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Compatible Hardware Lists

XigmaNAS works with a wide variety of hardware, there is no way we can test every combination available or guarantee that your particular hardware will be 100% compatible. It is your responsibility to determine if your hardware will work with a with a particular version of XigmaNAS? The first step in finding out is to take a look at the versions and check' Compatibility List. If your hardware is on the list for a particular version.

Building Your Ultimate Server

So far over the years we have found that systems that are build on Intel chipsets and Intel network interfaces gives lesser problems/bugs and does perform a little better than some other brands. We also see regular commits and driver updates for Intel hardware in the FreeBSD sources.

Motherboard of choice: Consumer boards and often “prosumer” boards are not always the best choice for a 24/7 running server. All the extra hardware that allows you to do overclocking, exotic audio and video features, etc is a big waste of power. Even when left disabled in the BIOS they will use power 24×7 nonstop. It might have all sorts of great features that are useful for desktops but we aren't building a desktop. We're building a server and we're looking for reliability and high uptime. You want a motherboard that has as much on-board that you need without the extra stuff you don't. For this we recommend server-grade boards like they are made by Supermicro, Supermicro is known for good engineering experience with server-grade hardware!

An extra bonus is the fact that most of those comes with an onboard IPMI lan connection. IPMI is really awesome. You can remotely connect to your server's if you don't want to leave a monitor/keyboard/mouse hooked up all of the time this *is* something you should get. It's easy to install an XigmaNAS.ISO over IPMI and/or adjust your Bios settings, or run the console of the server from any desktop/laptop you use and if needed, from anywhere around the world.

CPU of choice: There is no need to buy an ultra expensive CPU. When choosing from the recommended CPUs make sure your CPU is 64-bit compatible with your motherboard. We do recommend Intel Xeon Dual core's or better as those do support ECC if you really like to know what we prefer. In the end it's your choice. Keep in mind for high network transfer speed that the CPU frequency is important for Samba as Samba is single-threaded on a per-user basis. Generally any 3Ghz+ CPU will be more than capable of handling Samba at Gigabit speeds without a problem. Something that is mostly overlooked by a lot of users and custom builders.

Hardware issues

  • If you have hardware problems, or you suspect hardware problems, determine exactly what hardware you are using; CPU, MotherBoard make and model, controller's IDE, SATA, RAID, SCSI and USB, NIC make and model, etc..
  • If you find that a piece of your hardware does not appear to be currently supported, please endeavor to find the FreeBSD drivers, or a link to them yourself by (XigmaNAS x.x.x.x.xxxx release based on FreeBSD version.
  • Reviewing the Hardware compatibility list, select one from below.
  • Searching your hardware vendors website for FreeBSD compliant drivers (they may not exist and you may have to check with the vendors support site to find out if they exist or are under development).
  • If you find drivers, please submit a Feature Request that includes the web link of the driver and the make and model of the hardware.
  • If you 'think' a feature might be useful to other users, post it to XigmaNAS forum for the community to review and comment on.

XigmaNAS & FreeBSD Versions

Default XigmaNAS hardware support:

XigmaNAS FreeBSD Version Link Hardware list
11.3.0.4.xxxx 11.3 FreeBSD 11.3R Hardware Compatibility List
12.1.0.4.xxxx 12.1 FreeBSD 12.1R Hardware Compatibility List
Past releases FreeBSD Version Link Hardware list
12.0.0.4.xxxx 12.0 FreeBSD 12.0R Hardware Compatibility List
11.2.0.4.xxxx 11.2 FreeBSD 11.2R Hardware Compatibility List
11.1.0.4.xxxx 11.1 FreeBSD 11.1R Hardware Compatibility List
11.0.0.4.xxxx 11.0 FreeBSD 11.0R Hardware Compatibility List
11.0.0.3.xxxx 11.0 FreeBSD 11.0R Hardware Compatibility List
10.3.0.3.xxxx 10.3 FreeBSD 10.3R Hardware Compatibility List
10.2.0.2.xxxx 10.2 FreeBSD 10.2R Hardware Compatibility List
10.1.0.2.xxxx 10.1 FreeBSD 10.1R Hardware Compatibility List
9.3.0.2.xxxx 9.3 FreeBSD 9.3R Hardware Compatibility List

SATA NAS Hard Drives

Please learn about the precautions you must take when using so called “Green” drives from any manufacturer. It is up to you to understand the tradeoffs between power consumption, speed, and safety of your data! Please read: Q: Should I use so called “Green” drives in a NAS system and what is WDIDLE? before buying your drives. XigmaNAS highly recommends 24/7 Certified drives!

hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2016 hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017

Vendor Model Size RPM Works out
of the box?
24/7
Certification
Energy
Read/Write
HGST Deskstar NAS (H3IKNAS30003272SE) 3TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes
HGST Deskstar NAS (H3IKNAS40003272SE) 4TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes
HGST Deskstar NAS (H3IKNAS500012872SE) 5TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes
HGST Deskstar NAS (H3IKNAS600012872SE) 6TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes
HGST Deskstar NAS (H3IKNAS800012872SWW) 8TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes
HGST Ultrastar He8 (HUH728080ALE600) 8TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.4 W
HGST Ultrastar He8 (HUH728080ALE604) 8TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.4 W
HGST Ultrastar He10 (HUH721010ALE600) 10TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 6.8 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST1000VN002) 1TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes 3.6 W
Seagate NAS HDD (ST2000VN000) 2TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes
Seagate NAS HDD (ST2000VN001) 2TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST2000VN004) 2TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes 5.0 W
Seagate NAS HDD (ST3000VN000) 3TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes 5.6 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST3000VN007) 3TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes 5.6 W
Seagate NAS HDD (ST4000VN000) 4TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes 4.8 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST4000VN008) 4TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes 4.8 W
Seagate NAS HDD (ST6000VN0021) 6TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes 9.0 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST6000VN0041) 6TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 9.0 W
Seagate NAS HDD (ST8000VN0002) 8TB 5900 Yes 24/7 Yes 9.0 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST8000VN0022) 8TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 9.0 W
Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD (ST8000NE0004) 8TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.4 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST10000VN0004) 10TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 6.8 W
Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD (ST10000NE0004) 10TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 6.8 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST12000VN0007) 12TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.8 W
Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD (ST12000NE0007) 12TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.8 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST14000VN0008) 14TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.9 W
Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD (ST14000NE0008) 14TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.9 W
Seagate IronWolf HDD (ST16000VN001) 16TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.3 W
Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD (ST16000NE000) 16TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.6 W
Western Digital Red (WD10EFRX) 1TB 5400 Yes 24/7 Yes 3.3 W
Western Digital Red (WD20EFRX) 2TB 5400 Yes 24/7 Yes 4.1 W
Western Digital Red (WD30EFRX) 3TB 5400 Yes 24/7 Yes 4.1 W
Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4TB 5400 Yes 24/7 Yes 4.5 W
Western Digital Red (WD50EFRX) 5TB 5400 Yes 24/7 Yes 5.3 W
Western Digital Red (WD60EFRX) 6TB 5400 Yes 24/7 Yes 5.3 W
Western Digital Red (WD80EFZX) 8TB 5400 Yes 24/7 Yes 6.4 W
Western Digital Red (WD100EFAX) 10TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 6.2 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD2001FFSX) 2TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 6.5 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD2002FFSX) 2TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.8 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD3001FFSX) 3TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 8.6 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD4001FFSX) 4TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 8.6 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD4002FFSX) 4TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 9.1 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD5001FFWX) 5TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 10.6 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD6001FFWX) 6TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 10.6 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD6002FFWX) 6TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 9.1 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD8001FFWX) 8TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 7.2 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD101KFBX) 10TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 5.7 W
Western Digital Red Pro (WD121KFBX) 12TB 7200 Yes 24/7 Yes 6.0 W

LCD for LCDproc

Vendor Model Connection Status Drivers Webpage Info
CW12832 LCD CW12832 Serial or USB Works CwLnx check: http://www.cwlinux.com/products/cw12832 check: http://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=955
HD44780 LCD U204FB-A3 USB Works HD44780 check: http://www.lcdmodkit.com/lcd/U204FB-A3.html Works perfectly check: https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=979&p=20716#p20716
HD44780 LCD U204FY-A2 USB Works HD44780 check: http://www.lcdmodkit.com/lcd/U204FY-A2.html
HD44780 LCD U204FR-A2 USB Works HD44780 check: http://www.lcdmodkit.com/lcd/U204FR-A2.html
HD44780 LCD U204FW-A1 USB Works HD44780 check: http://www.lcdmodkit.com/lcd/U204FW-A1.html

UPS - Known to Work Uninterruptible Power Suplies

Vendor Model Notes / Reference
CyberPower VALUE800E-GP –dead link–
APC Back-UPS 550 VA –dead link–
APC Back-UPS ES 350 to 650 UPS will not power down all the rest works
APC Back-UPS CS 650 VA UPS will not power down all the rest works
APC APC BACK-UPS RS 1500VA Reported working
APC Smart-UPS 1000 VA Reported working, read: –dead link–
Mustek PowerMust 600 VA Reported working, read: –dead link–
Power Inspired CIX3085 Reported working, read: https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=6673//

NUT UPS Compatibility List

DOM/IDE/USB Flash Drives

Note - Some flash drives (SanDisk Cruzer, others) come pre-installed with an emulated, read-only CD-ROM drive holding data from the manufacturer. These should be wiped to ensure trouble free use.
Vendor Model Works out
of the box?
Notes
Addonics Addonics IDE CF Yes
HyperStoneFlash Disk 30/06/03 IDE CF Yes
IEI CF-KIT04 Adapter Yes
Kingston 2GB Compact Flash Yes
PC Engines GmbH CFDISK.1E Yes
PQI 512MB turbo DOM 40pin vertical Yes
SanDisk Cruzer 4GB No Wipe before using! Then it works fine.
SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash 4GB Yes
SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash 8GB Yes
SanDisk Extreme PRO® 16GB Yes Transfer speeds of up to 160MB/s
Transcend 2GB 40Pin vertikal Yes
Transcend 4GB 40Pin vertikal Yes

XigmaNAS UPnP Hardware/Software Compatibility List

Hardware

  • DENON AV Receivers: AVR-4810, AVR-4520, AVR-4311, AVR-4306, AVR-4308, AVR-3311, AVR-3313, AVR-3310, AVR-2313, AVR-2113, AVR-1913 and newer models (NET-AUDIO usage on the receiver, DENON AVR profile UPnP service).
  • ONKYO AV Receivers: TX-NR3008, TX-NR3009, TX-NR5008, TX-NR5009 and newer models.
  • Philips Streamium SL400i.
  • Netgear MP101.
  • Kodak EX1011 WiFi Digital Picture Frame.
  • Linksys WMLS11B.
  • Freecom MusicPal.
  • Bewan iMedia HD 100 (ok via Samba (all formats) / ok via UPnP (except ISO and MKV which hang the box)).
  • Tivo (with PyTivo).
  • Popcorn Hour devices for streaming using cifs/smb or NFS

Software

  • Plex App when Plex Media Server plugin on XigmaNAS is used.
  • Winamp + On2Share for Winamp v0.1 Plugin
  • Geexbox 1.0
  • Windows Media Player
  • CLAMP
  • VLC (UPNP version only)
  • PyTivo
xigmanas_users_hardware.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/08 00:05 by zoon01