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About Nikolithebear

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  • Birthday 1997-04-23


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  1. Very neat! I'm defiantly going to look into that. I'm almost tempted to see how freenas works with the netapp device so I can use ZFS and implement Raid 6. I havent really used storage spaces very much. Most of my expeirence is with Windows Server 2012 and R2. Edit: Or Xpenology
  2. I have never actually heart of that. One that I saw planning on testing was StarWind SAN which is a free vSAN Software to my knowledge.
  3. Looks like Ill just use storage spaces. I'm a college student that just got done with a (luckily) paid internship so I'm kinda sitting on funds that could be (and most likely) will be put towards more homelab stuff. I really want to move to a 42U Rack and not my 27U because its getting kinda full... My next project when this is done is moving to diskless servers and iSCI booting my other R410, R710 and R610 off my SAN maybe with either 10GB links or just some FC 4gb Nics that I can find in the trash outside of my office... Anyways, thank you and @Lurick for all the help. I'm sure I'll be back with updates and issues soon enough.
  4. Interesting, sense I'd be using software raid I'm wondering if the disks would pop up either way. I always hope for plug and play in the server world and always get disappointing almost instantly. If I where to do hardware raid what raid controller would I be able to use in this situation. The machine Id most likely be using in this case for a controller would be a Dell R410.
  5. I was looking at that, which dosent sounds fun. Do I have to reformat them? To my understanding its changing the Sector size which would just add space. Also nicely enough that guy in the video made a video on reformatting them as well.
  6. Correct! I found a X2065A on ebay for dirt cheap so thats in the list of things to get plus 8088 cables. I dont have a nice raid card unfortuantly but I wasent sure what to really look for if I wanted hardware raid with this SAN Most of the ones I find even at work are fibre channel and I cringe at the thought of working with it.
  7. I watched a video where someone pretty much got a desktop computer, and a HBA Raid Controller, and basicly slapped it together into a raid ) on the raid card. I wanted to basicly pass through the disks to the R410 and use windows Server Storage Spaces to put it into a software raid (I would perfer hardware raid but its just for homelab stuff so learning is more of the goal. ) A large amount of googling was done at 2AM when I found this deal. Its 270 bucks after shipping for it. 24 450gb drives and fulling redundant IO in the back.
  8. Hey All, I have the option to get a NetApp DS4243 with 24 450GB Drives for fairly cheap and I wanted to use it as a homelab SAN as well as a backup box. For a controller I read that you can get a NetApp X2065A 4Port HBA for a JBOD passthrough to the server. Im wanting to double check that Im in the right here. Edit: The OS I'd use for the server would be something like Windows Server 2016. I'm also wanting maybe an HBA that has Raid enabled on it for something like a raid 6. However Im thinking thats really expensive.
  9. It was more of a quick ballpark estimation plus if you get a nicer machine you can do plex transcoding or other things on the side as well as being a file server. But you are right you can get it for cheaper.
  10. I guess you can say this news is pretty.... explosive!!!!... Get it? TNT?...
  11. gpu

    Where is "This Card" You speak of?
  12. Get an old Dell or HP machine off ebay and throw 2 2tb hdds in it and put it in raid 1. Then file share it on the network. Should be about 200-ish dollars at the end of the day if you shop right.
  13. the wan show

    That is a thing yes. Expensive thing.
  14. servers nas

    D'Awwwww!!!! I only have a 27U Rack, 4 Servers and 1 Server Configured as a SAN.... Am I a big boy now?
  15. servers nas