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How to Build a Custom NAS Computer

So starting off with the difference, much like a custom PC – a custom NAS gives you the option to choose which processor, motherboard or even graphics card you want – which is attached to the storage. Also because you can choose which components you want – you can also make this extremely cost-effective. Much cheaper than a prebuilt NAS.

To Know more about NAS Check out our Youtube Video on Custom NAS

CPU for Custom NAS

Starting off with the Processor, For most home and small business users, a dual-core processor with a clock speed of at least 1.0 GHz is recommended. This will ensure that your NAS device can handle multiple data requests simultaneously without any lag or slowdown.

How much RAM would a Custom NAS Require?

This Totally depends on your use case. The more RAM you have, the more programs you can run simultaneously. For most users, at least 8GB of RAM is recommended.

This amount of RAM is sufficient for browsing files, streaming media, and light data transfers. However, if you plan to use your NAS device for more intensive data transfers or media streaming, 16GB of RAM is recommended.

But if you’re not really familiar with servers, the setup can get a little tricky, but lucky for you – you have us, we ship Custom PCs & Servers across India with 3 years of onsite warranty and a 24-hour service response guarantee so you know who to get in touch with.

Storage for Custom NAS

For NAS devices, SSDs are recommended but they tend to be more Premium-priced. HDDs are a more cost-effective option with larger storage capacity and reliability. A minimum storage capacity of 2TB is recommended for home users, but larger capacities are available for businesses.

What is RAID?

RAID, or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a method of storing data across multiple hard drives. RAID can improve data reliability, increase data transfer speeds, and provide data redundancy in case of a drive failure.

RAID configurations like RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5 are supported by the majority of NAS devices. The most basic configuration, RAID 1, mirrors data across two drives. While requiring at least three drives, RAID 5 offers a good balance of data redundancy and storage capacity.

Network Connectivity?

The majority of NAS units have an Ethernet port for wired connections. A gigabit Ethernet port is advised for the majority of home and small business users. For data transfers and media streaming, this will offer a quick and dependable connection. Although some NAS devices also support Wi-Fi, a wired connection is almost always more dependable.

Operating System

The one we most commonly use is TruNAS. This operating system is specifically designed for NAS devices and provides features such as remote access, data backup, and media streaming. 

You can also run a variety of different operating systems, like Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows

Additional Considerations

When choosing a Custom NAS device, there are several additional considerations to keep in mind. If you don’t want to go through this hassle – Call us now on our TOLL-FREE Number 1800 309 2944

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