I use unraid for home..newest beta with Dual 4TB Parity. I'm not going to get into the raid discussion other than last night I corrupted a data drive and had to use the parity to recreate it. I didnt lose any data and the disk was emulated the whole time so the data was accessible.
you're talking this unit? Supermicro SC846E16 R1200B X8DTE F BAREBONES 24 Bay 4U Server | eBay
That should have 2 1200watt PSUs, the seller lists 900watt units which might mean the fans are louder, it doesnt include rails..if it's like my sc836 then rails are required unless you put it on a shelf.
I ordered one and got it today. outer rails were mounted on the server during shipment and were all bent up making it impossible to mount on the rails. I've got a message into them.
Did your units come with a fan shield and rear fans? mine didnt.
Ok, question on these..how much power will it draw just doing nothing? I understand it doesnt include anything related to the actual server and its just the Power Supply, back planes, fans, etc. The dual 1200watts power supplies just freaks me out thinking it will drain a lot of power by itself...