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  1. My goal for this build is to use it as a Plex server and run some dockers to help me manage my Linux (:D) torrents. It would serve 1 or 2 people at most and I have a Roku device, therefore, the transcoding feature will only be used occasionally. Parts that I have Case - Fractal Design Define R5 Black PSU - Cortek Sirius 800W Plus Gold HDD - 5 x Western Digital Red 6 TB (Plan to get 3 more in the near future) SSD - Samsung evo 1TB Parts that I am considering getting Processor - Intel Pentium Gold G5400 Mobo - Gigabyte Aorus B360M Gaming 3 motherboard RAM - Kingston 8GB DDR4 (KVR24N17S8/8) HBA - Dell PERC H200 Is the Gigabyte Aorus B360M Gaming 3 motherboard good enough for this build? All I really need is the 6 x sata ports, and a PCI-E slot to add the hba card for future storage expansion. The additional RAM slot helps too. I'll be getting the mobo used, for around $67
  2. Hello everyone.. I am looking to build a 1155 system, using a processor (G2030) , however I may go for a 1150 board. The reason is that I could easily source for 8 port sata mobos that are on 1155 however , the 1150 boards that are within my budget (below USD150) usually has 6 sata ports, in my country, Singapore. i am planning to get a system with 8 hard disks, eventually expending to 24, which would be the maximum capacity of the chassis of my choice. I tried reading and looking into the option to have a controller however I am not able to wrap my head around the concept. I do not want to run them in RAID (Not at the moment), in which I want the OS to recognize each drives individually. For this, I would need to get a PCIE Sata controller to accommodate the additional drives. Now, there are Sata controllers that supports port multipliers. I am slightly confused on how this work. Does it mean that the controller would sit in the PCIE slot, and each port would support more than 1 hard disk using a special cable. For example a single cable that connects to one of the sata controller has additional heads that would connect up to, for example 8 hard drives. Is this the concept? In which case, what would be the suitable type/model that I should get that would support up to 24 hard drives, assuming that the motherboard would be able to accommodate 8 hard drives.
  3. I am not quite sure what the "tabs" are. Do you have pictures of the tabs that are unmoded and then flattened? Would the 5 in 3s have any issue in recognizing my 3TB drives?
  4. Thanks eroz batt01, I like this case. Is this the same one here: http://www.amazon.com/Nexus-Prominent-9/dp/B0057JAJT6 Where else could i get it (online) ?
  5. Thank you. For the Azza Helios 910, Does it mean that it can contain 4 x 3.5" drives internally, and if I were to add XIGMATEK 4 in 3 HDD Cage, I could have 12 x 3.5" drives outside which totals about 17 x 3.5" drives in 1 case?
  6. Hello, I have posted numerous threads here and after some digging through, I have concluded my build, however I am unable to find the right case for my build. My budget for the case alone would be less than $100. Below is my build: (Currently will house 6 HDDs, but I am looking to go more than 10 in the future) CPU: Intel® Pentium® Processor G620 Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 (Mainly for it's 8 Onboard Sata) RAM:4GB Kingston DDR3 Case: HELP NEEDED Power Supply: Corsair TX850M Parity Drive: 3TB Caviar Green Data Drives: 3 x 3TB Caviar Green, 1 x 1TB WD Black, 1 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda, 1 x 1TB Samsung F3
  7. Thank you for the reply. I did use the search button and did use google which led me to the link you provided but again , they're not clear which is what led me to create this thread.
  8. Hello, I plan on going with a cheap build to last me for a year or two, before I upgrade. I am from Malaysia but do import stuff from China regularly. There is a Chinese branded AMD-E350 configuration. What I liked about it is that it comes with 6 sata ports. It comes with an onboard Realtek RTL811 NIC. I am worried that the NIC might not work with unraid. Other specs includes: SATA Interface: 6 x SATA II Interface PCI-E slots : 1 x PCI-E X16, 1 ×PCI-E X1 PCI slots : 1 x PCI What I have: 1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 7200RPM 1TB 1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 7200 RPM 1TB 1 x Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 7200 RPM 1TB 3 x Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB (Recently Purchased, UNUSED) What Will It Be Used For: 1) To stream my movies / tv shows to another computer. No transcoding is needed 2) If it is possible, I would like to run a XBMC server on this board as well. Would this board be sufficient enough for my basic needs?
  9. I am not too sure on the electrical cost per KWH as it is based on the amount of electricity that we use per month. In a 5 people family home, we pay about RM200 per month or USD60 where the air conditioner is sometimes turned on in 2 - 3 rooms. I am using a corsair gs700 psu for my desktop and yes it is very good. It is silent and performs without much fuss. I trust the brand Corsair, having my SSD drive from them as well. I will go with the PSU that you've recomended. Efficiency is not a big concern at the moment as the server would be turned on from Thursdays to Sundays. It might run full time during November - December but once college starts, it would usually run over the weekend depending on my classes as I would be a state away from home. My usage would be the same as yours, adding movies / tv shows to the array every now and then and it wouldn't be that frequent therefore the cache drive would be unnessary. I would be able to wait a few minutes extra while my files get copied over. So from your suggestion, it's better that I get a 7200RPM drive to be assigned as a parity drive right? I am considering the ST3000DM001 model as you have suggested. Thank you very much. I see. There are no constellation model available for 3TB so my choice is rather limited. Please correct me if i am wrong. By the way guys, I have a few more questions 1) Is it possible that the server to be turned on over the weekend every time or would it be better to leave it running 24/7 (Any risk of degradation / data loss / corruption) 2) I have some data in all 3 of my 1TB drives. Will the data be gone once I add them to the array?
  10. Hey guys, So I plan on seperating the HDDS from my HTPC and have a dedicated UNRAID box. Below is my proposed build: Case: 4U rack mount server case with gate door D416N Cpu: Intel Core i3-3220 Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP Memory: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1600 KVR16N11/4 PSU: SILVERSTONE Strider Gold Evolution SST-ST75F-G 750W Flash Drive: SanDisk Cruzer Fit 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive What I have: 1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 7200RPM 1TB 1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 7200 RPM 1TB 1 x Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 7200 RPM 1TB 3 x Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB (Recently Purchased, UNUSED) What I plan to do: 1) To keep my system future proof. I was told that the casing would hold up to 10 Hard Disk Drives, but expandable to 15 drives. My storage needs will definitely increase, however, 15 would be enough where I could simply swap out a 3TB drive and replace it with a 7TB drive in the future. 2) One of the 3TB drives would serve as a parity. 3) XBMC with mysql will be running on this build so that I could access my media from any device / location at home without having to update multiple devices. My Questions: 1) Is the PSU overkill? I am leaning towards the idea that I might not need to change the PSU if I were to add up to 10 drives in the near future (ALL Green) 2) Should i opt for a different build? My requirements is something along the total cost of this proposed build and something that is not power-hungry 3) Would I need a cache drive for this requirements? I hope not P/s: I am from Malaysia and these parts would be bought from Malaysia except for the casing which will be imported from China. Your feedback would be most helpful as I am still in the stage of discovery.
  11. Hello guys, Just last year, i built my first system with an i5 2500k processor. Now I am considering of building an Unraid server which would serve as a media storage server so I could stream my tv shows and movies from my devices at home. What is your budget? Below $600 (without drives) How many drives do you want your server to be able to support and how much capacity do you need? At the moment 6 (12TB) Is expandability important to you? Yes, however, it might take 6 - 12 months for me to add more drives assuming that the space gets used up within that time period Are you interested in running any unRAID Add Ons (see here)? At the moment, No. The server is meant for streaming my media contents which I'd view via XBMC Do you want to run green/low power drives or faster 7200 rpm drives? Green and Low powered drives are fine. Do you have any spare parts laying around that you would like to apply towards your build? Yes, 1 x 1TB Western Digital Black , 1 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM, 1 x 1TBSamsung F3 Questions / Requirements 1) At the moment, most of my blu-rays are compressed down to 720P. With this build, I plan to go full 1080P as space might not be a big issue by then. 2) I am using a Linksys WRT54GL 100MBPS wired / 54MBPS wireless router. I don't think this would be sufficient for me to stream 1080P content so this would have to be upgraded as well. I am considering the Asus RT-N15U router 3)The Unraid server will be running in my room, which is 1 room away from the router. If I were to connect it using a Cat5 cable, it would look really messy. Would a homeplug ethernet powerline help in this situation? 4) The server would run usually 2 - 3 days a week, and the rest of the week it would be turned off as I wouldn't be at home unless I decide to turn it on so I could stream it from elsewhere. 5) There will only be 1 or 2 devices at home utilizing the throughput of the server. On some rare occasion, it will go up to 4 devices. 6) The server's job is to stream movies and that is about it. XBMC will run on the client computer and thus the server doesn't have to be a powerhorse. 7) I would prefer a mobo with 6GBPS sata as it would be future proof. I would want to mess with the server initially, but after that it should run quietly in the background without needing any further adjustments. 9) I want the system to run as silent as possible as it would be in my room. What I want in my Build 1) A low powered processor 2) 1GBPS of NIC capability 3) A case that would be able to contain 6 x 3.5" HDDs. Perhaps it would be able to hold up to 10 x 3.5" HDDs since I might be upgrading / adding HDDs in the future. 4) A PSU that is both efficient and silent. Enough to provide power to my build. 5) My parity drive would be the 3TB Drive I am in Malaysia, so some parts like Rosewell are not sold here. However, there is http://www.facebook.com/NeweggMalaysia?fref=ts which brings in stuff to Malaysia from Newegg. All we have to do is order from Newegg and they'll ship it to us. Here's hoping that I'd be able to find something that fit my needs. ** The HDDs will not be purchased from Newegg / America. They'll be bought from Malaysia as it would be easier to RMA should they malfunction**