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USB 3.1 R2 4-Drive SATA Enclosure

Following deliberation between our on-air team, viewers, Patrons, and our Twitter followers, USB 3.1 Rev 2 was the connection we opted for in choosing the enclosure for our homebrew NAS solution. This unit is a DAS (Direct Attached Storage) unit which allows 4 SATA disks to show up on a computer as 4 individual drives. This is not a NAS Unit unless you follow along with our tutorial series which uses an ODROID-XU4 to create a NAS server with this unit as the storage.

Associated Videos:

Linux Partitions and Mount Points: Preparing a DIY NAS

Linux Tech Show - December 18, 2019

As we begin preparing to build our own NAS server out of a single board computer and USB 3.1 R2 DAS enclosure, Robbie will take us through some fundamentals to help us understand how mount points work, how to partition and format our drives, and even answer questions about the project.

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