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==What other bare-minimum things do I need for a NAS build?==
==What other bare-minimum things do I need for a NAS build?==
[[File:PCIetoSATA.png|200px|thumb|right|You will need the PCIe to SATA adapter from the PINE64 store to connect your disks to your ROCKPro64 board]]
[[File:PCIetoSATA.png|200px|thumb|right|You will need the PCIe to SATA adapter from the PINE64 store to connect your disks to your ROCKPro64 board. [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=6932 '''WARNING''': this adapter does not] [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=6511 work well with two HDD!]]]  
To assemble a functional NAS in the NAS Case you will require a number of additional parts.  
To assemble a functional NAS in the NAS Case you will require a number of additional parts.  
With the exception of HDDs/SSDs, everything you need for a complete build can be purchased from the PINE store:
With the exception of HDDs/SSDs, everything you need for a complete build can be purchased from the PINE store:
*A ROCKPro64 2GB or 4GB board
*A ROCKPro64 2GB or 4GB board
*A 12V 5A power supply  
*A 12V 5A power supply  
*A PCIe to dual SATA adapter
*A PCIe to dual SATA adapter: [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=6932 '''WARNING''', the SATA adapter from PINE64 store is low-quality and] [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=6511 will not function well with two SATA HDD].
*One or two 2.5”/ 3.5” HDDs (not sold in the PINE store).
*One or two 2.5”/ 3.5” HDDs (not sold in the PINE store).
*A class 10 micro SD card
*A class 10 micro SD card
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==Which software should I use?==
==Which software should I use?==
[[File:OMVGUI.png|200px|thumb|left|The OMV WebGUI is easy to understand but also very robust. It offers easy installation of plugins, system administration and overview of available services]]
[[File:OMVGUI.png|200px|thumb|right|The OMV WebGUI is easy to understand but also very robust. It offers easy installation of plugins, system administration and overview of available services]]
If you are intending to build a home or small company NAS, then we strongly recommend you use [http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/ROCKPro64_Software_Release#OpenMediaVault Open Media Vault (OMV)]. OMV is an open source NAS solution that makes setting up user accounts, network shares and services a breeze. It also simplifies installing additional features (called plugins), such as: PLEX media server; Remote Desktop; Encryption; RSync; etc.
If you are intending to build a home or small company NAS, then we strongly recommend you use [[ROCKPro64_Software_Release#OpenMediaVault|Open Media Vault (OMV)]]. OMV is an open source NAS solution that makes setting up user accounts, network shares and services a breeze. It also simplifies installing additional features (called plugins), such as: PLEX media server; Remote Desktop; Encryption; RSync; etc.


Its worth noting that Nextcloud, or other similar Cloud storage solutions, can also be easily installed alongside the OMV OS Image.  
Its worth noting that Nextcloud, or other similar Cloud storage solutions, can also be easily installed alongside the OMV OS Image.  
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To learn more about OMV please visit [https://www.openmediavault.org/ their website].     
To learn more about OMV please visit [https://www.openmediavault.org/ their website].     


To download the latest OMV build OR one of the numerous available Linux Distribution OS Images please visit the [https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/ROCKPro64_Software_Release ROCKPro64 OS download section].
To download the latest OMV build OR one of the numerous available Linux Distribution OS Images please visit the [[ROCKPro64_Software_Release|ROCKPro64 OS download section]].
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


==Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions==
==Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions==
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[[File:FrontIO.png|300px|thumb|left|Front IO with IR and LED relay installed]]
[[File:FrontIO.png|300px|thumb|left|Front IO with IR and LED relay installed]]
Make sure nothing is plugged into your ROCKPro64 - including a micro SD card.  
Make sure nothing is plugged into your ROCKPro64 - including a micro SD card.  
If you intend to use a heatsink with your board then please install it now before proceeding.
If you intend to use a heatsink with your board then please install it now before proceeding. If you bought the heatsink from the Pine64 store it comes with thermal paste and/or a thermal pad. You can use one or the other (not both!). The thermal pad is easier to apply but the thermal paste should be better at cooling if properly applied.


Place your ROCKPro64 into the case with USB 2.0 and 3.0/C ports facing the front of the case. It should fit snugly and align with the port cut-outs in the case. Do not attempt at installing the board at an angle; insert it while holding it level and lowering it into the case.
Place your ROCKPro64 into the case with USB 2.0 and 3.0/C ports facing the front of the case. It should fit snugly and align with the port cut-outs in the case. Do not attempt at installing the board at an angle; insert it while holding it level and lowering it into the case.
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With the board in place it's time to set up the PCIe to SATA adapter and do the cabling necessary to attach HDDs / SSDs.  
With the board in place it's time to set up the PCIe to SATA adapter and do the cabling necessary to attach HDDs / SSDs.  


Place the SATA Adapter into the PCIe slot on the ROCKPro64 board so that the holding bracket of the adapter faces the back of the case. In the back of the case there is a cutout for the PCIe adapter; the PCIe dual SATA adapter can be configured for eSATA if need be, and the eSATA ports are accessible in the back of the case. By default, the internal SATA connectors are active on the adapter.  
Place the SATA Adapter into the PCIe slot on the ROCKPro64 board so that the holding bracket of the adapter faces the back of the case. In the back of the case there is a cutout for the PCIe adapter; some
variants of the PCIe dual SATA adapter can be configured for eSATA if need be, and the eSATA ports are accessible in the back of the case. By default, the internal SATA connectors are active on the adapter.  


Secure the PCIe dual SATA Adapter with a single screw at the top of the bracket, in the back of the NAS Case.
Secure the PCIe dual SATA Adapter with a single screw at the top of the bracket, in the back of the NAS Case.


This is the right time to plug in the SATA and custom power cable. The SATA cables plug into the ports on the top of the adapter while the power cable plugs into DC header located on the board  - just below the power jack, to the left of the Ethernet port (when viewed from front).  
This is the right time to plug in the SATA and custom power cable. The SATA cables plug into the ports on the top or front of the adapter while the power cable plugs into DC header located on the board  - just below the power jack, to the left of the Ethernet port (when viewed from front).  


Have the cables hang outside the case or to the side for now so that they do not get in the way until they are needed.
Have the cables hang outside the case or to the side for now so that they do not get in the way until they are needed.
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The next step is to install HDDs/ SSDs into their holding bracket; 2.5” drives need to be installed at the very bottom of the bracket while 3.5” drives are at the top of the the bracket.
The next step is to install HDDs/ SSDs into their holding bracket; 2.5” drives need to be installed at the very bottom of the bracket while 3.5” drives are at the top of the the bracket.


For 2,5” drives make sure that the drives are oriented up and their SATA and power ports face the front of the NAS Case.
For 2.5” drives make sure that the drives are oriented up and their SATA and power ports face the front of the NAS Case.


For 3.5” HDDs, make sure they are oriented up and their SATA and power ports face the right side of the NAS Case (towards the fan mounting location).  
For 3.5” HDDs, make sure they are oriented up and their SATA and power ports face the right side of the NAS Case (towards the fan mounting location).  
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* Gigabit Ethernet port
* Gigabit Ethernet port
* HDMI
* HDMI
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