ironwolf ST6000VN0033 7200RPM 128MB cache 3 year warranty 3.WD Red WD60EFRX 5400RPM 64MB cache 3 year warranty PLZ Vote here at the link below: http://strawpoll.me/14805015
  9. Apparently some of Western Digital's "MyCould" NAS devices have a built in, hard-coded backdoor. Using the fixed login information, any attacker with network access to the NAS and even malicious websites loaded in a browser on a PC on the same network could gain access to the device. The original paper on the vulnerability goes into great detail on the buggy software and how these attacks work. The vulnerability was discovered and published by GulfTech.org, who disclosed the issue to WesternDigital in June 2017 and a firmware with some of the vulnerabilities fixed was released on November 16th, according to the paper. However users report that some of the issues remain even in the latest firmware version. The article states that no fix has been issued. WD MyCloud devices are among the best selling NAS solutions on Amazon and geared towards home or small office use with little to no user maintenance. I couldn't find information on whether automatic firmware updates are enabled by default, but if they are not, there's a very high chance of many of these devices not receiving the update. The vulnerable software components seem very poorly written as displayed in the paper. Considering WD being one of, if not the biggest manufacturer for storage solutions with probably a fair bit of money to spend on R&D, this seems very careless. Original Paper: http://gulftech.org/advisories/WDMyCloud Multiple Vulnerabilities/125 Source: https://techspot.com/news/72612-western-digital-cloud-drives-have-built-backdoor.html Western Digital MyCloud patch notes: https://support.wdc.com/download/notes/WD_MyCloud_MirrorGen2_Firmware_Release_Notes_2.30.172.pdf?v=195 List of vulnerable devices from the paper:
  10. new NAS or old PC?

    Hi all! I have to decide: Use my existing old PC as a NAS (buy a couple of new HDD and run them in RAID 1 because I am scared of data loss) Or buy one of those little NAS-Stations with two or four bays so I am still protected against data loss. Some thoughts: Running my old PC all the time will wear the (already six, seven year old) components even more. Running a whole PC will draw a lot of energy. Four-bay NASs are quite pricey... The old PCs specs are as such: Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor GeForce GT 710 1024MB DDR3 (MSI) RAM 4GB + 16GB Corsair DDR3 Thank you very much!
  11. I want to buy a minimally 5 TB drive around 7200rpm. As i think it, it should be a hdd because i want to use it in my gaming pc. I want to store pretty simple files like films, but in 4K so i need a lot of space. If you recommend western digital, in which color? And my last question: can i put a nas hdd in my pc? I dont want to slow down my pc with this project so the 7200rpm models are the best for me i think. Thanks the answers in advance!
  12. Hi guys, I am in need of a NAS. I never set one up before. The reason why I want to go with Raspberry Pi is that it is the only "computer" I have laying around =]]. Parts I have: Raspberry Pi Model B+. 8Gb Micro SD card. 1TB HDD. Do you guys have any guide that shows how to set-up a home server for Raspberry Pi? Which OS should I run on my Raspberry Pi? Ubuntu, Linux, NOOBS, Raspbian??? which one is better and has better NAS support? I could upgrade my SD Card to a higher capacity if needed but prefer to keep it at 8GB since it is what I already had =]], but if I can get better software using different OS then upgrading SD card would not be a problem. Thanks.
  13. Hello guys, Ok so I was watching both videos from Linus and iJustine when I saw that pile of external HDDs from Justine the first thing It came to my head was myself, that whole pile of HDDs it's just so me..I felt like she was the only one that could understand my "data center" until Linus said what a terrible disaster that was haha. So I built a home NAS, sorry for the intro, now this will be simple, I'm stuck in the OS so I will comment on the uses of the NAS: -Just for storing and streamming media content. I've got more than 350 Blu-rays and now 148 UltraHD Blu-rays, they're upstairs (they don't fit anymore in the home cinema room downstairs) so grabing a disc everytime is a huge pain in the ass, specially since the GFE (Girl Factor Effect) where she changes her mind last minute and I have to go upstairs again. The content will be streammed with an Oppo UDP-203 UltraHD Blu-ray Player via Gigabit Network Port. The types of files are from MP3 and FLAC music up to 1080p Blu-ray encodes and UltraHD Blu-ray losseless MKVs. Now to keep this simple, it's my first NAS build so I'm not using any kind of RAID and please don't talk me about how good it is and trying to convince me because it's a movie/music NAS, I don't want to wait for 3-4 drives to spin all in order to view the content. Also I don't like the idea of having to waste money on extra drives just to keep data safe in case a failure, RAID is not stable, I haven't had any problems in my life with drive failures, and I have more than 15 right now, one of my external makes a strange noise but it's from 2006 so..there you have it. My backups will be my external drives, I've got about 40TB of external drives, that is the best backup I could think at least with this type of content where I can re-rip it anyday (unless I loose my disc or it gets scratched). I will be using JBOD. Requirements: -Needs to be free (maybe in a couple of months I'm open to paid software but as for now, it needs to be free) -Has to support JBOD or let you create individual pools for each drive (Not RAID) -Has to support NTFS file system for flexibility, as all my PCs are Windows and my home theatre works fine with NTFS, so if I ever want to take a drive and add an external enclosure or use it on my pc, I won't have to format from Ext4 and all that headache. -Has to be light, meaning that I don't want to have tons of RAM as this is only going to be for storage and viewing purposes. -Has to have a Torrent and Plex Plugin (Torrent more important than plex) -GUI Web Interface is a must -Let's you put in whatever drive you want from whatever size. FreeNAS is completeley out as it only lets you have drives from the same capacity and also requires a ton of RAM, meaning that the word "Free" does not quite cover it. UnRAID let's you do all this stuff but its paid software so for now that is also out. I was also considering Xpenology and OpenMediaVault but since they use Ext4 that's what drives me out, I wonder what will happen if I put an already mounted NTFS windows drive in one of those OS. I also looked at Windows Server 2016 with Project Honolulu (I have like 5 spare licenses from work), but I don't know if it has a torrent or plex plugin like the others do, also from the videos I've seen it's really slow. What do you recommend? Is there something to be aware of? My Build is the following: -i3 7100 -8 GB (1x 8GB) Corsair DDR4 2400 MHz CL14 -Gigabyte B250 HDP3 Mobo -Noctua NH9Li -Corsair TX550M Gold Modular 550W (just in case) -Case: Silverstone CS-380 8 Bay Case -Drives: 3x 8TB HGST Deskstar NAS, total 24TB Thank you for your time to read this long thread
  14. Hi! A friend of mine is a professional photographer, and is getting the new iMac Pro. At the same time he wants to get a NAS and work off that, which means everything will be stored on the NAS. Although i recommended running it in Raid 1, he specifically wanted 1x3.5TB Seagate Wolf Pro for "active use", and automatically backing up that "active use" drive individually on 2 other 3.5 TB drives. Which means he's going to have 2 backups. Is this doable with any of the raid configurations, if not is there a script to run that automatically backs up all the content on the drive at specific times? Please ask if I need to clarify something.
  15. I'm planning an interesting build, and I'd appreciate some tips about cases. The new box will live in our den, and its two main jobs are to run 24/7 as our family NAS and to fill in as an HTPC (attached to a 1080p projector). However, it'll ALSO have a GTX 1070 gpu for big-screen gaming. Moreover: When it's NOT being used to game or watch movies, it'll run NiceHash - I'm hoping that the mining craze will last a few more months, which should help pay off some of the components! (And if not, that's OK.) Specs: - Custom water cooling (240mm or 360mm rad) - 2-3 quiet 120mm case fans - B350 Motherboard with 16gb RAM - Ryzen 1700 (water cooled) - GTX 1070 (water cooled) - 1x Bluray DVD (because my wife still likes her DVDs ... ) - 1x 240gb SSD - 2x 3TB HDs - 550 W PSU (=room for a little OC) So ... what kind of case would you guy recommend for this project? Criteria: - Everything fits!! - Isn't so stuffed that it overheats - the thing will spend most of its time mining, and I want to keep temps down. - Cheap (max $150) - Understated looks - black metal MAYBE a window to show off custom WC - No bigger than necessary I was originally hoping for a Mini-ITX build (say, a Corsair Obsidian 250D), but I'm starting to think that an ATX mini-tower would be more reasonable. Maybe just grab a Fractal r5 and call it a day. But maybe there's something more interesting out there ...
  16. NAS - DIY or Prebuilt

    So I'm in pretty bad shape and in need of a NAS. I'm trying to figure out what is the most cost-effective solution while still a minimal headache... I need around 10TB for the foreseeable future (right now around 5, but I'm guessing 5 more since I started doing more video work) Now from what I've seen most of the Prebuilt stuff aren't expandable and unless you are going for 2 drives they get fairly expensive. So my question is, is building my own NAS worth the hassle to save the money, or just fork over the cash and be done with it? Now to be honest I'm really rusty to building my own stuff. I'm after 7 years using a mac and before that, I mostly used prebuilt PCs. I did jump back into the game with my return to PCs (I built my own Hackintosh recently)
  17. home network

    I recently wired my house with cat5e cable and i want to have 7 of 12 cables hooked up currently. I only have 4 ports on my router. What switch should I purchase for this kind of set up? I was thinking of getting a 16 port netgear switch (FS116). I also want to get a Synology NAS 4bay in the near future for all my family's photos and videos in a central location with redundancy. My ISP isn't great at the time but fiber might be coming to my area in a couple years. Should I kinda plan for the future that way as well? Maybe get hardware ready for faster internet? Let me know what you think would be best. Thanks
  18. Raspberry Pie NAS

    Is it possible to make a raspberry pie into a NAS using external hard drives or using Internal hard drives and using a Small Power supply to power them.
  19. Is it a server? Is it a NAS? Is it a steal? Is it useless? How does it compare to other solutions, like Synology's? Apart from eshop reviews (which tend to be very positive, saying this thing beats everything Synology have ever made for a fraction of the price), I wasn't able to find anything about the device, nor anyone who would seem to use it. Its four drive bays look really attractive for the price, as well as the proclaimed Plex streaming abilities. The only thing people complained about was the lack of ILO, but that was added this September.
  20. Hello. My first post in this forum (although long time Linus Tech Tips watcher). And I have a problem... Let me first list items that I will be talking about: TV - Samsung KS7000 (or 8000 in Americas, I guess) series, 4K UHD. NAS - D-Link 340L. PC - 6700k CPU, 1070 graphics etc. - not really important. Router - Apple Airport Express. Switch - Netgear Gigabit GS350. ISP speed - 100 Mbps down, on WIFI ~65 Mbps. Stream app - Plex. O I recently bought a new TV. With all that joy of 4k screen I connected my TV to my Wifi and tried to stream a video from my NAS. And a problem occured. Maximum file size that I managed to play without lag is less than 21 GB (even with small bitrate). Everything above is either playing with constant pauses to buffer or is totally unplayable. That seems very strange, since my Wifi speed is around 60 Mbps, I should be able to play video of at least 40 GB? So I took my 10m long 5e internet cable and plugged it into my switch and on the other end - TV. Checked SpeedTest on my TV and it showed around 85Mbps down. Then I tried to stream those videos again. This time I managed to play videos of up to 50GB in size (60 GB was lagging), but one video of 25 GB and 24739kbps bitrate was still lagging. Tried to play both 25GB and 60GB videos from my external HDD - TV managed to play them with no problem. So finally my question: why can't I play rather small videos (compared to internet speed) without any lag? It would seem that with 85Mbps down wired connection I should have no problems playing videos of up to 70 GB in size, no? Could it be that the app I'm using (Plex) is the problem? Or maybe TV has problems with playing large videos that it gets over internet? Need to mention that I am streaming videos without transcoding, since my NAS CPU is rather slow. So all my settings in app are set to "Original" and "Maximum". If you need more info, please say so. P.S. I have no problems playing those videos from my NAS on my PC, which is wired connected to my switch (and so is my NAS).
  21. Now I'm quite sure that the answer is a pretty long list of features, but right now I think (and want to make sure of that via this post) that I (as someone who has built PC's before, but has little to no knowledge about networking) won't actually need any of them, or won't prefer any of them over the simplicity of using a NAS. The argument I see come up the most are media streaming abilities. As far as I know, you can get a Plex app for pretty much anything, including NAS devices. The second thing tends to be that you can use an old PC to make a server out of and save money that way. I have no spare PC's lying around right now so I'd be buying/building a new device anyway. Next comes customizability. Honestly, what do you need to customize your - home - server for? It's not like you needed the newest GPU in your server to run the GUI on Ultra. The only thing that could convince me here is the ability to change the number of drives in the system, but knowing myself I'd probably just settle for one setup and never change it anyway. I'm sorry if this comes out as uneducated rambling. These are my opinions, waiting to be disproven by someone who actually knows their stuff (a group of people that is hard to come by as I've found out). Also, while I have your attention - I'd like to run a double-device setup (double-NAS or server-something, with the other device acting as daily backup) and I have no actual idea on how I'll manage this, so please share your experience.
  22. All these NAS units with ARM chips never perform as they should (that I have experienced anyway). It would be cool for Linus to build one to these [very loose] specs, if he hasn't already 1) Small form factor. (micro-ATX??) On-board graphics would be fine for initial setup. Console-ish or similar, for placement in or near the entertainment center. 2) Intel I5 ( that should do, for trancoding) 3) Quiet as possible. 4) Gigabit networking 5) RAID redundancy ( 3TB data storage minimum, upgradeable of course) I could get by without hot swap, but would be nice, if case permits. 6) Remote interface ( no add'l monitor or keyboard needed after setup) 7) M2/SSD storage for the OS and PLEX
  23. Hi Folks. In Linux (mint 18.3) You can't load a vhd through virtualbox (5.0.40 from the software center). You can't add the .vhd file to virtualbox from a network location and you can't browse to a network location through virtualbox. You can try and add the .vhd file through virtualbox if you first bookmark the location in nemo file browser, but then you get the error: VD: error VERR_NET_OPERATION_NOT_SUPPORTED opening image file '/run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=fs1.local,share=volume_2/Cent OS 7.vhd' (VERR_NET_OPERATION_NOT_SUPPORTED). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: MediumWrap Interface: IMedium {4afe423b-43e0-e9d0-82e8-ceb307940dda} Callee: IVirtualBox {0169423f-46b4-cde9-91af-1e9d5b6cd945} Callee RC: VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80BB0001) In other applications that are not nemo file browser you don't seem to have the ability to browse to a network location. Has this always been the way it works. Can't seem to a find a work around Interestingly when the network location is bookmarked in VLC you can browse the files, but they are grayed out and can't be opened. You can go to the file on the nas using nemo and open the file with vlc or any compatible application they will play the file. The same .vhd files work locally. Cheers folks, probably just missing something simple.
  24. building a nas from spare parts

    I have Processor - G4400 and Motherboard - MSI 110m pro plus vh and want to build a nas is there way this is gona work and what parts i require more I am thinking of using unraid or freenas i want you guys help It will be a file storage sever and also use for some entertainment
  25. Best way to get cheap HDDs

    I am looking for a good way to expand the storage of my server/NAS. I have been using standard 4TB Seagate and WD drives and I am starting to look into NAS drives. Should I bother with those since they cost about $30 more than the normal drives? I have heard of people opening up external HDD cases and salvaging those drives. Are those drives safe to use long term (few years) in a NAS or are they more suited for standard desktop use? I have no problem buying the proper NAS drives, but if I can save some money at the cost of a few months of drive life then I believe it would be worth it. If this is a good route what home NAS/External HDDs would be a good deal for me?