Crowdfunding a NAS device that respects your freedom

Christian Pietsch christian.pietsch at
Tue May 2 11:57:05 UTC 2017

Hi Daniel,
hi all,

just two comments:

On Tue, May 02, 2017 at 01:41:03PM +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> On 02/05/17 12:21, Christian Pietsch wrote:
> >
> Positives:
> - free
> - can install own OS
> - 6 bays
> - fanless
> Negatives:
> - no caddies
> - limited performance - I would prefer something like the AL-514 based
> NAS boxes, Quad Core, 8GB max RAM, 10GbE

I guess the GnuBee is just powerful enough to be a NAS and a streaming
media server – not much more. If you are worried about NAS performance,
you can look at the benchmarks:

If you want Intel inside, you also get Intel ME, the opposite of RYF.
I hope you have all heard about this recently discovered bug in ME:

> - no HDD noise damping

The guy who created the GnuBee wanted something to put his SSDs in.
You can also use rotating HDDs, but they certainly make more noise.


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