Robbie's Solo and Starting The Custom NAS Build

  • Episode 637
  • December 18, 2019

In light of the winter storm, the team has the week off - but Robbie was already at the studio when it was called, so he's got this! Time to get started on our custom NAS solution, and Robbie will get into the Linux terminal, how to work with external drives, and how to use--and understand--mount points.

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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.

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USB-A to USB-C High-Speed Data Cables

Be more future ready, like us! These cables allow you to plug your USB 3.1 R2 (USB-C Connector) DAS enclosure into a USB 3.0 (USB-A Connector) on a ODROID-XU4 (or Raspberry Pi, PINE64 or even laptop). Note: Many similar looking cables are meant exclusively for charging smartphones and will not work correctly for a Homebrew NAS unit. These cables however have been specially selected to ensure they provide high-speed data transfer.

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