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About looney

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    Wise Counsel Lion Non-Noble Freeman from the Sands
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  1. Price per port is not so good on those, but if you are limited in PCIe slots then its a good alternative. I needed low profile so was no option for me.
  2. Sorry for the late response, No they are not loud.
  3. I just use NVS510 cards if I want to use a lot of monitors, they have 4 mini-DP 1.2 ports each so up to 16 monitors per card using MST's and are very cheap on eBay. Here is a little system I build yesterday that supports up to 112 monitors:
  4. I couldn't say, It isn't quiet but the fan speed is controlled by temperature so I personally don't find it very loud. As far as temps go, I havent populated mine yet.
  5. small teaser for my update:
  6. arrg, I really need to update this topic, cant right now, not at home on crappy hotel wifi. anyway, bought this to future proof my setup: https://www.hgst.com/sites/default/files/resources/4U60-Storage-Platform-DS.pdf
  7. So I have updated my storage array once again: Hardware CASE: Supermicro 6017R-N3RF4+ JBOD: Supermicro SC847 E16-RJBOD1 MB: Supermicro X9DRW-3LN4F+ CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2650 HS: Stock Supermicro heatsink RAM: 24x 8GB Micron ECC DDR3 12800 (192GB) HBA: LSI SAS 9200-8e ZIL SSD: 2x Intel DC S3610 100GB HDD 1: 8x 4TB Seagate ST4000NM0033 HDD 4: 37x 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000 Software and Configuration: My updated server is now running ZFS under freenas. Its using the following configuration: config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM FloppyD ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz2-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/93108990-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/97d47490-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/9a98d29c-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/94808bdc-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/9c2e2cf7-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/936061b7-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/9f4a75ab-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a6c61557-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a1d94dd6-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz2-1 ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/91e97661-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a39d4540-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/908760af-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a11c8a81-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/9ee2ec62-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a618af0c-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a3b56e8f-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a5bca058-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a72cba93-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz2-2 ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a517fa6f-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a63ff419-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/95c7c648-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/9e76827b-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/9fa4abb1-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a2031236-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a4c14ba4-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a7c82eac-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/a58aa746-e48a-11e6-b1e3-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz2-3 ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/eb182455-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/ec8d32b0-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/edc1526f-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/eef20607-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/f002450f-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/f123b618-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/f270ac82-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/f3a227a9-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/f4ba3d44-e802-11e6-839a-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz2-5 ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/6aabafbe-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/6b784ec3-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/6c4eda10-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/6d1e48c6-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/6de63bf2-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/6eb83a2d-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/6f85f888-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/705afb37-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/71f29dae-f056-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 logs mirror-4 ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/ac395a9a-f04f-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 gptid/acd503c6-f04f-11e6-a043-0025907e82ce ONLINE 0 0 0 Usage: I use the storage for movies and series, i have media players around the house that access it. Its also for backing up my computers and for general testing. Backup: The is arrays backed up to Yottacloud, this is a online cloud backup service. (I have 500/500 Mbps connection) Additional info: The server is nicknamed Abaddon as it's storage ranking score will be 666 AFAIK. Pictures are the same as my original post, just with a full JBOD now. PS: I'll be updating this topic now.
  8. Small update on the lack of updates: This is taking a while...
  9. Cost me 0$ and 0£ € however...
  10. Just ordered all the materials for the upgrade, so new system will be running this hardware: Server: Supermicro Server 6017R-NRF4+ CPU: 2x Intel XEON E5-2650v1 RAM: 24x 8GB 1600 DDR3 ECC RDIMM (192GB) SSD: 2x 512GB Samsung 850 Pro HBA: SAS 9200-8E HBA NIC: Dual port 10G SFP+ NIC JBOD: SC847 E16-RJBOD1 HDD1: 37x 4TB ST4000DM000 Seagate Desktop Drive HDD2: 8x 4TB ST4000NM0033 Seagate Constellation ES Drive The new server will run EXSi of USB. The 2 SSD's will be set up in RAID 1 to server as the ESXi datastore. I will be running a FreeNAS VM with 8 cores and 160GB RAM allocated to it with the HBA in passthrough mode. There will be 2 pools, one with the desktop drives and one with the enterprise drives The desktop drive pool will be 3 vdev's of 12 drives each in RAID-Z2. The enterprise drive pool will be 1 vdev of 8 drives in RAID-Z2 The remaining 4TB desktop will be a hot-spare. I may still buy a extra small SSD for the ZIL. This will bring the ranking TB's to 176TB excluding hot-spare with 44 drives giving me 666 storage ranking points! Server of the Beast!
  11. not that loud really, I mean, its in the basement for a reason but not bad.
  12. Hate to break it to ya but I'm also planning a little update. ESX will stay the same. Current NAS node will also become ESX, I have just bought 2x 2660 v2 for that and 128GB of ram As for the NAS, I bought a 1U supermicro, I'm not sure which CPU's I'll run on them, probably 2x E5-2630 with 192GB of ram. Also buying 8 more 4TB drives.
  13. My compliments to Dublin Airport, best airport WiFi so far. 

  14. awesome, just what i needed to hear, Jottacloud it is
  15. I had looked at jottacloud but I dont like this part of their Terms: 15. FAIR AND ACCEPTABLE USE All use of the Jotta Products and Services shall be in accordance with the principles and objectives as outlined in the Agreement and in accordance with applicable statutory laws and regulations. Individual Users with an unlimited subscription plan may use the Service for normal individual usage. Although Jotta does not limit bandwidth or storage on Unlimited Subscription plans, we reserve the right to limit excessive abuse. The Users total storage and network usage may be deemed excessive if your usage greatly exceeds the average usage of Jotta customers. As an example, we would define storage consumption over 10 TB as excessive and beyond the scope of normal usage. Again, I will be storing at least 75TB