NASLite Network Attached Storage
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:00 pm 

Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:34 am
Posts: 31
Running NASLite+ with files from the CD copied to a USB flash drive. Booting to kicker/config floppies.

Mobo: Asus K7V (UDMA66)

AMD Athlon 800 MHz
cache size : 512 KB
bogomips : 1595.80

RAM: 768 MB (PC133)

IDE Disk Drives (all 8 MB cache):
160 GB Samsung SP1614N
160 GB Western Digital WD1600JB-00GVA0
250 GB Western Digital WD2500JB-00GVC0
200 GB Western Digital WD2000JB-00EVA0
Total of 704 Gibibytes (GiB = useable space)

Video adapter: Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM T PCI (2 MB!)
NIC: Fast EtherLink XL PCI (3C905B-TX)
Power Supply: ENlight 300W (HPC-300-101)
And black Asus 80-conductor IDE cables

About 9.7 MB/s read, 11.1 MB/s write
(Transferred a 775 MB .wav file to/from NASLite+ using FileZilla as a quick/dirty test through a Linksys 10/100 switch)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:03 pm 

Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:07 pm
Posts: 9
How are you guys able to get NASLite to run on such low memory requirements?

Abit BE6 Rev 2 mobo
Pentium II 233 CPU
Lexar JumpDrive 64

When I run NL I am getting:
Uncompressing NASLite Kernel...
OK, booting the kernel.
Uncompressing NASLite Kernel...

Out of memory

-- System halted

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:43 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:05 pm
Posts: 1679
Location: Up State NY in the USA!!!!
You likely have a bad SIMM/DIMM memory module.

Try removing all but one and booting, if it boots try the next. If it doesn't then you found your bad memory. Also just try reseating the memory.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:37 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:20 pm
Posts: 4
VIA Epia 533 fanless board with 128MB USB flash drive and 512MB Ram (Didn't have anything smaller :) ) 200GB Storage. Runs non stop 24/7 without fail and is totally silent.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:08 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:27 am
Posts: 577
Location: Scotland
Main: Yeong Yang YY-0221B case (up to 14 HDD's stock, 16 modded); Antec Trio 650W PSU;
Arima HDAMA Rev.G (2x PCI-X; 2x PCI-64; 2x PCI-32); 2x AMD Opteron 280 + 2x AMD 2U Heatpipe CPU Cooler;
8192MB DDR266 ECC; Onboard VGA; Onboard NIC (Failover);
IDE to CF adapter with 128MB CF running NASLite-M2 x64 v1.64;

3Ware 9550SX-12 12 Port SATA-II RAID Controller;

4 x 2TB = 5.3TiB-R5; 4 x 1.5TB = 4.0TiB-R5; Total = 9.3TiB

Spare: Antec NSK-4480B case, modded to take Coolermaster STB-3T4-E3-GP (4 x 3.5" drives in 3 x 5.25" bays + 120mm fan cooling, behind cosmetic cover & filter)
ASUS M3N WS (1 x PCI-X); AMD A64 X2 5600+;
4096MB DDR2-800; Onboard VGA; Onboard NIC;
IDE to CF adapter with 32MB CF running NASLite-2 x32 [USB] v2.64;

3Ware 9550SX-4LP 4 Port SATA-II RAID Controller;

4 x 1TB = 2.7TiB-R5.

Last edited by NickC on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:12 pm, edited 20 times in total.

 Post subject: standard case
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:58 pm 

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:59 pm
Posts: 18
VIA 1GIGAPRO VIA C3 1GigaPro CPU. Socket 370 600MHz CPU
512mb sdram p133
trendnet nic
160gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 and 7200.7 Plus family
300gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 family
300gb maxtor

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:45 pm 

Joined: Sat May 27, 2006 2:59 pm
Posts: 6

mobo : Asus A7V333R (KT333) with onboard Promise 133 lite (PDC20276)
CPU : Duron 1000
MEM : 512 DDR
LAN : netgear gigabit
PSU : tagan 420w

400Gb 16 Seagate 7200.9
300Gb 16 Maxtor Diam. 10
250Gb 8 Hitachi 7k250
160Gb 8 Seagate 7200.7

120Gb 8 Hitachi 7k250
80Gb 8 Maxtor Diam. 10 * naslite mirror
80 Gb WD * naslite mirror
120GB Samsung SP1203N

Performance : near 30Mb/s read & write.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:00 pm 

Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:20 pm
Posts: 14
Running NasLite USB 2.03

Intel D815EGEW desktop board
Intel Pentium III 1.2GHz
384MB PC-100 RAM
Intel Pro/1000 MT NIC
32MB San Disk USB Drive
300 Watt PSU

2 x 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8
1 x Western Digital 80GB
1 x Western Digital 250GB

Switch: Fiberdyne VS-G510 5-Port Gigabit Switch w/ SFP Slot

I can typically get 20-25% utilization over the gigabit network though a newtork share. FTP maxes out at a little over 33MB/sec. I am very pleased with these numbers.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:44 pm 

Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:19 pm
Posts: 70
Location: Ohio - USA
:D NasLite 2.04 CDD

Dell Dimension 4550
256MB RAM 400FSB
2.53 Ghz P4 processor
LSI Logic MegaRaid SATA 150-6
4xSeagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB HDDs in Raid 5
100Mbit NIC onboard Mobo

Achieving about 9.5 MB/sec on the transfers

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:38 am 

Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:26 pm
Posts: 3
NASLite 2.04 USB

Dell Optiplex Gn
233MHz Pentium w/MMX
Promise Ultra100Tx2 Controller Card
45GB HD0 (UDMA 5) + 40GB HD1 (UDMA 4) (coming up: 2x 500GB PATA HDDs)
RealTek 8139-based no-name NIC (coming up: 3Com 3c905B)
Floppy kicker (iomega driver works great! Panasonic driver didn't work at all)
1GB Sony MicroVault Tiny USB drive

Running 6+MB/s read & writes with my fastest box (AthlonXP 2400, Asus A7N8x-e w/Gigabit LAN ), about 2.8MB/s with a 733MHz PIII desktop 10/100 NIC, about 2.6+MB/s with Dell Precision M70 (wireless-G, 54Mb/s). Numbers represent MAX speeds, with MIN speeds about .8MB/s lower.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:48 am 

Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:23 am
Posts: 1
OS: - naslite 2.06 USB
Bootdisk: 128M USB 1.1 Flash disk enabled for boot as USB-ZIP and detected as: Vendor: SHUTTLE Model: SFD-00128 Rev: 1.11 (free from work :-))
Drives: 2x500GB PATA Hitachi Deskstar (HW090) with low power mode enabled with hitachi feature tool, and noise reduction at maximum (£130 for both from
160GB Seagate PATA - free from a friend
80GB Samsung SATA - free from old gaming PC
Drive Rack: Coolermaster 4-in-3 Device Module (£13.07 including postage from
Mobo/CPU: VIA PC2500E 1500Mhz low power flex ATX (2 PCI + 2 SATA << needed this for expansion + 2 IDE) £53.25 + VAT - whatever I sell the old EPIA 5000 for!
Network Card: Intel Pro 1000 gigabit NIC (low profile version)
Gigabit Switch: Netgear Pro-safe 8 port gigabit switch (with CAT6 patch board + cables)
Memory 512MB DDR2 kingston £9
PSU: 250W Enermax
Case: iCute 9 bay tower case - £25 quid from maplin (they sent me 2 by mistake!!)
35.40MB per second roughly 10x faster than the old 100Meg setup, played a HD-DVD rip over the network without any issues at all - no more copying files to the media pc before playing anymore :-)
Drive Temperature
Moved into the loftspace, and since I'm in england, I get the following temps:
Disk-0 TEMP 18°C
Disk-1 TEMP 18°C
Disk-2 TEMP 19°C
Disk-3 TEMP 13°C
Hopefully, summer won't cook them, but I will be keeping a close eye on the temperatures if we ever get any sunshine!
Beats the 500G WD Netcenter which proved to be non-upgradeable, I'd planned on adding extra storage with the USB ports on the WD, but files I'd copied onto it and verified using killcopy just disappeared, so that was a bust.

Just waiting for my gigabit ethernet cards to turn up and then I will do another performance test!!!

Last edited by bigredone on Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:06 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:34 am 

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:23 am
Posts: 1
Old Cyrix 200 MMX
32Meg of RAM (will upgrade to 64M when I find it in my pile of old bits).
250G Seagate Baracuda

Was seamless to setup, works like a dream, managed to populate the server from my backups in half the time it took with the old FAT32/Win98SE solution I was using.

Well impressed.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:35 pm 

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:25 pm
Posts: 294
Location: Delft NL / Brooklyn NY
NASLite+ 2 HDD / very stable

MotherBoard Intel D915PSY (MicroATX 9.6x9.6 inches)
Processor Socket 775 P4 630 3.0 Ghz
2x 512 Kingston Value RAM KVR400X64C3A/512
Asus EN6200LE TC256/TD graphic adapter
Transcend IDE flash 32Mb
2x RAID controller: 3ware 8006-2LP 2-port SATA RAID
3x Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200/10
1x Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200/12
2x RAID-1 500 GB arrays
Antec NSK4400 Case
Antec EA-380 Power Supply
Samsung SH-D163B DVD drive SATA
Iceberg IB-140 5.25" bay double fan system cooler
Generic floppy drive

Important with this IDE/SATA hard drive setup: BIOS drive settings to 'legacy OS' with one IDE channel for the flash drive (IDE Master) and one channel for the SATA DVD drive (only needed for install)

 Post subject: Recommendations?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:41 pm 

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:17 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Munich, Germany

I have the choice between the 3 systems below for a new NAS.
What would you recommend in terms of performance AND (!) power consumption?
The currently existing 3 PC in my home network have gigabit NICs, CAT5E or CAT6, the 10/100 3COM switch will be replaced in the future...

CPU: Intel Celeron D 2.8 GHz
NIC: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000MBit

Mainboard: Asus P3B-F
CPU: Pentium III, 1 GHz, Slot 1
NIC: Intel Gigabit Ethernet

CPU: 2x Intel Xeon 2.4 GHz.
NIC: Intel Pro 1000

Would #2 sufficient regarding the max possible performance for gigabit? I guess it would be at least the most economical, right?

 Post subject: Re: Recommendations?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:01 am 

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:17 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Munich, Germany
keks wrote:
CPU: Intel Celeron D 2.8 GHz
NIC: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000MBit
Mainboard: Asus P3B-F
CPU: Pentium III, 1 GHz, Slot 1
NIC: Intel Gigabit Ethernet
CPU: 2x Intel Xeon 2.4 GHz.
NIC: Intel Pro 1000

New idea. What about:
Intel i945GC/ICH7
CPU: Intel Atom 330

Everything onboard I need & low power consumption. What about speed? I guess it should be better than a Piii right?
Will such boards (incl. the onboard NIC) be supported in the next Version of M2?

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