Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-27-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
Solid State Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: England
Posts: 20
Default Is this a good board to build a NAS system with?


I have a Gigabyte board at home, model number GA-EP45-DS5.

I am thinking of putting this into a case with some hard drives and using it as a NAS system using Freenas.

I know the board has 10 sata ports, of which 8 are use able (2 are probably going to be unusable due to Gigabytes design of RAID only sata ports).

Is this a sensible choice for a NAS system board or should I look to pick something new up?

naeem.ebrahimjee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
OhSnapWord's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,854
Default Re: Is this a good board to build a NAS system with?

For a FreeNAS box, that board will do nicely.
FX-8350 @ 4.7 cooled by H80, 32GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 2x Radeon HD 7850 2GB in X-fire, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo, 4TB Seagate, 3TB WD Black, 2x 1TB WD RED in RAID 0
OhSnapWord is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0