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
Sale 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
Sale Toshiba N300 6TB NAS 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive - CMR SATA 6 GB/s 7200 RPM 128 MB Cache - HDWN160XZSTA
Sale 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
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
Sale 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

Bestseller No. 1 HP MicroServer Gen10 Plus Mini Tower Server, Intel Xeon E-2224 3.4GHz, 32GB RAM, 16TB Storage, RAID, Windows Server 2019
Bestseller No. 2 HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus Server with one Intel Xeon E-2224 Processor, 16 GB Memory, and 4 Large Form Factor (LFF) Non-hot Plug Drive Bays
SaleBestseller No. 3 HP MicroServer Gen10 Plus Tower Server for Small Business, Intel Xeon E-2224 3.4GHz up to 4.6GHz Turbo, 32GB RAM, 4TB Fast SSD Storage, RAID, Windows Server 2019
Bestseller No. 4 HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus NAS Server for Business, Intel Xeon E-2224 3.4GHz, 32GB RAM, 8TB Storage, RAID, FreeNAS OS
SaleBestseller No. 5 HP MicroServer Gen10 Plus Tower Server for Business, Intel Xeon E-2224 3.4GHz, 32GB RAM, 8TB Storage, RAID, Windows Server 2019, 32GB, 8TB HDDs, Windows 2019
Bestseller No. 6 HP MicroServer Gen10 Plus Tower Server for Business, Intel Xeon E-2224 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 4TB SATA, RAID