FreeNAS Mini OS Drive Upgrade

Last year I wondered if the original FreeNAS Mini can run the latest version of FreeNAS. Turns out it can, as long as you replace the original USB storage used for the OS with a larger drive. At the end of that article I said “Coming up next, a detailed step-by-step guide of the hardware installation of the mSATA card in the FreeNAS Mini. Well folks, welcome to life with ADHD. If you look at any of my posts since then you won’t find that detailed post. So uh… let’s make it shall we?

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I built a new storage server for myself two years ago to replace my existing FreeNAS Mini storage server that I purchased in 2013. The FreeNAS Mini was still perfectly OK, I had just outgrown the system to continue using it as my main storage. Since then the FreeNAS Mini has been sitting idle, but it still has 8TB of storage and can be upgraded to 16TB. I figured that with a little bit of updating it would be a perfect companion to have next to my main computer in my home office.

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Three Months With The iPhone

It’s been a little over three months since I’ve been using my iPhone full time, so I figured it was time to provide an update to the original post (The Perfect Cell Phone (for Me) Doesn’t Exist. Or… Why I Finally Broke Down and Bought an iPhone) with my thoughts. So, has anything changed? Well I still hate Apple. But the iPhone… is significantly better than the last time I tried to use one.

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I hate Apple. I don’t like the company. I don’t like their business practices (for the most part), and I’m not a real big fan of their UI/UX/interface design either. At home, I run everything on Linux, with the exception of a Windows desktop I use for gaming. I like knowing what my systems are doing, and being able to get into the guts of things to fix them if needed.

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