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    "New" HGST Coolspin 4TB $105

    New HGST 4TB Coolspin 64MB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive -PC/Mac, CCTV DVR ,NAS, RAID | eBay Are these really new drives as claimed do you think? If so, a great deal at $26 per TB shipped. Are they even made anymore? I'm afraid that it might be another front for GoHardDrive where they peddle...
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    Maximum # harddisk a motherboard can handle with 2 SAS expanders

    I'm new to this JBOD thing so bear with me.. Planning to build gigantic Media server running Ubuntu. I just bought 1 HP SAS expander and an IBM M1015 SAS Card which has 2 SFF8087 ports, meaning it can hold up to 2 SAS expanders... I've measured the mobo and it looks like 2 SAS expander could...
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    What drive configuration & FS for a home server using Proxmox and BTRFS (hopefully)

    Hi all, I'd love to run a Proxmox setup for my home server and really like the flexibility that BTRFS seems to offer for my personal files and media, but I know that BTRFS isn't great with VMs (by default) nor integrated into Proxmox. So I'm wondering whether I can do some sort of mix of ZFS...
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    Proliant DL360 G6 + DL180 backplane (+ PCI-E HBA) = Fan noise?

    I have read that DL360 G6 fan goes crazy if you put hdd that dosent support (smart 194 temperature?). I have Dl360 g6 in a custom case that can fit 12x 3.5" dl180 g6 backplane. I was thinking of connecting all my drives to that backplane as I have few drives that don't give temperature in right...
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    Seagate 4TB Constellation HDD ES.3 7200RPM for $29

    Seagate 4TB Constellation HDD ES.3 7200RPM SATA ST4000NM0033 Found this on ebay. great deal I think. Ordered two. going fast.
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    Recommendations for VM storage

    Hi there, Are there any guides or articles on choosing good storage for a home VM server setup? I'm currently running a md software RAID10 of 4 consumer 2.5" HDDs (7100 RPM) which are providing good-enough performance for me messing around with a few VMs but are now starting to feel a bit on...