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I have 15TB currently, as soon as I start to get low I add more drives

 

Hardware (Enclosure) 

CASE: SGI Rackable Omnistore 3016 (Direct SAS Attachment) 

PSU: Stock low profile 450w

HDD 1: 4TB HGST

HDD 2: 4TB Seagate

HDD 3: 3TB Seagate

HDD 4: 3TB Seagate

HDD 5: 1TB Samsung

 

Hardware (File Server) 

 

CPU: 2 x vCPU cores from ESXi host

RAM: 6GB (Hot add supported)

SSD: 40GB Thin provisioned from a 512GB MX100 SSD on ESXi host

Network: 10GB/s VMNET3 Virtual Adapter 

HBA: IBM M1015 Flashed to IT Mode, with internal to external MiniSAS Adapter

 

Hardware (Main ESXi Host) 

 

• Intel Xeon E3-1256L V2 (4c/8t) 45W TDP CPU

• 32GB ECC
• SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O
• Antec EarthWatts EA-380D
• iStarUSA D-213-MATX (2u Rackmount)
• Noctua NF-R8 x 2
• Noctua NH-L9I CPU Cooler
• ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB (Fan replaced with Noctua NF-A4x10)
• 8GB HP Flash Drive (Internal)
• 4-Port SFF-8087 to SFF-8088 miniSAS Adapter
• IBM M1015 RAID Card (Passed through to FS01 VM and connects to the Rackable for storage)
• 2 x 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD
• 500GB 2.5” Hard Drive (Random Storage)
 

Software and Configuration:

Server runs Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, with Stablebit Drivepool managing the drives. This is the reason I dont have an excessive pool size, I can add the drives as a I go, so there is no point investing in drives I am not using. I also use Stableit Drive Scanner to monitor health. I use PerfectDisk to defrag the pool. The IBM M1015 is passed through to the VM using VT-d meaning the VM has full control of the RAID Card

 

I have duplication on everything but Movies and TV Shows, they are all backed up and are not critical.

 

Usage:

Everything, Movies and TV Shows, backups etc. The only thing that is not stored here is Camera recordings from Blue Iris, and VM's

Backup:

Everything is backed up to CrashPlan+

 

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I have a very similar network setup, EdgeRouter Lite and an HP 1910-24.

 

Nice rack :)


15" MBP TB

Serenity: Intel 4960x | ASUS X79-E WS | ASUS DCUII 770 | Corsair 750D || Blade Server: Intel 3570k | GD65 | Corsair C70 | 13TB

What Drive Should You Get?

Have a question? Please, don't hesitate to ask me over PM or on Twitter @Bladeof_Grass

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I have a very similar network setup, EdgeRouter Lite and an HP 1910-24.

 

Nice rack :)

 

Me to only I have the big brother of the EdgeRouter.

 

Edge Max Pro & HP 1810-24G.

 

Thinking of upgrading the switch to a Juniper EX3300-24T though.


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I was wondering about upgrading my switch too, had a drunken ebay moment and bought a Netgear ProSafe GS724Tv2 which I was expecting to terrible... Surprisingly it's not bad at all :) still need something with a faster fabric though as latency falls to pieces when it's running above 10gig

 

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Hardware
CASE: Synology DS1813+

UPS: APC 2200XL

CPU: 2.13GHz Intel Atom D2700
RAM: 4GB DDR3

HDD 1:  4TB Western Digital WD4001FAEX-00MJRA0
HDD 2:  4TB Western Digital WD4001FAEX-00MJRA0
HDD 3:  4TB Western Digital WD4001FAEX-00MJRA0
HDD 4:  4TB Western Digital WD4001FAEX-00MJRA0

HDD 5:  3TB Western Digital WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

HDD 6:  3TB Western Digital WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

HDD 7:  3TB Western Digital WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

HDD 8:  3TB Western Digital WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

 

Software and Configuration:
Synology DSM with SHR across the 8 drives which gives 21.64TB of usage capacity.

Usage:
Linux ISOs, Lot's of Linux ISOs
Backup:
Pfft

Photos:

 

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Hardware

CASE: Synology DS1813+

UPS: APC 2200XL

CPU: 2.13GHz Intel Atom D2700

RAM: 4GB DDR3

HDD 1:  4TB Western Digital WD4001FAEX-00MJRA0

HDD 2:  4TB Western Digital WD4001FAEX-00MJRA0

HDD 3:  4TB Western Digital WD4001FAEX-00MJRA0

HDD 4:  4TB Western Digital WD4001FAEX-00MJRA0

HDD 5:  3TB Western Digital WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

HDD 6:  3TB Western Digital WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

HDD 7:  3TB Western Digital WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

HDD 8:  3TB Western Digital WD30EFRX-68AX9N0

 

Software and Configuration:

Synology DSM with SHR across the 8 drives which gives 21.64TB of usage capacity.

Usage:

Linux ISOs, Lot's of Linux ISOs

Backup:

Pfft

Photos:

 

 

Protects 1 failure? Are you not scared of a second failing when rebuilding from the first? 

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check this :)

 

Silly hillbilly..., hates Seagate, has a lot of Seagate products. The only way that video can be justified is if every single one of those drives failed within a very short period of time (like within a month) and his organization ceased to buy any more Seagate products when the failures began occurring. Or, he is just blaming Seagate because he hates his job.

 

Obviously, it wouldn't make sense if his organization kept buying Seagate in spite of any problems that were so eloquently presented by our simple hillbilly friend of few words.

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Hardware
CASE: NORCO RPC-4220
PSU: PC Power&Cooling 910W
MB: SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SIL-F-O
CPU: Intel Core i3-540
HS: Stock Intel heatsink
RAM: 8GB ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333

RAID CARD 1: Intel RAID Controller Card SATA/SAS PCI-E x8 (SASUC8I)
RAID CARD 2: Intel RAID Controller Card SATA/SAS PCI-E x8 (SASUC8I)
HDD 1-20: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"


Software and Configuration:

Still running of FreeNAS 8.0 RC1 iirc, it was built back in April of 2011, I export out the zvol over iSCSi to my main rig.

 

Usage:
 

Big ass anti bitrot storage for hoarding. 

Backup:

CrashPlan.

Additional info:

3KVA APC UPS just incase.

Photo's:

 

gcs8 rack

For ltt2

For Ltt

20 2TBs

I think thats everything.


Desktop

Intel® Xeon® E5-2630v4 2.2 2133 10C 1st CPU
Intel® Xeon® E5-2630v4 2.2 2133 10C 2nd CPU
HP Z840 1125W (1450W/200V) 90 Percent Efficient Chassis
512GB DDR4-2133(16x32GB) LRDIMM
NVIDIA GTX-770
HP 15-In-1 Media Card Reader
9.5 mm Slim DVD-Writer Optical Disc Drive
Intel(R) X540-T2 10GbE Dual Port Adapter

QLE2562 dual 8Gbps Fibre Channel
HP Z Cooler (2 Processors)
HP Chassis Intrusion Sensor

 

SAN/NAS

Intel® Xeon® E5-2630v4 2.2 2133 10C 1st CPU
Intel® Xeon® E5-2630v4 2.2 2133 10C 2nd CPU
768GB DDR4-2133(16x32GB) LRDIMM

Supermicro Rackmount 4U w/ Red. 1280W Platinum P/S
24x: Samsung DDR4 2133MHzCL15 32GB (PC4 2133) Internal Memory M386A4G40DM0-CPB
2x: Intel 2.20GHz Xeon E5-2630 v4 Deca-Core (10-Core), 25MB Intel Smart Cache, Socket-2011-v3 (FC-LGA14A)
12x: HGST Hard Drive [HUH728080AL5200] 8TB SAS 12Gb/s 7200RPM 3.5in, 128MB Buffer, Internal
Supermicro Motherboard S-2011 R3 for 2x E5-2600 v3 MFG Part Number: X10DRi-T4+
2x LSI Logic Controller Card H5-25573-00 9300-8i SGL SAS 8Port 12Gb/s PCIE3.0 HBA Brown Box

QLE2562 dual 8Gbps Fibre Channel
2x: Supermicro 4U Active CPU Heatsink f/ X9 Socket 2011 MFG Part Number: SNK-P0050AP4

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Hardware
CASE: Silverstone DS380
PSU: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Certified SFX Power Supply
MB: Asrock C2750D4I
CPU: Intel Avoton C2750
HS: Stock heatsink with Noctua 60mm NF-A6x25 on top
RAM: 32GB ECC DDR3 1600
HDD 1: 5x 3TB Western Digital Red WD30EFRX
HDD 2: 2x 2TB Western Green WD20EZRX


Software and Configuration:
The server is running Freenas, it has the RED drive array set up in raid 5 for safty and storage. the Green drives are set up in raid 1 for backups.
I have set the fans up to be managed by the aquaero 5 lt water cooling controller, this (through a set of adapters) is controlled by one of the front usb ports allowing me to monitor and change the fan speed from another PC.
 
 
Usage:
I use this as a base for my PLEX library that is then accessed by Raspberry pi's and by mobile devices around the house.
The Green drives are for backing up my PC and my wifes PC.
 

Backup:
Less than I would like.
 

Additional info:
Freenas is installed to a usb that I have placed inside the server to keep it from getting broken.
All the fans that came with the case have been replaced with Industrial NF-F12s from Noctua.
I am possibly going to be adding an SSD to cache to but I am not sure about when.

 
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You can see the USB I have Freenas running on in this shot.
I have put it here not just to show it off, but so I can get at it with ease if there is a problem.
 
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The CPU fan is zip tied to the 24pin to keep it from falling off the heatsink.
 
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Little bit of ghetto sleeving there.
 
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The aquaero 5 lt screwed to the back of the case
 
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And why not have a booty shot.

GPU: Gigabyte HD7970 | Mobo: ASUS Z97i PLUS | CPU: 4790K

HDD: Samsung 1tb SSD | Disp: 3x Asus 23.6" 1080p

RAM: 16gb Kingston Hyper X | Case: None

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Get ready for this Frankenstein array:

 

 

Hardware
CASE: Rosewill RSV-R4000
PSU: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Certified SFX Power Supply
MB: ASUS F2A55-M LK Plus
CPU: Athlon X4 740
HS: Stock heatsink
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1333
HDD 1: 1x 160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3160812AS
HDD 2: 1x 160GB Wester Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BEVS

HDD 3: 1x 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200

HDD 4-6: 3x 2TB Seagate Barracude ST2000DM001

HDD 7-10: 4x 4TB Seagate NAS HDD ST4000VN000

 

Software and Configuration:
The two 160GB drives are set up as an LVM RAID-1 array containing the OS and software. The remaining drives are set up as a RAID-Z2 ZFS array. Due to parity space loss and the fact that all disks in a RAID-Z array must be the same size, only 12TB out of the 24 TB is usable. The only acceptable alternative was to use mirrors, which would have cost me half the space anyway, so I went with the route that gave me more tolerable disk failures. Once I upgrade all of the disks to 4TB, the pool will expand and allow 24TB of usable space out of the 32TB total physical space..
 
 
Usage:
This acts as a general file server, and a database server for Kodi, which my wife and I use from the media center and from our tablets. It also functions as an Owncloud server for my wife, several friends, and myself. When I'm in the mood to do so, it also acts as a web app test and development environment.
 

Backup:
Critical files are backed up to Amazon glacier or Github. Everything else is expendable (ripped DVDs and such).
 

Additional info:
For a time it ran off of a 16GB ssd that I took from an Acer chromebook, but it did not survive always-on operation in the long run. It currently contains 1.35 TB of ripped DVDs and BluRays re-encoded to h.265. I kept track of the pre and post-conversion sizes in a spreadsheet, because that the kind of thing I do: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tc1O7iDLTXQLhZSqI_WKDtLyPZ111BHGzFTV8CyOCxU/edit?pli=1#gid=0

 
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Hardware
CASE: Synology DS1813+
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333
HDD 1: 7x 4TB Seagete st4000DM000
HDD 2: 1x 1.5TB Seagete  (replacing soon)

Software and Configuration:
SHR Raid

Usage:
Backups + Storage of Linux Distro's

Backup:
Photos offloaded to external 750gb Drive

Additional info:
<3 it

 


Main Rig |  Asus Maximus VIII Hero | Intel 6700k @ 5ghz | Corsair H110i GTX | 16gb Kingston HyperX 2800mhz DDR4 | Corsair hx1000i | Intel 750 400gb NVME 2.5 SSD | 2x 512gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD | 8x 4tb Seagate HDD Synology DS1813+ | BenQ XL2720T | Zowie FK1 | Corsair K70 RGB | Sennheiser HD650 | Mayflower 02DAC and Amp combo | Blue Spark Microphone | Fractal Define S | Asus GTX980ti Strix

Wife's Rig | Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe | Intel 3770k @ 4.8ghz | Corsair H100i 4x sp120 Quiet Edition | 16gb Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400mhz DDR3 | Corsair ax760i | 2x 512gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD | 3x 24" Lenovo 1200p Screens  | Bit Fenix Prodigy 230mm Intake & af140 Exhaust | Gigabyte GTX780

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Update #3

 

Hardware
CASE: Fractal Design Define R5

PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 750W
MB: ASrock Z87 Extream6/ac
CPU: Intel i7 4790
HS: Corsair H90
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB DDR3 1600

GPU: Quadro P2000
SSD: Crucial 1TB MX300
HDD 1: 2x 3TB Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000
HDD 2: 2 x 4TB  HGST HDN724040ALE640

HDD 3: 2 x 3TB  HGST HDN724030ALE640

HDD 4: 2 x 6TB Seagate ST6000NM0235

HDD 4: 2 x 6TB HGST HUH728060ALE600

 

Software and Configuration:
 Unraid Linux Server.io Nvidia Build

 

Usage:

My server is used primarily as a media server running PLEX, storage for media, backups and a few websites. The server and batteries are hidden under my guest room bed, on little planks on casters. 

 

Additional info:


1000/1000 fibers

 

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UPS - Tripplite Smart750RMXL2U + Tripp-Lite BP24V36-2US 24VDC 

 

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I was wondering about upgrading my switch too, had a drunken ebay moment and bought a Netgear ProSafe GS724Tv2 which I was expecting to terrible... Surprisingly it's not bad at all :) still need something with a faster fabric though as latency falls to pieces when it's running above 10gig

I'd recommend looking at HP gear, from my experience they work pretty well. Look at the HP 1810 and 1910 :)

15" MBP TB

Serenity: Intel 4960x | ASUS X79-E WS | ASUS DCUII 770 | Corsair 750D || Blade Server: Intel 3570k | GD65 | Corsair C70 | 13TB

What Drive Should You Get?

Have a question? Please, don't hesitate to ask me over PM or on Twitter @Bladeof_Grass

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Hey guys, I'm fairly new to the forum but I've been watching LTT videos for a while now. Thought I would share my home server.

 

Hardware
CASE: Rosewill RSV-L4500 - 4U Rackmount Server Case
PSU: Corsair AX850
MB: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
HS: Stock Intel Heatsink
RAM: 16GB DDR3 2133 G.SKILL Sniper Series
RAID CARD 1: LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS 9240-8i 
SSD: 120GB OCZ Agility 3
HDD 1: 4x Seagate STBD4000400 4TB
HDD 2: 4x Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB

Software and Configuration:
My server is running Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm using LSI MEgaRAID Storage Manager

All 8 drives are configured in a single RAID 5 array

Usage:
General purpose file server for my movie and TV show collection as well as an assortment of games for PC and various consoles/emulators. It also serves as my Plex media server that is accessed from my 2 Media PCs and Xbox One, DC++ server, Team Speak server, and personal FTP server.

Backup:
Most of the data is on this array alone as it is not really that important... just games, movies, and TV shows. All my personal files such as documents, pictures, home videos, I have in a few places locally as well as a few different cloud locations.

 

This server along with my FiOS router and PC office area gigabit switch are on an APC Pro 1500 UPS

 
Additional info:
This is my first ever attempt at RAID, I kind of went in blind with only doing a small amount of research on my own. Some of the hardware might seem a bit overkill for a storage server but that is because they are old parts from my previous main gaming rig. Figured putting them to some good use is better than collecting dust in the closet.  I have had the setup for about 2 years now and it is chugging along just fine!

 

Side note: I'm still in an apartment at the moment so I don't have an actual rack yet but that is going to be one of my first purchases after I get my house. Currently my server doubles as a stand for my main rig so I can easily see it and all it's glory from my desk  :D (3rd pic below)

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Nice tidy setup, you do realize that the chance of the whole array failing when rebuilding is extremely high with RAID5 and those large drives though right? 

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Thanks. I have been told this quite a few times but like I said, this was my first attempt at RAID and did not really know much about it before hopping into this build. I've considered splitting it into 2 arrays with 4 drives each but I just haven't had the time to mess with it much. What would be the ideal setup with the hardware I already have? I'm open for suggestions.

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Thanks. I have been told this quite a few times but like I said, this was my first attempt at RAID and did not really know much about it before hopping into this build. I've considered splitting it into 2 arrays with 4 drives each but I just haven't had the time to mess with it much. What would be the ideal setup with the hardware I already have? I'm open for suggestions.

 

RAID6 would be better, but I am honestly not a fan of RAID or ZFS

 

I use Stablebit DrivePool and it can easily max out a 2GB/s link with my current configuration and usage (Just media and files, no VM's or Databases)

 

Pro's 

 

  • You can add and remove drives of any size any time you want, with almost no configuration. SO you can grow as your data does
  • You can configure it PER FOLDER for protection against 1 or any higher number drive failure, I love that its per folder or for the whole pool. I don't feel the need in having my movies redundant as they are not important and they are backed up, so this saves me a bunch of space
  • If you pull the drives, you can get the data from each drive just by plugging into into any machine and looking in the hidden folder. No need for the software, or any of the other drives
  • Read striping on duplicated folders
  • Supports any hardware config
  • The Stablbit Scanner software protects and avoids bitrot, and will move data off failing hard drives automatically. Its awesome!
  • You can have an SSD write cache 

 

The ONLY downsides I can see, is that its $20, so not free. And that you are limited to the speed of the drive the data is on, so if you have data on one drive, its as slow as one drive. 2 x Drive = almost 2 x speed 

 

The support is fantastic too, and you can speak to the maker of the software 

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Hardware

freenas server
CASE: n/a
PSU: zm 600gt 80 plus Bronze

MB: asrock b75-pro3
CPU: intel i5 2500k
HS: stock
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333
SSD: ocz 60gb ssd (it over 4 years old)
HDD 1: 4x 2TB Seagete barracuda
HDD 2: 2x 2TB wd green

 

failed back up server

CASE: n/a
PSU: Don't know
MB: gigabyte ga-880gm-ud2h
CPU: amd Athlon II X4 640

HS: stock
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333
HHD OS: 1x 80gb drive from a old dell (from my old job)
HDD 1: 10x 1TB Seagete barracuda
HDD 2: 4x 1TB wd green

HDD 3: 1x 1TB toshiba 9f13180

RAID CARD: areca arc 1220

Software and Configuration:
freenas

Usage:
Everything :)  need to get same better server

Backup:
The raid card in the back up server failed :( no backup and more

Additional info:
I'm using the intel processor because it was free from my old job, I am planing to upgarde and redo all the server and setup same rending fram server .And upgrade all the fileserver to a 50tb back up server and a 20tb fileserver with a 1tb caching server on a 10gb network

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The drivers from the old server and for the caching serve

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RAID6 would be better, but I am honestly not a fan of RAID or ZFS

 

I use Stablebit DrivePool and it can easily max out a 2GB/s link with my current configuration and usage (Just media and files, no VM's or Databases)

 

Pro's 

 

  • You can add and remove drives of any size any time you want, with almost no configuration. SO you can grow as your data does
  • You can configure it PER FOLDER for protection against 1 or any higher number drive failure, I love that its per folder or for the whole pool. I don't feel the need in having my movies redundant as they are not important and they are backed up, so this saves me a bunch of space
  • If you pull the drives, you can get the data from each drive just by plugging into into any machine and looking in the hidden folder. No need for the software, or any of the other drives
  • Read striping on duplicated folders
  • Supports any hardware config
  • The Stablbit Scanner software protects and avoids bitrot, and will move data off failing hard drives automatically. Its awesome!
  • You can have an SSD write cache 

 

The ONLY downsides I can see, is that its $20, so not free. And that you are limited to the speed of the drive the data is on, so if you have data on one drive, its as slow as one drive. 2 x Drive = almost 2 x speed 

 

The support is fantastic too, and you can speak to the maker of the software 

I was think of drive pooling is it any good

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Heard about this topic on the WAN Show :D Thought I'd brag a little about my tiny little NAS box (mrbig), and the backup for it (boris).

 

Mr Big:

 

Hardware
CASE: Lian Li PC-Q25B
PSU: Seasonic G 450W (I think)
MB: Intel DBS1200KP mITX LGA1155 C206 Server Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.3GHz 
HS: Noctua NH-L9i
RAM: 16GB Kingston 2x8GB DDR3-1333 CL9 ECC
RAID CARD 1: IBM M1015, Flashed with "IT" firmware
SSD: OCZ Vertex 30GB
HDD 1: 5x 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001
HDD 2: 2x 2TB Western Digital Red WD20EFRX

RAID 1: 11TB 7x2TB md RAID5 "data"

 

Software and Configuration

Running OpenMediaVault 1.16 (Debian Wheezy Based NAS distro)

 

Usage

Mainly used to store media (videos, music, photos), a apt mirror, and "random downloads" folder for all computers on lan.

 

Backup

Backed up nightly to a secondary 5x3TB RAID5 array in another box.

 

Photo's

 

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Boris

 

Hardware

CASE: Antec 900
PSU: Antec Trupower 
MB: Supermicro X9-SCM-FO

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 

HS: Silenx Tower HS (no fan)
RAM: 16GB Kingston 4x4GB DDR3-1333 CL9 ECC
RAID CARD 1: IBM M1015 (not flashed with 9211-it firmware)

HDD 1: 5x 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001

HDD 2: 3x 1TB Seagate ST31000524AS
HDD 3: 2x 500GB Seagate ST3500418AS

RAID 1: 500GB 2x500GB md RAID1 (system LVM vg0)

RAID 2: 12TB 5x3TB md RAID5 (backup for mrbig)

RAID 3: 1.8TB 3x1TB md RAID5 (currently unused LVM pv, may be extension for vg0, or new volume group for virtual machines)

 

Software and Configuration

Running Debian (Sid) Linux, with a primary 5x3TB md RAID5 array, and a secondary 3x1TB RAID5.

 

Usage

Backup for Mr Big's "data" volume.

 

Backup

Primary RAID5 Array is NOT backed up, it IS the backup.

Secondary RAID1 Array is used as the system drive, and as a destination for the nightly rsnapshot backups of all machines on my lan.

Rsnapshot backups are duplicated to two (or will be, currently just one, need to fix the S3 destination) remote sites.

 

note, formatting looks a little borked in the preview, but is fine in the editor, not sure what's up there?

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Hardware

CASE: Antec P183 Performance One
PSU: Cooler Master Realpower Pro 520W Modular
MB: Asus Sabertooth 990FX
CPU: AMD Phenom x6 1090T
HS: Scythe Ninja 2 plus Rev. b
RAM: 8GB OCZ DDR3 PC16000 CL10 Gold
RAID CARD 1: Areca 1880i
RAID CARD 2: Areca ARC-1200

HDD 1: 2x 150GB Raptor
HDD 2: 8x 2TB WD Red
HDD 3: 1x 2TB Toshiba

 

Software and Configuration:
At the moment the server is running Windows 7. It needs a reinstall but i can't be bothered to do it right now.

My main array is the 8x WD's running in RAID-6 (on the 1880i). giving me a total of just under 11TB of usable space.

My 2nd array are the raptors on the ARC-1200 running in raid-0 as boot drives. The toshiba is used for my game recordings and REALLY needs a backup, but i don't have any space/spare HD's to store them atm.

The 2TB reds will be replaced with 6TB reds ASAP. I'm just waiting for the price to drop a little cuz i'm not spending more then 2100 euros on drives and even that's pushing it.

Usage:

Storing my media files (movies and tv shows). currently just under 7TB.

Backup:
There is no backup. These drives will become the backup as soon as i get the new ones. Yes i know this is not smart :P

 

 

I'd post pictures but i don't have any... will see about adding them later... or when i get the 6TB drives.


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Okidoki, finally got around to this. Awesome to see so many additions! heart-eyes.gif

I apologise if I don't write an essay about every entry, there are a bit
too many new ones (which, again, awesome!).

 

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Sorry to hear about your troubles, updated your entry. Cache SSDs have been counted.

 

Wow, a lot of work went into this thread!


Yup, indeed. Thanks for noticing (and I'm not merely talking about my efforts). :D

 

Knowing my luck, I finally get on the list, and you'll change the minimum to 20TB or something :D


Added you to list. We have been thinking about changing the criteria, and will
do at some point, with 6 TB, 8 TB and 10 TB drives being or becoming a reality.
However, we will probably be going in a different direction and instead of
simply raising the minimum capacity, we will add a minimum number of drives
required.

We haven't decided on the specifics yet though, since for now it's not an
immediate problem. We'll likely revise the rules with the upgrade to IPB4,
since then the script will need to be rewritten anyway.

 

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Added you guys as well, thanks for participating!
 


Just replaced my motherboard and CPU with this : Asrock Asrack Avoton C2750

8 Core @ 2.4ghz Atom - Avoton
12 SATA ports on board
I kept my Adaptec 32105 with 12 Ports
2 Intel Gigabit NICs with teaming support or fail over
1 IPMI management port
only 3 USB 2.0......
Passive cooled


went from 210watts to 130watts so its a nice improvement.
I guess the PERC 5i was consuming around 30 watts
Dont feel the difference in speed so that's a good thing!


Running on Windows Server 2012 for now.

I now have a Total of 24 ports , which is a little low. im going to get an 20+ controller soon

Nice, that is one sexy piece of hardware. :wub:

 

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Added your systems as well, nice!
 

Its actually just 2 Ikea nightstands :P


Hey, it works and looks awesome, don't knock it! :P

 

Holy! I won't leave this thread!


Few ever do, it seems to be a rather difficult task. run-up-wall.gif

 

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Added your systems, thanks for the contributions!
 

First post, thought I would make it count!


And you did! :D

 

Hey guys, I'm fairly new to the forum but I've been watching LTT videos for a while now. Thought I would share my home server.


Welcome, and thanks for sharing!

 

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I've added both your systems since I'm assuming you'll get the backup running again
at some point. :P

 

Heard about this topic on the WAN Show :D Thought I'd brag a little about my tiny little NAS box (mrbig), and the backup for it (boris).


Much appreciated, thanks!

 

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Excellent, thanks for posting!





And with this update we have officially 100 systems in the official ranking table! jumpies.gif

Thanks everybody for contributing, it wouldn't work without you. :wub:

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Apollo

 

 

Hardware:
CASE: Fractal Design Node 804

PSU: Corsair CS450

MB: Supermicro X10Sl7-F-0

CPU: Intel Core i3 4150

HS: Stock

RAM: 16GB Corsair DDR3 ECC

Network: Build in dual gigabit

RAID CARD: LSI 2308

HDD: 8 x 3TB WDC WD30EFRX

UPS: Cyberpower CP1000PFCLCD 600W

 

 

Software and Configuration:
OS: FreeNAS 9.2.1.8

RAID config: RAIDZ2 across all 8 drives

File system: ZFS

File system capacity: 24TB total, 15TB after RAID

 

 

Usage:
Backups for all computers in house (few work computers and gaming computers) as well as a timemachine backup for my Macbook. Media storage and playback. (About 1.5TB of media).

Backup:
Backups of important files every night to offsite server, as well as a complete backup (full 2TB) uploaded to CrashPlan constantly.

Photo's:

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I see we've named our servers identically. :P

Welcome to the madhouse, added you to list.


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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Hardware

CASE: Fractal Design Define R4 w/ Window, Titanium Black
PSU: Corsair AX750
MB: MSI Z77 MPOWER
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @3.5GHz
HS: Intel Stock Cooler
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Kingston HyperX Beast (DDR3) @2400MHz

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB

HDD 1: 4x Western Digital Blue 1TB
HDD 2: 1x Western Digital Green 3TB

HDD 3: 3x Western Digital Green 1TB

 

Software and Configuration:

The OS for this machine is Windows 8.1, and the 4x WD Blue drives are in a RAID array via Flexraid. The 3x 1TB Green drives are connected and can be powered, but are not currently active as I only have enough SATA ports on my motherboard to hook up one of them. I will be purchasing a PCI-E to SATA II 4-port adapter soon in order to have them all be usable.

Usage:

Whilst this machine was initially built to be a gaming rig (which explains my component choice :P), its primary role is that of a storage server. It is operational 24/7, serving media files to other devices in my home. I'm planning to move all of my storage requirements to a dedicated server at some point in the future which will be a lot more power efficient and allow me to have a much higher storage capacity.

Backup:

Critical files and documents are backed up to a separate machine with ~750GB of storage.

 

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