Recommended Hardware

If you’re thinking about building your own Xpenology below is our list of recommended hardware.

Recommended Cases

Fractal Design Node 304 - Black - Mini Cube Compact Computer Case - Small Form Factor - Mini ITX – Mitx - High Airflow - Modular Interior - 3X Silent R2 120mm Fans Included - USB 3.0
Fractal Design Node 804 No Power Supply MicroATX Cube Case FD-CA-NODE-804-BL, Black
Sale Thermaltake Core V21 SPCC Micro ATX, Mini ITX Cube Gaming Computer Case Chassis, Small Form Factor Builds, 200mm Front Fan Pre-installed, CA-1D5-00S1WN-00 Black

Recommended Hard Drives

We have a detailed post on the various hard drives for your Synology NAS here

Western Digital 6TB WD Red NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD - 5400 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, SMR, 256MB Cache, 3.5' - WD60EFAX
Seagate 4TB IronWolf NAS SATA Hard Drive 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive for NAS Servers, Personal Cloud Storage (ST4000VN008), Silver
Toshiba N300 6TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive - CMR SATA 6 GB/s 7200 RPM 128 MB Cache - HDWN160XZSTA
HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5-Inch 4TB 7200RPM SATA III 64MB Cache Internal Hard Drive Kit (0S03664)

Recommended CPU’s

Sale Intel Core i5-4460 LGA 1150 CPU - BX80646I54460
Sale intel Core i7-4790 Processor - BX80646I74790 (Renewed)
Intel Chip 3.1 4 BX80646I54570

Recommended Motherboards

ASRock B450M PRO4-F Socket AM4/ AMD Promontory B450/ DDR4/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.1/ M.2/ A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard
ASUS PRIME B360M-A (300 Series) Intel LGA-1151 mATX Motherboard with Aura Sync RGB header, DDR4 2666MHz, M.2 support, HDMI, Intel Optane memory ready, SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.1 Gen 2
GIGABYTE B450 AORUS M (AMD Ryzen AM4/Micro ATX/M.2 Thermal Guard/HDMI/DVI/USB 3.1 Gen 2/DDR4/Motherboard)

Pre-built Server

If you want something pre-built that you can just plugin and then install xpenology, you can look into the HP MicroServer line

SaleBestseller No. 1 HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus Ultra Micro Tower Server - 1 x Intel Xeon E-2224 3.40 GHz - 16 GB RAM - Serial ATA/600 Controller - 1 Processor Support - 32 GB RAM Support - Gigabit Ethernet - 4 x
SaleBestseller No. 2 Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus v2 Ultra Micro Tower Server for Small Business, Xeon E-2314 2.8GHz, 32GB Memory, 4TB SSD Storage, RAID, iLo
SaleBestseller No. 3 HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus v2 Ultra Micro Tower Server - 1 x Intel Pentium Gold G6405 4.10 GHz - 16 GB RAM - Serial ATA/600 Controller - Intel C252 Chip - 1 Processor Support - 64 GB RAM Supp
SaleBestseller No. 4 Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus v2 Ultra Micro Tower Server for Small Business, Xeon E-2314 2.8GHz, 64GB Memory, 4TB SSD
Bestseller No. 5 Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus v2 E-2314 4-core 1P 16GB-U VROC 4LFF-NHP 180W External PS Server
Bestseller No. 6 HPE ProLiant MicroServer G10 Plus Mini Tower Server for Business, Intel Xeon E-2224 3.4GHz, 32GB RAM, 8TB Storage, RAID