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FreeNAS and VIA ARTiGO; How to Get 3 Terabytes in a Shoebox

April 18th, 2009

LinuxPlanet has a review of FreeNAS used together with the VIA ARTiGO A2000 subtitled “3 Minutes to 3 Terabytes”. By using FreeNAS with the A2000, which is full-featured computer with space for two 3.5″ SATA drives in a package about the size of a shoebox, you’ve got a really capable storage solution.

The Bottom Line
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 drives can be had for under $125 from several different Internet vendors. Couple that with the $299 base price for the ARTiGO A2000 plus another $50 for memory, and you’re looking at around $600 for a full-featured, 3 TB NAS box. If you do a little searching around you’ll find that price to be extremely competitive (meaning much cheaper) than anything you could find already packaged in a ready-to-use box.

The VIA ARTiGO A2000 does its job quietly and efficiently. You can barely hear the fan running in a quiet room. Coupling that with the bargain-priced Seagate drives and FreeNAS software makes for a solid and cost effective storage solution. Why look anywhere else?

Read more here: 3 Minutes to 3 Terabytes: VIA ARTiGO and FreeNAS Store Terabytes in a Shoebox

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  1. April 18th, 2009 at 08:43 | #1

    Great post! I’m using FreeNAS on an old Gateway Athlon-XP based system currently. A shoebox sized system would be even better!

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