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6 hours ago, Jarsky said:

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+50 points for the name

Hey the Muffinator is a very sensible stupid machine which I am having issues with because my PC can't mount it as a network drive, but can see it, and connect to it's web GUI (I don't know what's wrong) but the Muffinator name I personally think is better than the other NAS I have The Toaster, and on par with The Portable Slice Of Bread and The Wirey Cheese Toastie


The owner of "too many" computers, called

The Lord of all Toasters (1920X 1080ti 32GB)

The Toasted Controller (i5 4670, R9 380, 24GB)

The Semi Portable Toastie machine (i7 3612QM (was an i3) intel HD 4000 16GB)'

Bread and Butter Pudding (i7 7700HQ, 1050ti, 16GB)

Pinoutbutter Sandwhich (raspberry pi 3 B)

The Portable Slice of Bread (N270, HAHAHA, 2GB)

Muffinator (C2D E6600, Geforce 8400, 6GB, 8X2TB HDD)

Toastbuster (WIP, should be cool)

loaf and let dough (A printer that doesn't print black ink)

The Cheese Toastie (C2D (of some sort), GTX 760, 3GB, win XP gaming machine)

The Toaster (C2D, intel HD, 4GB, 2X1TB NAS)

Matter of Loaf and death (some old shitty AMD laptop)

windybread (4X E5470, intel HD, 32GB ECC) (use coming soon, maybe)

And more, several more

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On 19/05/2017 at 2:13 PM, GreasyGaming said:

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UPDATED - 360TB

 

Added 9 more 8TB drives

Added Some more SSD

 

CASE: 45Drives 

MB: Supermicro X9SCM 

CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1275 @ 3.40GHz

HS: Standard

RAM: 32GB ECC Memory (4x 8GB PC3-12800)

HBA: 2 x HighPoint Rocket 750

SSD: Toshiba 120GB

SSD: 2x Samsung EVO 850 500GB

HDD 1: 45 x 8TB WD RED 5400 RPM

NIC: Onboard 2x 1Gigabit

NIC: HP Mellanox 10GbE Connext-2

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Update #2

The hardware has been changed significantly so new list of hardware.

 

Hardware

CASE: Antec P183 Performance One
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W Modular
MB: Asus x99-Deluxe/U3.1
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 (2.1Ghz) (not overclockable, even 1 Mhz faster and it won't boot, probably cuz of the RAM)
HS: Noctua NH-D9L
RAM: 4x Kingston KTL-TS424E/8G - 8GB ECC

NIC: Asus PEB-10G/57840-2T
RAID CARD 1: Areca 1216-4i
RAID CARD 2: Areca 1880i

Boot Drive: Samsung 960EVO M.2, 1TB

HDD 1: 8x 5TB WD Red
HDD 2: Seagate Barracuda 3TB
HDD 3: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

 

PCPartpicker link

 

Software and Configuration:
Running Windows Server 2012 R2. Runs an FTP and Universal Media server to stream content to other devices. Server is also used to encode my bluray movies using makemkv and megui. Also using Hyper-V to run another instance of server 2012 R2 as a webserver with IIS.

My main array is the 8x WD's running in RAID-6 (on the 1880i). giving me a total of just over 27TB of usable space.

The second Areca card is currently not really being used. It only has the 2 seagates connected. The reason those drives are not on the onboard sata ports is because intel sucks and will slowly drag down the system performance and eventually crash the system into a BSOD and reboot, starting the process again. Tried all drivers, both new and old (and really old). No changes, got fed up, bought a raid card, problem solved.

 

Usage:

Storing my media files (tv shows, some YT downloads, most of floatplane, various other video's). currently almost 15TB in size. Files are usually copied over from my main PC over a 10Gbit direct connection to the server. The network/internet connection is a separate connection for now, can't find a good affordable 10Gbit switch :P.

Backup:
Only the most difficult stuff to find is backed up to a few leftover drives i have lying around. The rest i just don't have the finances or the will to backup somewhere. So if the worst happens, i'm just screwed :P.


Sidenote:

The observant reader or people who care to read my previous update might have noticed that movies are missing from the list of media files stored on here. That is because i gave up finding a case to house all my drives and array's and setup a second server. That server runs somewhat the hardware listed in the previous update with a few changes. Not really something worth mentioning, its just that the space the movies were taking up got too big and they needed to be moved.

 

Future plans:

The space the movies are taking up in the second server is already growing to fast, so the seagate drives in this server will be removed and replaced with 4 8TB or 6TB drives running in RAID-5 to hold the movies. Waiting for the price to drop to start doing this. So you'll have another update to look forward to in the future :P


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Hardware:
Well, it's a Synology DS1817+ so... Not sure if I need to list all the hardware.

The CPU is an  Atom C2538 with 8GB of RAM, inside an 8 bay Synology case.

 

HDD 1: 3 x 4TB WDC WD40EFRX-68N32N0

HDD 2: 1 x 4TB WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0

HDD 3: 2 x 4TB Seagate ST4000DM004-2CV104

HDD 4: 2 x 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164

 

Software and Configuration:
OS: DSM 6.1.5

RAID config: (mdadm based) with 6x4TB in SHR2 (RAID6-like) and 2x2TB in RAID1.

RAID hot spare: 2x4TB for SHR2 and 1x2TB for RAID1

File system: Btrfs
File system capacity: I have two RAID volumes, combined into one share.

One RAID6 (24TB total, 16TB usable) and one RAID1 (4TB total, 2TB usable).

Combined the share is 28TB, with 18TB usable.

 

Usage:

Mostly storing files (primarily videos) but it also serves as a web server for my personal website, updates my DDNS and acts as a mail server (use it for throwaway emails).I stream video from it to my Android TV, tablet, phone and computers all the time, but I do that over regular SMB and not some server like Plex. I don't see the point.

On the RAID1 volume I keep torrents and other files which are constantly accessed. I don't want the entire RAID6 array to be up and running all the time.

I also plan on running H@H on the RAID1 volume. It's a distributed hosting program for a website I regularly visit. It lets users help with the hosting and in return the users get rewards like downloading full resolution galleries, currency that can be used to put out bounties for translations, editing and other stuff.

 

Backup:

I save my most important stuff on online storage providers too, like photos (in encrypted containers) on Dropbox. I can't backup all my stuff though.

 

Other:

I have to say I am a bit disappointed with the performance. I get about 70MB/s reads and ~50MB/s writes. I think it might have to do with the "advanced data integrity protection" being enabled on my shares. I'm going to disable it on a test folder and see if it makes a difference.

It doesn't really matter since it is still more than enough for what I use it for, but it doesn't feel good to get lower performance scores than I did with my old NAS (bottlenecked by the 1Gb/s connection for reads).

 

 

Photos:

Will post later, but I mean... It's just a Synology NAS with 8 slots.

Sorry for all the Swedish in the picture:

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Before I go posting full specs here, I just wanted to throw out a couple of my concerns before I attempt to opt in to be counted.

I'm running a QNAP TS-431 (4-bay) + 4-bay eSATA port replicator for a total of 8 disks, the 4 disks in the eSATA enclosure are not in a RAID configuration (I popped them in one by one and had to manually transfer stuff from disk to disk so I never attempted to RAID them).
My concerns are that my base enclosure (the TS-431) won't qualify me in the first place, and that the 4 disks in the external enclosure won't count (for whatever reason) thus completely disqualifying me.

They're all for storage as per the requirement; I'm not including the USB2.0 RAID0 enclosure attached to the NAS; One of the disks in the external enclosure is the destination of incoming sources including my own Plex DVR captures (HDHomeRun Prime + CableCard ftw) others acting as sorted semi-deep storage (before it gets mirrored to DBox), and the internal bays are configured together as a RAID5 right now to store my movie collection for Plex. Overall, there's a 4x3TB RAID5 in the internal, and 3x2TB + 1x2.5TB individuals in the external enclosure for a total of 8 drives and 20.5TB total.

If somebody could clarify if I qualify, I'll do up a full post with pics, but if I don't qualify, I'll show myself out until I can get on FreeNAS at some point in the future.

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On 21/03/2016 at 2:30 PM, Jonny said:

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On 4/1/2018 at 6:45 PM, Cynagen said:

If somebody could clarify if I qualify, I'll do up a full post with pics, but if I don't qualify, I'll show myself out until I can get on FreeNAS at some point in the future.

I don't think it really qualifies mainly because its an external eSata enclosure that rather than a SAS one which is a native extension of SAS. 

But this ranking hasn't been maintained in over a year since no one has taken it over, so it doesnt realy matter unless we kill this thread and start a new one :)


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Server 2: Corsair 400R | IcyDock MB998SP & MB455SPF | Seasonic Focus Plus 650w PSU | 2 x Xeon X5650's | 48GB DDR3-ECC | Asus Z8NA-D6C Motherboard | AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 | LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i | RES2SV240 SAS Expander | Samsung 840Evo 120GB | 5 x 8TB Seagate Archives | 10 x 3TB WD Red

 

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Hardware:
I had been wanting to add my name to list for a while now. I have the following:

 

  • HDD
    • 2 x 8TB Seagate ST8000AS0002
    • 2 x 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000
    • 1 x 8TB Seagate ST8000VN0002
      • (All drives utilizing ext4, NON-RAID, JBODs)
  • OS
    • Fedora 28 (64 bit of course)
      • ext4
      • Located on a Plextor 128GB SSD
  • Motherboard
    • ASRock Z77 Extreme4
  • Memory
    • 2 x 8GB G.Skill Memory (DDR3, 1600Mhz)
  • CPU
    • Intel Core i5-2320
  • Case
    • Corsair 900D

Usage

Multiple uses (File server, Plex Server, home to some VM's, etc)


RIG: CPU - Intel i7-4790K | CPU Cooler - Corsair H110 | Motherboard - Asus MAXIMUS VII FORMULA | Memory - Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR3-2133 | Storage - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD /1TB SSD / WD Caviar Black 2TB | Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 TI FTW3 | Case - Corsair 750D | Power Supply - Corsair AX1200i | OS - Microsoft Windows 10 | Monitor - Asus PB278Q | Keyboard - K70 RGB MK.2 RAPIDFIRE CHERRY® MX Speed | Mouse - Logitech G502 | Optical Drive - Pioneer BDR-XD05 | Front Bay Controller - ASUS ROG Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel | Fans - Noctua NF-A14 PWM | 

 

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On 9/30/2016 at 6:24 PM, unijab said:
Hardware
CASE:    Fractal Define R5
PSU:      EVGA SuperNOVA 650

CPU:      Intel core i5 8500

RAM:     32GB - G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 

MB:       Asrock Z370 pro4

 

HBA CARD:     LSI 9207-8i

HDD 1:   1x 500G WD Blue 2.5" (OS)

HDD 2:   1x 480GB Intel 905p SSD

HDD 3:   7x 4TB Seagate ironwolf

 
 
Software and Configuration:
My server is running Fedora 27 .
ZFS on linux.
I'm using fileio with targetd to export storage over 4Gb Fibre channel to my proxmox VM server. There likely a bug in zvols... still testing.

 

 

 

 

So many changes... again..


Can Anybody Link A Virtual Machine while I go download some RAM?

 

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Server1

Hardware:

4U 24 bay AIC (old) tripple 500w PSU's

Mobo: Supermicro model: H8SGL

CPU: 12-core AMD Opteron 6238 @ 2.6GHz

RAM: 16GB DDR3 Registered ECC (4x4GB)

Network: Mellanox MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE PCIe 2.0 5GT/s]

RAID Controller: 3ware 9650SE-24M8

HDDs: 24x4TB (96TB raw storage) RAID6 formatted 80.04TB usable Hardware RAID

 

Server 2 will get details later

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Server2

Hardware:

4U 24 bay Supermico dual 900watt PSU's

Mobo: Supermicro model: H8SGL

CPU: 12-core AMD Opteron 6238 @ 2.6GHz

RAM: 32GB DDR3 Registered ECC (8x4GB)

Network: Mellanox MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE PCIe 2.0 5GT/s]

RAID Controller: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e

HDDs: 24x4TB 80TB (96TB raw storage) RAID6 usable 80TB Hardware RAID

 

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Hardware:

CASE: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Rev. B

PSU: 350W FSP

MB: Fujitsu MB from old office PC

CPU: i5-2400

RAM: 4 x 8GB 

NIC1: Integrated NIC on MB

NIC2: 2 Port Intel 82576NS Gigabit Network Card (Previously used for SMB-Multichannel under    FreeNAS which I couldn't get to work in Proxmox)

HBA: 8 Port LSI SAS 3Gb/s HBA which was 18€ from Ebay

TV-Tuner: DVBSky S952

SSD: 128GB Samsung 840 Evo for booting and some VMs

HDD1: 3 x 1 TB (2 x Seagate + 1 x WD from old Computers)

HDD2: 3 x 2 TB (2 x HGST Ultrastar A7K2000 + 1 x Seagate)

HHD3: 4 x 3 TB (1 x HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 + 3 x Toshiba DT01ACA)

Raw capacity: 21 TB

Power: 110-160W

 

Software, Configuration and Usage:

OS: Proxmox 5.1

ZFS Config: 

  • RAIDZ: 3 x 1 TB for Media
  • RAIDZ: 3 x 2 TB for Backups of Computers and Phones
  • Striped Mirror: 2 x 2 x 3TB: Random files like Games and VMs 

VMs: 

  • UniFi Controller
  • OpenVPN
  • TS3 server
  • Zoneminder
  • Plex
  • tvheadend with a Tunercard passed through (hardly used though)
  • multiple testing VMs (Win10, pfsense, ...)

Backup:

Don't have the budget for a cloud backup and neither money nor a location for a offsite Backup. Important stuff is stored on my PC and backed up to the server though.

 

Photos:

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On 2/23/2018 at 4:04 AM, GreasyGaming said:

UPDATED - 360TB

 

Added 9 more 8TB drives

Added Some more SSD

 

RAM: 32GB ECC Memory (4x 8GB PC3-12800)

I am so jealous! If I may inquire, what is the total power draw on that 45 drive setup, and also, I saw from the thread you posted (2017) that you WERE running Raidz2. Is that still the case, and if so, how the heck are you only using 32 Gigs of memory? Maybe I am doing something wrong, but my 14 TB setup with Rz2 is using a bunch of memory, which I have 72 gigs of. (actually I just checked, and now it says there is only 60 Gigs, wtf, and 46 gigs in use.). I think I need to actually monitor my server...... I suck.


Gaming Rig: ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866, ASUS R9 380 2Gig, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3 TB storage drive, ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
 

Home Server: - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock), 
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory), 2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x WD 10TB white label (Easystore shucks), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

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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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My old 2011 build still has me in 23ed place, let's see where my current build gets me. Let me know if I missed anything else you may want me to cover, this is just kinda everyday life for me, so if you wanna know more, just ask.

Hardware

768GB DDR4-2133(24x32GB) 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)
24x: 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+
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
2x: ASUS HYPER M.2 x16 PCIe Expansion Card
Chelsio T62100-SO-CR

Software and Configuration:

FreeNAS

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Usage:

NAS and SAN usage, My desktop boots off of FiberChannel from the FreeNAS box so I can have snapshots every 5 min on my OS drive and I keep my main OS drive small enough to cache it in RAM on FreeNAS. It hosts a lot of VMs and Jails that do stuff and things, I try and keep my digital hoarding inside the rack.

 

Photo's:

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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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this thread never quite seems to die. I don't know how it still lives on


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

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4 hours ago, gcs8 said:

My old 2011 build still has me in 23ed place, let's see where my current build gets me. Let me know if I missed anything else you may want me to cover, this is just kinda everyday life for me, so if you wanna know more, just ask.

 

The listing hasn't been updated for at least a year, maybe two. In the time since the last update, I added one new eligible system and changed most of the specs of my other two eligible systems - and yet I only have one in there to my credit. I don't know how far your 2011 system will drop when the listing is finally (if ever) updated, but it certainly isn't in the top 30 anymore. That system is still rad and beats out my three individually.


Looking to buy GTX690, other multi-GPU cards, or single-slot graphics cards: 

 

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On 06/07/2018 at 11:11 AM, brwainer said:

The listing hasn't been updated for at least a year, maybe two. In the time since the last update, I added one new eligible system and changed most of the specs of my other two eligible systems - and yet I only have one in there to my credit. I don't know how far your 2011 system will drop when the listing is finally (if ever) updated, but it certainly isn't in the top 30 anymore. That system is still rad and beats out my three individually.

It was last updated the 6th of november 2016, sad to see the thread die...


Network/Homelab build log Main PC: "Aqua Blue"  Server: 15TB+ "Blue Lightning"

1800x, 32GB RAM, 2x1080Ti, 2.5TB+ SSD Storage, 3x2560x1440 and 1x1920x1200 monitor

My website: http://mariusjs.me/

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Hardware

CASE: Antec Fusion 430 (Still with the LCD working)

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2

MB: ASUS P5QL Pro (Flashed to support Xeon)

CPU: Intel Xeon E5450 (Pin Swapped for 771 to Socket 775 Compatibility)

HS: Coolermaster HyperZ 600 Passive Cooler

RAM: 8GB OCZ Reaper (https://youtu.be/-P8_ZoOBmF0?t=4m28s)

RAID CARD 1: IOCrest SI-PEX40064 PCIE 2.0 SATA III

SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB

HDD 1: 1x 2TB Hitachi HDS722020ALA330

HDD 2: 2x 8TB Seagate ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z

HDD 3: 2x 8TB - Seagate ST8000DM004-2CX188

HDD 4: 2x 4TB - Seagate ST4000VN008-2DR166

HDD 5: 2x 3TB 2x 4TB - Seagate ST4000DM000, 2x WDC WD30EZRX, WDC WD40EZRX

Disk Enclosure: 2x Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU2S2 4 Bay

 

Points: 134    56TB x ln(11 drives)

 

Software and Configuration:

My server is running Windows 8.1 and im using a mix of techniques for the disk sets.  Each was used as a bit of an experiment.  I'm using Software RAID (Windows Disk Manager Mirroring) and Windows Storage Spaces (Extend, Mirror, and Parity for different drive sets)

My main array consists of 2x4TB Seagate Iron Wolf drives mirrored for the most important files.  There is also 2x8tb Seagate Archive Drives in Storage Spaces Extended, 2x8TB in Storage Space Mirrored, 2x3TB + 2x4TB drives in Storage Spaces Parity.  Four of the 8TB drives and the Parity setup are housed in Mediasonic ProBox and connected via eSata through a pcie card.  2TB misc drive which includes a Steam Library.

 

Usage:

The machine is used as a home file server, PLEX media server, Calibre and Ubooquity for eBooks, and a living room media / Couch Gaming setup with some bluetooth Wiimotes, SNES USB controls, or Wireless 360 Controllers.  It is also accessed via VPN for all the same uses from remote locations.

 

Backup:

Only critical files are backed up to a set of 1Tb USB drives which are accessed through a USB 3.0 dock.  Backup drives are cycled on a random interval.  I'm relying on the RAID to protect me from random drive failures.

 

Additional info:

The pcie esata card is connected via two pcie extension cables to make the port accessible under the EVGA 650TI Boost card with the plastic shroud removed for clearance.  There aren't nearly enough pcie slots on the board, or conveniently placed in the case.  Another extension is necessary to connect the USB 3.0 card I've added. 

The 8TB drives are all in the ProBoxes because the on board SATA controller doesn`t support drives that large.  The case has been recycled through multiple builds and has had the case internals cut and modified to fit different hardware over time, the lid obviously doesn`t fit because of the large passive cooler.  I have issues with the drive mirror breaking down and needing to be recreated if the server is powered off unexpectedly.  The ProBoxes prevent any sort of hardware raid with the drives in the box.  During boot they don't give unique IDs to all the drives confusing the SATA card, which I suspect is the same issue I'm having with my software mirror breaking.  I haven't quite gotten the right order of steps to "import foreign drives" to have the mirror be healthy.  Once in windows everything looks fine which is why I've used Storage Spaces for the other arrays.  

Most drives are shucked external USB drives picked up overtime, they were mostly running JBOD over usb 2.0 until I started reading through this thread sometime last year and I got tired of too many cords and the mess of enclosures.  It is only at that time that I added any redundancy to the system.  Power consumption is around 240W.

A third party fan controller has been added to help get rid of some of the excess summer heat in the media stand.  I'm also installing a tiny arduino accessed on internal USB connections to make using the volume knob on the case easier again as the original drivers have gotten too old to get working easily on Windows 8.

 

Build Thread: (Will continue to update)

 

 

Photo's: (Will add shortly, July 19)

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On 7/6/2018 at 1:26 AM, gcs8 said:

My old 2011 build still has me in 23ed place, let's see where my current build gets me.

Without adding anyone else that has updated or added new builds since the last update...

 

First!!

 

 

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On 4/1/2018 at 3:45 AM, Cynagen said:

Before I go posting full specs here, I just wanted to throw out a couple of my concerns before I attempt to opt in to be counted.

I'm running a QNAP TS-431 (4-bay) + 4-bay eSATA port replicator for a total of 8 disks, the 4 disks in the eSATA enclosure are not in a RAID configuration (I popped them in one by one and had to manually transfer stuff from disk to disk so I never attempted to RAID them).
My concerns are that my base enclosure (the TS-431) won't qualify me in the first place, and that the 4 disks in the external enclosure won't count (for whatever reason) thus completely disqualifying me.

They're all for storage as per the requirement; I'm not including the USB2.0 RAID0 enclosure attached to the NAS; One of the disks in the external enclosure is the destination of incoming sources including my own Plex DVR captures (HDHomeRun Prime + CableCard ftw) others acting as sorted semi-deep storage (before it gets mirrored to DBox), and the internal bays are configured together as a RAID5 right now to store my movie collection for Plex. Overall, there's a 4x3TB RAID5 in the internal, and 3x2TB + 1x2.5TB individuals in the external enclosure for a total of 8 drives and 20.5TB total.

If somebody could clarify if I qualify, I'll do up a full post with pics, but if I don't qualify, I'll show myself out until I can get on FreeNAS at some point in the future.

I'd be curious to check it out.  eSATA still relies on the same single motherboard for control.  It isn't just slamming external USB drives onto the system.  I assume that's really what the original rule was attempting to avoid.

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I may miss a few people that were updates but some new systems have been added:

@snortingfrogs

@brwainer

@Poohy14

@Lurick

@TopWargamer

@Nemockulous

@handruin

@JK Vengeance

@porina

@Darkside447

@GreasyGaming

@deafboy

@Mikensan

@H3llscr3am

@dkuhn

@grimreeper132

@LAwLz

@kiddsupreme

@SakuraChan

@Thorn57

@gcs8

 

updates:

@b348xyx

@AnonymousGuy

@Mkvarner

@djdwosk97

@Helly

@Green_man_5

@unijab

@Night_Rider0

@Dr_Frankenstein

@dalekphalm

@Jarsky

 

I had to add a bunch of new OS and Drive types.  I also am sure I missed at least one system of note that didn't have five drives.  I'll go back and find that to add next time.  I was able to get colonel_mortis, one of the mods, to put in the html for me into the front page.  Big thanks for the help on that.  I'm going to update the github repository with the updates I've made to the configuration pages.  I'll keep an eye out for some updates and maybe try making another update then.  Or maybe just when I add some drives to try to get a better rank myself ;)

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Oh oops, I kind of forgot about this thread. Don't really post anymore. Mine's been updated. It's still in a cardboard box, and still 16TB, but it has 4 drives now and is running Windows 10 (a cardinal sin, I know).


COMIC SANS

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4 hours ago, timdine said:

I may miss a few people that were updates but some new systems have been added:

Thanks! Unfortunately, none of the graphs are showing in the posting, and if I click the link for the .svg files I get an error that the attachment isn't available to me (like a permissions issue).


Looking to buy GTX690, other multi-GPU cards, or single-slot graphics cards: 

 

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