Gene Mills

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FreeNAS box completed!

Posted on 13 Jan 2014 in Projects | Comments Off on FreeNAS box completed!

Wow, rarely do I ever get to say I completed a project! LOL. I actually built this box before going home for the holidays but once I had it running I was getting a S.M.A.R.T. error that one of the hard drives was failing. Thinking it was one of my newer WD Red 3TB drives I dismantled it, but luckily it was one of the older WD Black 1TB drives that is out of warranty. Oh well, it was a spare drive anyways. Reassembled the box over the last few days and have FreeNAS running great with SaNZB and Sickbeard plugins running to download and sort all our tv shows. Still need to set up the spare 1TB drive as a Time Machine backup drive but shouldn’t be hard and happy to have all the data copied back over to the Raid 1 drives. This guide¬†was a big help. Here it is in all it’s white glossy glory!


Now I’d say it’s time to catch up on some tv and movies but my current job hunt should keep me busy too! I’ll miss my view from Bitmaker Labs everyday. I only ever made it there once! Anyone hiring a Junior Web Developer/Tech Writer/Project Manager?