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    NAS and Plex server build help

    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 The last time I built a computer was about 5 years ago so all my knowledge about what is best to buy is very out of date...
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    AI/Deep Learning/Machine Learning/HPC Build

    Hi all, 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...
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    Home storage server

    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: Gigabyte MA-790FXT-UD5P AMD Phenom II X4 955 Corsair Dominator 4GB 1600 128GB Samsung OEM SSD Nvidia Quadro FX3500 LSI MegaRaid SAS 8888ELP Belkin USB 3.0...
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    Battries and soldering

    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...
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    DIY Rack & Internet Isolated PCs and ESXi VM Host

    Hi All, 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!) My...
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    Help with building JBOD for R815

    Hi all, 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...
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    List of components

    Hello Everybody, 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...
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    Building FreeNAS

    Hallo everybody, 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...
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    Current suggestions for DIY JBOD enclosure power board?

    Hi Guys, 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...
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    Reviving decomissioned Dell PowerEdge R410

    First off, new user, first post, let me know if this is the wrong place to post this. TL;DR: 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...
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    DIY WS2016/Storage Spaces Box (NVMe -> SSD -> Spinners)

    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...
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    Help me understand IP addressing please

    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 :) Currently, my...
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    FreeNAS or OpenIndiana/Nappit hardware advice

    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. Environment: Rack mount Connection Symmetrical gigabit fiber pfSense UTM on Dell r210 with E3-1240 Ubiquiti Switch with SFP/SFP+...