Topton 2-Bay R1 Pro NAS
09 January 2024

My evaluation of an interesting barebones NAS featuring: two 3.5-inch hard drive bays, a M.2 NVMe 2280 slot, an Intel N100 CPU, one DDR4 SODIMM, and two 2.5Gbps NICs.

DIY NAS: EconoNAS 2023
20 September 2023

A small form factor, 4-bay DIY NAS featuring a Celeron N5105 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 128GB NVMe SSD, 2.5Gbps networking and TrueNAS SCALE for under $400.

I spent $420 building a 20TB DIY NAS to use as an off-site backup
21 August 2023

I implement an off-site backup using a Mini PC, a 20TB USB HDD, TrueNAS SCALE, Tailscale, and some space at Pat's house.

DIY NAS: EconoNAS 2022 ... sort of?
30 October 2022

A very similar economical DIY NAS build as last year, featuring TrueNAS SCALE, a Gigabyte B450 Aorus M motherboard, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and an Antec VSK3000 Elite case.

A few weeks with TrueNAS SCALE
28 January 2022

I jumped on the TrueNAS SCALE bandwagon with one of its first beta releases. As I used TrueNAS SCALE on my NAS at home, I shared my experience as an early adopter.

DIY NAS: 2022 Edition
23 November 2021

I rebuilt my on DIY NAS in an awesome 3D-printed case (the MK735) featuring TrueNAS SCALE, a Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TLN2 motherboard, an Intel Xeon D-2123IT CPU, 64GB ECC DDR4 RAM, a pair of Crucial MX500 1TB SSDs, and more!