FreeNAS 11.2 – How to Setup New Hard Drives

By | December 21, 2018

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I just purchased 4 x 4TB drives for my second NAS, so i created a tutorial that will walk you through using FreeNAS 11.2, creating the pool, datasets, user permissions and SAMBA windows share, I purposely show it not working so you can get an understanding how permissions work.

Video Guide

Hardware I Used

I use the HP Micro-server to run my FreeNas get the Gen10 quite cheap now, just install FreeNAS on a USB stick and put in your 4 x 4TB hard drives and your on your way. 

4 thoughts on “FreeNAS 11.2 – How to Setup New Hard Drives

  1. metalhusky

    I think his problem was that in Services > SMB, the GuestAccount is set to Nobody by default.
    I had the same issue, a commenter on your video pointed it out.
    So if you set up a new system maybe make a new video and update it, newbies like us don’t know what the f- we are doing, at least yet, and it’s nice to have step by step guids like this.

    1. My Random Tips Post author

      Good idea, I’ll make a new video on how to setup a new system and add these missing parts, I’ll then point the current video and link it together.


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