- Jul 15, 2018
I actually have the perfect board for this, I've been testing one myself as a <$100 5x1GbE router with an intel I350-T4.yeah, but your own list of desirable features include a need to support multiple 2.5" disks. How does using a RasPi fit in this case? I mean, a Helios4 might make sense, but this is a hobbyist board with a few USB ports (and no native SATA or SAS interface). Are you planning to slap the drives into USB2 enclosures and softRAID between them?
They've got a pre-built case for it but if I were using as a NAS I'd probably just use a SAS HBA with as many drives as I felt like hanging off of it and make the case myself.
Support for this board is way early, software is still very much alpha and I'm having trouble getting it to recognize my 10GbE or Infiniband cards, but there's a *lot* of potential here for <$100.