ASUSTOR and Seagate sent me a brand new NAS and hard drives. They wanted me to see if my little Raspberry Pi NAS could keep up.

The results? Well, they might surprise you. This video details the hardware setup process and some thoughts on whether you might be better off buying a NAS for a small premium over DIY.

Blog post with hardware build details: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/building-25-gbps-5-drive-pi-nas-hardware-setup

Products mentioned in the video (some are affiliate links):

– ASUSTOR Lockerstor 4 AS6604T: https://amzn.to/3cKjbJr
– Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 4GB Lite: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/compute-module-4/
– Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/compute-module-4-io-board/
– SanDisk Extreme microSD card – 32GB: https://amzn.to/3vKhLaT
– I/O Crest SI-PEX60016 2 port PCIe Switch: https://amzn.to/3cYmdKz
– PCIe 1x to 16x extension cable: https://amzn.to/3cJk19t
– Rosewill 2.5 Gpbs PCIe 1x card: https://amzn.to/3tsOfEv
– IO Crest 5-port SATA III PCIe JMB585 HBA: https://amzn.to/30VjKdX
– Noctua 120mm 1700 rpm NF-P12 fan: https://amzn.to/2NrMhVs
– Noctua NA-FC1 PWM fan controller: https://amzn.to/3tvPB15
– CableCreation SATA III cables (5 pack: https://amzn.to/3cJkjgz
– Phanteks 3.5″ HDD bracket (2 pack x2: https://amzn.to/3vz3UUt
– Redragon 700W fully-modular PSU: https://amzn.to/3vC5q8A
– Kentek 4-pin Molex to 4-pin Floppy adapter: https://amzn.to/38Prwuc

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00:00 – My little NAS problem
00:58 – Lockerstor 4 unboxing
06:34 – Seagate IronWolf NAS drives
11:58 – Lockerstor 4 bootup
14:30 – Say hello to my little Pi NAS!
16:36 – Pi NAS setup
22:30 – Pi NAS bootup
24:31 – A tantalizing conclusion