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just bit the bullet , bought 4 extra 4Tb RED´s , my raid5 array is almost empty , so in 3-4 hours I will be installing them , the raid initialization will take 6 days 5x4Tb... 

I am actually thinking to skip raid and go further with JBOD , I only use raid for the ease of having 1 huge drive. 

 

so Im replacing 8x 2tb green , with 5x 4Tb RED´s , curious how much my power usage will drop.

at least 4x 2Tb are going into my HP microserver , so its almost an 10tb machine :D


Main Rig : i7 5960X - 16GB DDR4 LPX 2400mhz - Asus Rampage V - 980GTX Ti - AX1200i - 650D - H110 - 1TB 840 EVO SSD - 30 inch HP 1600p IPS + 2xHP 20 inch 1600x1200 PLP setup! - Oculus DK2 - Logitech G502 - Corsair K70 RGB - Fanatec GT3 Wheel

i7 3930K - 16GB DDR3 2133mhz - Asus Rampage IV - 2 x 680GTX - AX850 - 550D - H100i - 256GB 830 Pro SSD - 2713HM 1440p IPS - G5 -

i5 3570K - MSI SLI Z87 motherboard - 4GB Corsair 1600mhz - Adaptec 31205 - Dell Perc 5/i - Intel Quad PT1000 Gigabit Network Card - Loads of 4TB RED's - +-70tb total storrage - HX850watts - Ri-Vier 24bay 4 U case

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just bit the bullet , bought 4 extra 4Tb RED´s , my raid5 array is almost empty , so in 3-4 hours I will be installing them , the raid initialization will take 6 days 5x4Tb... 

I am actually thinking to skip raid and go further with JBOD , I only use raid for the ease of having 1 huge drive. 

 

so Im replacing 8x 2tb green , with 5x 4Tb RED´s , curious how much my power usage will drop.

at least 4x 2Tb are going into my HP microserver , so its almost an 10tb machine :D

What, no RAID? You have offsite backup?

 

Damn it man, I really wanted to know what the performance was like.

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What, no RAID? You have offsite backup?

 

Damn it man, I really wanted to know what the performance was like.

 

I have a Microserver , the most important files are synced . 

 

Well I just did a 4 drive Raid 5 with quick initialization 383MB's Read and 260MB's write . looks good , need to empty a  4tb RED that I already had . Doing this via network , constant 98% Gigabit utilization . Nice!  

 

update: I build the new array 5x4tb RAID 5 = 16Tb usable . 

 

Also Found 2 Drive with bad clusters (green drives) so I will need to send them back to WD...

the array is building itself now. takes ages.... 

also the PERC 5i Lost a configuration and couldn't import it as an foreign config. weird ! (luckily its only one 2Tb drive)  R-studio FTW!

 

I once had a better week :(


Main Rig : i7 5960X - 16GB DDR4 LPX 2400mhz - Asus Rampage V - 980GTX Ti - AX1200i - 650D - H110 - 1TB 840 EVO SSD - 30 inch HP 1600p IPS + 2xHP 20 inch 1600x1200 PLP setup! - Oculus DK2 - Logitech G502 - Corsair K70 RGB - Fanatec GT3 Wheel

i7 3930K - 16GB DDR3 2133mhz - Asus Rampage IV - 2 x 680GTX - AX850 - 550D - H100i - 256GB 830 Pro SSD - 2713HM 1440p IPS - G5 -

i5 3570K - MSI SLI Z87 motherboard - 4GB Corsair 1600mhz - Adaptec 31205 - Dell Perc 5/i - Intel Quad PT1000 Gigabit Network Card - Loads of 4TB RED's - +-70tb total storrage - HX850watts - Ri-Vier 24bay 4 U case

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ProximaServer

 

 

Hardware
CASE: LianLi something.. it's an older model :P
PSU: 550 Watt
MB: ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS
CPU: Intel E8600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.33 GHz
HS: Generic Tower style
RAM: 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1333 Patriot
RAID CARD: LSI 8888-ELP w/ BBU and 256MB Cache
SSD: ADATA SX900 64GB
HDD 1: 2x 3TB Seagete ST3000DM001
HDD 2: 1x 3TB Western Digital WD30EZRX
HDD 3: 1x 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001
HDD 4: 2x 500GB Hitachi something

Expander Case: SE3016 16-bay SAS Expander case (The 2TB and 500GB drives are in here).
 
Software and Configuration:

My server is running Windows Home Server 2011 and FlexRAID for the array and data storage pooling.

The array is running essentailly 4x 3TB in a "RAID 5-like" configuration. This is done using FlexRAID and their DRU system. The two 500GB HDD's and the 2TB HDD are combined together to form a single virtual 3TB HDD, which is then pared with the 3 other 3TB HDD's. This gives a total space of 12TB, with 9TB usable after parity (Note, actual formatted TiB space is less). The SAS Expander is attached via Multichannel SAS Cable SFF-8087 to the LSI 8888-ELP.

All 3 of the 3TB HDD's are connected directly to the motherboard and stored in the case, because the LSI 8888-ELP does not support HDD's larger then 2TB. Eventually this will be upgraded with a 3TB+ supporting LSI RAID Card or HBA Card.

 
Usage:
The server is both a file and media server. I back up all my computers to it nightly using incremental, image based backups. In addition, I store all my HD Blu-Ray and DVD rips of movies and TV shows on here, which is handled by Plex Media Server.
 
Backup:
The Media is not backed up. This is partially because my Internet cannot support the speeds and bandwidth necessary to do so, and partially because I cannot afford a local backup solution for the whole server.

The server SSD boot drive itself, plus irreplaceable documents and pictures are backed up nightly to an external 1TB HDD that is connected via USB 2.0 (A WD 1TB Elite drive, the one with the E-Ink display).

The Backups of my computers are not backed up, since unless both the server and the computer died at the same time, I'll at least have 2 copies (One copy of Data from the computer, and one copy of data as the backup on the server itself).

This system is NOT protected against fire/flood/theft.

 
Additional info:
Most of the parts for the server were just spare parts that were lying around. The RAID Card was cheap from eBay, and came as a discounted bundle with the SE3016 expander case. The SAS Expander was purchased because I wanted the ability to massively expand the array size without having a stupid large PC case and a beast PSU.
 
Photo's:
 

The FlexRAID Array:

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The SAS Expander and the LSI RAID Card (With BBU):

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I'll have more pictures uploaded sometime in the future. I'll also clear up some of the specs (Generic PSU, Generic Tower Cooler, etc) when I can be arsed to open up the case and get the info :P

 

Woot! Finally part of the 10TB club!

 


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Woot! Finally part of the 10TB club!

Welcome! :D

Also, nice system.


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Woot! Finally part of the 10TB club!

Nice server :)


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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So now we're finally into Summer in Aus i thought I should looking into a slightly better cooling solution than just turning on my exhaust fans when I leave for work in the morning so I found this Reptile enclosure heater/cooler.

 

I set the ideal temp as 30, fans kick in at 36degrees. Lucky I did, she's a bit warm in there today. (currently 41 degrees at 6:00pm)

 

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This is all very ghetto as i'm waiting for a female IEC to stanard GPO outlet so I can just run it into a power rail/PDU

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Hardware
CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos II
PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W 80 Plus Gold
MB: Asus Z87-DEluxe/Dual
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770k
HS: Cooler Master Seidon 240M
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro @ 2133MHz
RAID CARD: N/A
SSD: 256GB Samsung 840 Pro
HDD 1: 4x 3TB Seagate Barracuda
HDD 2: 1x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green
HDD 3: 1x 2TB Seagate Barracuda
HDD 4: 2x 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda

HDD 5: 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda

Expander Case: N/A
 
Software and Configuration:

Windows 8.1, JBOD. Initially configured as RAID1, but windows was unable to expand the RAID beyond 15TB, so I was forced to go JBOD. 

 

Usage:
Media and file server.

 
Backup:
No backup. As most of the media stored are not original creations of my own, not backing up is my way of punishing myself should anything happen.


Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Arctic White Windowed | Motherboard: Asus Z87-Deluxe/Dual | CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k | CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M | RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro @ 2133 Mhz | GPU: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB | PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W 80 Plus Gold | Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 | Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Mouse | Headset: SteelSeries Siberia V2 | Monitor: 3x Dell P2414H

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Hardware

CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos II

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W 80 Plus Gold

MB: Asus Z87-DEluxe/Dual

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770k

HS: Cooler Master Seidon 240M

RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro @ 2133MHz

RAID CARD: N/A

SSD: 256GB Samsung 840 Pro

HDD 1: 4x 3TB Seagate Barracuda

HDD 2: 1x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green

HDD 3: 1x 2TB Seagate Barracuda

HDD 4: 2x 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda

HDD 5: 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda

Expander Case: N/A

Very Nice, any pics?


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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Very Nice, any pics?

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Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Arctic White Windowed | Motherboard: Asus Z87-Deluxe/Dual | CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k | CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M | RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro @ 2133 Mhz | GPU: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB | PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W 80 Plus Gold | Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 | Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Mouse | Headset: SteelSeries Siberia V2 | Monitor: 3x Dell P2414H

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Nice :)


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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Hmmm....

Time for a upgrade?


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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Time for a upgrade?

 

One does not "Upgrade"! Just add more drives! :P

But if Im going to add more drives I need a new or one more controller, and a new expander, and a PSU, a new mobo and CPU. Ehhh... I thing I'll just look for dupefiles for now and delete them :P

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One does not "Upgrade"! Just add more drives! :P

But if Im going to add more drives I need a new or one more controller, and a new expander, and a PSU, a new mobo and CPU. Ehhh... I thing I'll just look for dupefiles for now and delete them :P

Why not see if you can pick up a SAS expander case? Does your server/controller have any free SAS ports?


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* Intel i7-4770K * ASRock Z97 Anniversary * 16GB RAM * 750w Seasonic Modular PSU *

* Crucial M4 128GB SSD (Primary) * Hitachi 500GB HDD (Secondary) *

* Gigabyte HD 7950 WF3 * SATA Blu-Ray Writer * Logitech g710+ * Windows 10 Pro x64 *

 

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Hardware
CASE: Silverstone GD08
PSU: Antec 550W VP-550P
MB: ASROCK Z87Extreme6
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670
HS: Stock Intel heatsink
RAM: 8GB Kit, Kingstone (1600MHz)
PCIE CARD 1: AMD 5670 GPU (needed for Plex)

PCIE CARD 2: 4 port Sata 
SSD: Plextor 128GB SSD PX-M5S
HDD 1: 1x 4TB Segate Barracuda
HDD 2: 4x 3TB WD Green
HDD 3: 3x 2TB WD Green

 
Software and Configuration:
My server/NAS is running Windows 8.1 and im using storage spaces for the array as all the drivers are different volume and models
My array currently consists of 8 drives totalling 22TB. The array is setup in parity so the usable space is probably closer to 14tb
 
Usage:
I use the system as a home server/NAS, it holds all my data (Excluding games), tv shows, movies and photos. It runs plex media server which is used to deliver video to 5 or 6 other devices.
 
Backup:
The is arrays backed up once a month to a couple of external usb drives (not ideal, i know)
 
Additional info:
Nearly all the components have been salvaged from past builds. In the future i want to move the whole thing into a norco case. I have just finished building it and testing software. I know i need to do some cable management. :P
 
Photo's:

 

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The messy internals, Pending cable management.

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List of drives in the storage space control panel
 

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Hehe, that cabling reminds me of the 90s. :D

Nice specs though. :)


BUILD LOGS: HELIOS - Latest Update: 2015-SEP-06 ::: ZEUS - BOTW 2013-JUN-28 ::: APOLLO - Complete: 2014-MAY-10
OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
FORUM INFO: Community Standards ::: The Moderating Team ::: 10TB+ Storage Showoff Topic

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My eyes are burning

Yeah i know. Im having real trouble getting the sata and power for the drives to be neat. The stupid layout of the sata PCIE card doesnt help either.

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Hardware

CASE: Silverstone GD08

PSU: Antec 550W VP-550P

MB: ASROCK Z87Extreme6

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670

HS: Stock Intel heatsink

RAM: 8GB Kit, Kingstone (1600MHz)

PCIE CARD 1: AMD 5670 GPU (needed for Plex)

PCIE CARD 2: 4 port Sata 

SSD: Plextor 128GB SSD PX-M5S

HDD 1: 1x 4TB Segate Barracuda

HDD 2: 4x 3TB WD Green

HDD 3: 3x 2TB WD Green

Nice Sever :)


Rig CPU Intel i5 3570K at 4.2 GHz - MB MSI Z77A-GD55 - RAM Kingston 8GB 1600 mhz - GPU XFX 7870 Double D - Keyboard Logitech G710+

Case Corsair 600T - Storage Intel 330 120GB, WD Blue 1TB - CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - Displays Dell U2312HM, Asus VS228, Acer AL1715

 

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I just looked over the last few pages of this thread, there's been some crazy stuff added  :o

 

I'm getting some new hardware for my server soon (supermicro case :D) and I'll be using Solaris 11 instead of CentOS (I was originally using mint).

 

The only upgrade to the actual storage is getting though is a 240GB intel 530 for the L2 ARC because my current 64GB crucial M4 is a bit too small and slow for my taste. (L2 ARC is the level 2 ZFS cache (behind RAM) for those not familiar with ZFS)

 

I'll be making a separate build log, but for now I just thought I'd update this thread.  :P  


Workstation: 3930k @ 4.3GHz under an H100 - 4x8GB ram - infiniband HCA  - xonar essence stx - gtx 680 - sabretooth x79 - corsair C70 Server: i7 3770k (don't ask) - lsi-9260-4i used as an HBA - 6x3TB WD red (raidz2) - crucia m4's (60gb (ZIL, L2ARC), 120gb (OS)) - 4X8GB ram - infiniband HCA - define mini  Goodies: Røde podcaster w/ boom & shock mount - 3x1080p ips panels (NEC monitors for life) - k90 - g9x - sp2500's - HD598's - kvm switch

ZFS tutorial

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Here's my update, I tried to bold the changes

 

Hardware
CASE: Lian Li PC-A70F with Lian Li EX-23NB, EX-34NB, Sans Digital HDDRACK5, Mediasonic 4-bay Probox, and 8-bay Probox

PSU: Antec New Truepower 750w (Seasonic rebrand)
MB: Asus P8P67 Pro
CPU: Intel i7-2600k at 4.43ghz
HS: Noctua NH-C12P SE14
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600
HBA: Intel SASUC8i, some cheap 2x sata pcie x1 card, Mediasonic 2x esata card, Supermicro SAS2LP-MV8
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

HDDs:  2x WD Green 4tb

            5x Seagate 4tb

            14x WD Green 3TB (1 added)

            1x WD Red 3TB

            6x WD Green 2TB

            1x Seagate 2TB

            1x Samsung 2TB

            1x 500GB single-platter Seagate (Scratch)

 

Software and Configuration:
Windows 7 - All JBOD. I use junctions to merge the drives, works perfectly for me. 
 
Usage:
I use the storage for movies and series, i have media players around the house that access it. I also have a 150/75 home line, so I can stream it to any remote location or to my mobile devices.
 
Backup:
What is this "backup" you speak of?
 
Additional info:
Most 3TB drives were bought for $110 or less and most 4TB drives were bought for $130 or less.
 
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Here's my update, I tried to bold the changes

 

Hardware

CASE: Lian Li PC-A70F with Lian Li EX-23NB, EX-34NB, Sans Digital HDDRACK5, Mediasonic 4-bay Probox, and 8-bay Probox

PSU: Antec New Truepower 750w (Seasonic rebrand)

MB: Asus P8P67 Pro

CPU: Intel i7-2600k at 4.43ghz

HS: Noctua NH-C12P SE14

RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600

HBA: Intel SASUC8i + some cheap 2x sata pcie x1 card + Supermicro SAS2LP-MV8

SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB

External: I run 1 WD 3TB on usb 3.0 because I ran out of hdd bays, I have a 4-bay Cyberlink esata box

HDDs:  2x WD Green 4tb

            5x Seagate 4tb

            14x WD Green 3TB (1 added)

            1x WD Red 3TB

            6x WD Green 2TB

            1x Seagate 2TB

            1x Samsung 2TB

            1x 500GB single-platter Seagate (Scratch)

 

Software and Configuration:

Windows 7 - All JBOD. I use junctions to merge the drives, works perfectly for me.

Photo's:

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w00t :D wb to the #1 spot :P

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