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Building a DIY Mac Mini Nas

Building a DIY Mac Mini NAS

Note: The instructions below worked on my initial install but i’ve been unable to replicate it upon further attempts. I now get various system errors and failed installs and nothing remotely resembling a working NAS. I’m keeping the below post active for education purposes with this disclaimer but will update with working…

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DIY Synology NAS (Running Xpenology OS) Update

I’ve been successfully running my DIY Synology NAS (running Xpenology OS) for the last couple of weeks and I have come to a simple conclusion – this box isn’t the quickest system I’ve ever put together. On paper the specs are fine, the web interface is nice and snappy and the Xpenology OS…


Building a DIY Synology NAS

Since Installing Server 2016 on my Mac Mini, I’ve been looking for some dedicated storage for my home lab so I’ve put together a DIY Synology NAS running XPEnology. What is a NAS? NAS stands for Network Attached Storage, and is in essence device full of hard drives providing data access…


Install Windows Server 2016 on a Mac Mini

After much build up and fanfare, Windows Server 2016 has now been officially launched. I’d planned on creating a test VM on my HP Microserver Gen8 but its puny Celeron CPU just doesn’t have the grunt that I need to be able to play around with Server 2016 properly. I’d…


HP Microserver Gen8 CPU Upgrade

HP Microserver Gen8 CPU Upgrade

Well, I’ve been running my HP Microserver Gen8 for over 6 months now, and despite a few minor upgrades i’ve not really done much with the core of the server (CPU, RAM etc), so now is the time to investigate a HP Microserver Gen8 CPU Upgrade. HP Microserver Gen8 CPU Upgrade The…