FreeNas Storage Appliance #2: Unboxing

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This is a series of posts about building your own custom FreeNAS storage applicance.

After delivery of all ordered parts, we’re going to have a closer look at them. It were 3 packets in total with a weight of about 10 kg.

 Overview


 Chassis

The chassis is very light and well processed. There are not sharp borders. Just unscrewing the side wall was a little complicated, since it’s mounted with six little screws.





 Power supply

The power supply is shipped with a standard power cord and various cable straps. Since it has only three sata power connectors we’ll be needing additional adapters.



 Motherboard

The motherboad ships with a chassis plate and two sata-cables. Thats why we need the six bent sata cables.



 Processor & Memory

Not much to say here.


 Chassis fans

The chassis fans have a very nice wrapping and are shipped with hard plastic and anti-vibration fittings.



 Hard drives

The most important part of our storage appliance.

Before assembling I’m checking the S.M.A.R.T. values of each disk to make sure there is no defective disk.


 Cable

Quick addition about the different HDD and SATA cables I used.


That’s with the components.

 
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