Step 5: Setting Up the Share

Setting up Freenas below I've listed out to add the disks and share them on your network if you like to know more or get the most out of your NAS box Try this FreeNas Guide

Now you need to setup & format the Disk and the share.
  1. Login in to the system User name: admin Password freenas
  2. Go to Disk management
  3. Click the + symbol to add a disk
  4. Select the Disk from the drop down
  5. Give the Hard disk a name
  6. Click Save
  7. Click apply Change
  8. Go to Disks > Format
  9. Select the disk
  10. Select the disk format UFS
  11. Go to Disks > Mount
  12. Select the disk which needs mounting from the drop down
  13. Name the disk's
  14. Click apply Changes
  15. Got to services > CFIS/SMB
  16. Click on enable
  17. Click shares
  18. Click on the + symbol
  19. Select the directory than you want share
  20. Give it a Name
  21. Apply the changes 
You should now be able to connect to network share by connecting the freenas ip address
i wouldve used a hole saw sized to the fan then drill 4 the 4 bolts.
Did you have to format/reformat any of the storage drives to use them with FreeNAS?
Not strange at all, I've lived in England and in the US. I noticed that quite often the prices were the same in pounds as what I would pay in dollars back home. Probably due to the high cost of living in England.
It's a nice idea, but I would take an old junk computer (about 5-10 years old) and install a decent size hard drive. The hard drive could use a SATA-IDE converter if the motherboard doesn't have a SATA port, or could even be connected via USB (albeit slower). The advantage of a junk computer is they're dirt cheap. You can use one you've retired (or even one you passed on to somebody else when you give them the computer you've just retired.<br>
you could of used the battery to gain ups ability and safer data
I Think I will in version 2 along with some activity light for the hard disk
Could you give me an estimate of how much all of this costs?
EEEpc of ebay &pound;50<br>Harddrive Caddies &pound;20<br>USB HUB &pound;1.10<br>Case &pound;14.99<br>USB Socket 1000mA &pound;9.99<br>PC Fan &pound;3.00<br>USB Lead &pound;1.00<br><br>Total &pound;95.08<br><br>This is strangely the same sort of price in dollars. The eecpc of ebay could be any netbook or a laptop (as long as it fits in the case) so that could be place to save some money.<br>

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