Question Nas on budget for to use FREEnas

Jun 24, 2019
Hi People,

I would like to learn how to use FreeNas with "hands on" this software, so I am considering building up a budget one. I would like to have some recommendations as I have the following spare parts at home:
-NVMe Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB
- Seagate HDD 2.5 500GB

At the beginning, I was considering to buy:

Option 1 ->
  • Dell Optiplex 7010 MT - Core i3-3240 @ 3,4 GHz - 4GB RAM - 120GB HDD / 149Euros
  • Ram Crucial 8 GB ram DDR3 / 40Euros
Option 2 ->
- Build up from scratch a pc under 200 euros budget

Option 3 ->
Purchase TERRAMASTER Type-C 2 Bay 5 Bay RAID Enclosure External RAID Hard Drive Enclosure (Diskless) / 200 Euros
And forget about FREEnas

Important: I would like to experiment with FreeNas because I join the field of Server/Storage recently and I would like to be more confident with the installations and setups. But the purpose of this NAS is also to have redundancy for approximately 1/1.5TB of data because in the past I lost the data in my drives.

Thanks in advance!