iXsystems FreeNAS Mini
iXsystems used an off-the-shelf Mini-ITX case designed for NAS duty to build the FreeNAS Mini. The front perforated mesh door is locking and allows air to pass through easily. The power and reset buttons are on the other side of the door, making the system secure when the door is in the locked position.
With the door open, we see the four drive bays, four status LEDs, two USB ports, and the power and reset buttons. An additional vent on the bottom of the unit allows air to pass over the internal system components.
On the back, we found a very large fan that keeps the disks cool and aids in pulling warm air from the system.
The motherboard is very capable in its own right. iXsystems based the system around an ASRock C2750D4i from the ASRack Series. This motherboard is also the same used in the ASRock 1U12LW-C2750 barebones system we reviewed a few months ago.
The board features an Intel Avoton 8-core processor, 12 SATA ports, dual gigabit Ethernet and an IPMI Ethernet port with iKVM support. The system also has a USB port on the back as well as a VGA output and serial interface.
Our test system also uses three internal flash drives. The first is a SanDisk X110, the second a SanDisk Extreme II, and the third an Apacer SATA DOM.
The SanDisk Extreme II is one of the fastest consumer SSDs on the market, and it delivers exceptional consistency.
Two Samsung 8GB DDR3 ECC memory sticks flank the 8-core, low power CPU. This system also has a free PCIe 2.0 8-lane slot for expandability.
The SATA DOM holds the operating system as well as the system configuration.
The power supply is 80+ Bronze certified.
Here we see the system with the drives installed. Labels on each drive make it easy to track the sleds if you need to disassemble the system.
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