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XigmaNAS can be installed onto a wide range of hardware. Anything from an actual server to an old PC you may have laying around!

Hardware Requirements

  • Multicore 64-bit* processor
  • A PC with a a minimum of 8GB of RAM (ECC Recommended), a bootable CD-Rom Drive plus either:
    • A Floppy Disk/USB Stick (for configuration storage) and one or more Hard Drives (as storage)
    • A Bootable USB or CF drive (2GB minimum for Embedded platform, 4GB for the Full platform),
      but use CF or USB drive for Full platform not recommended and 1 or more Hard Drives for its data storage.
    • A Bootable Hard Drive and one or more Hard Drives (as storage)
    • A Bootable Hard Drive (which will be partitioned for XigmaNAS and Data)
  • Or a virtual PC emulator such as VMware/QEMU configured as above.
Note - Where XigmaNAS is installed on a bootable USB Drive, CF Drive or Hard Drive, the bootable CD-ROM should be removed once XigmaNAS is installed. At this time installing XigmaNAS from LiveCD/LiveUSB is the only supported method
  • 2GB of RAM is the absolute minimum required for running swapless.
  • 512MB of free RAM is the minimum required for upgrading the embedded version.
  • Using advanced features like software RAID 5 and enabling lots of functions may need more RAM (4GB or more).
  • For using ZFS, we do recommend an absolute minimum of 8GB RAM for greater system performance.
The best way to get the most out of your system is to install as much system RAM as you can!
documentation/setup_and_user_guide/hardware_requirements.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/22 22:55 by ms49434