So I recently got a 1.65 TB fusion io ssd which was fantastic except for the fact it runs hotter than my cpu at 63C. After a day of looking for usb and pcie fan I thought about mounting a fan directly onto my ssd which was near impossible. Then I realized I can glue a sff pc fan to a mounting...
I'm looking at building my first freenas Storage server to store finished projects and edit directly out of. I've decided to go about DIYing it after being unimpressed by the performance/price of Synology and QNAP solutions. My goal for this build was to come up with a more...
Hey Guys first time posting on the forum,
I've recently decided to build a dedicated Plex Server and NAS instead of piggy backing off my gaming rig so I wanted some advice. The last time I built a computer was about 5 years ago so all my knowledge about what is best to buy is very out of date...
I am interested in building a workstation or server that can tackle the above tasks and have a few GPUs knocking about. I have read numerous guides online, but most tend to advocate GTX/RTX and desktop hardware etc. I am in a relatively uncommon situation as I am an IT broker (primarily...
This project started out as a budget project to reuse old equipment that I had stashed around the house.
This was the spec I started with:
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Corsair Dominator 4GB 1600
128GB Samsung OEM SSD
Nvidia Quadro FX3500
LSI MegaRaid SAS 8888ELP
Belkin USB 3.0...
So I have a handheld vac that has internal rechargeable batteries and charging stand and it won't hold a charge anymore. I opened it up easy and it has several sets of unbranded rechargeable AA batteries where two batteries are in parallel with some soldering between their ends with a small...
I am beginning my upgrade adventure on my DIY Home Rack (Modified Lack Rack). The rack itself was a black Lack Coffee table with the shelf installed at the bottom of the legs. The complete lower rack can provides 8U of roll-around rack space. (I will post pictures soon, sorry!)
I picked up 4 x Poweredge R815 servers at auction. They came fully loaded - 4 x Opteron 6276, 256gb ddr3, PERC H700, QLogic QLE8242, 2 x 1100w PSUs, etc.
I am very new to working with servers and have some basic questions for a build I'm considering.
Firstly, this is mostly just a...
I hope this will be my last post and I finally will be able to build my own NAS.
Like I mentioned in previous posts I want to create a NAS with about 25 TB of storage for Saving of my many private files.
I researched a lot and finally made a list of my components I intended...
I again have a few questions about the usage (or building) of a NAS Server.
I want to create a private NAS with a huge amount of files (I think there are about 18 Terabyte of files I want to save) and my biggest fear is to lose them due to Bit Rot.
So I Read that ZFS should be...
I have a 4U chassis with 24 bays for 3.5" drives currently, but it is short depth at only 550mm. With the hardware raid controller and SAS expander I have, the area for the mobo is pretty cramped, and I am thinking of offloading the compute part of the machine to a seperate chassis...
First off, new user, first post, let me know if this is the wrong place to post this.
Can't get any OS to see drives, though BIOS and PERC see them. Can't figure out how to install drivers.
So I got my hands on a used R410 for free through my work. I wanted to learn about servers and...
Hi, first post here :)
I'm about to build a dedicated storage box at home, where I plan to run WS2016 w/ Storage Spaces as I've grown tired of FreeNAS because of my growing interest in Windows env.
For this build I've planned to use the following components:
- BitFenix Phenom M (mATX version...
Disclaimer: I am not an IT professional but I like messing/learning/building and making my wife mad as I spend $$$ on our home network. She thinks that having a huge rack server with tons of stuff is only for bussines environment. Well, not for me. So I will keep spending :)
First post as a member, longtime reader.
I have weighed the pros and cons of DIY vs commercial (synology) NASs and have decided to roll my own.
Connection Symmetrical gigabit fiber
pfSense UTM on Dell r210 with E3-1240
Ubiquiti Switch with SFP/SFP+...