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comment Home NAS design?
Integrated can also be a single point of failure. Don't forget that. Either the product you want is limited by vendors because no one wants it, or it's more expensive and too complex. Why not just buy a firewall/router with 4+ ports and call it a day. NASes are meant to be an endpoint, not the switch itself. I fail to see just how much money or how much easier it is to set this up. Trying to make the NAS a network bridge is complicated and depending on the vendor, probably not feasible. That said, you still haven't answered my question.
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answered Home NAS design?
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revised ESXi 5.1 - OS choices for a File Server
I meant _striped_ not stripped in terms of RAID
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comment ESXi 5.1 - OS choices for a File Server
I probably should've mentioned Nexenta (as my post had suggested on ServerFault) as an option for an OS to get ZFS, but I felt like your question was asking to improve upon FreeNAS or NAS4Free.
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comment ESXi 5.1 - OS choices for a File Server
Looks like the your motherboard chipset (B75) supports virtualization too: intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-030922.htm. I can't say for certain the board will work or not.
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comment Is a UPS a good investment for a home machine?
I've used Windows RAID (2000/XP) and on-board SATA RAID (nVidia/Intel - regrettably). I haven't tried linux/bsd software RAID although these days, I've been converted from hardware RAID to ZFS but to answer your question, I've had mixed experiences in recovering from disk failures. I had less problems with hardware but that's not to say I didn't have problems. On-board SATA RAID is awful. It's more of a mess. Good expensive RAID cards tend to hold up for me. But I do love ZFS these days. Windows 2000/XP was okay - it worked but I never felt my data was safe afterwards. ZFS FTW!
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