Test System Setup
Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IX Hero (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K (buy from Amazon) / (Read our Review)
- Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 (buy from Amazon)
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Hybrid (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Intel 730 480GB SSD (buy from Amazon) / (Read our Review)
- Secondary Storage: MyDigitalSSD BP5 512GB SSD (buy from Amazon)
- Case: EVGA DG-86 (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2 (buy from Amazon)
- Networking: ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 (buy from Amazon)
- Networking: ASUS ROG 10G Express
- I/O: ASUS Thunderbolt EX3 (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
ReadyNAS setup takes just a few minutes. We start with the wizard seen above.
During setup, you have the chance to setup the admin password along with email recovery should you ever need to use it.
Once setup is complete, you will be let off at the dashboard above. This initial menu gives you a quick overview of the device and any volumes on the NAS.
Moving over to volumes, you see your drives installed listed in the center with capacity and RAID array type listed to the left. To create an array, you will see the menu to the right.
The Performance menu shows you the temperature for each drive along with system and CPU. Towards the bottom, there are graphs for network and volume activity.
Moving over to settings, you can see the services enabled along the top with an update string below. You can save your NAS configuration below that and enable alerts at the very bottom.
The shares tab gives you access to creating and managing DATA shares on the NAS.
Here you see the four ethernet ports built in on this platform. As you can see, we have a 10Gbe link.
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