I have been browsing this forum and the wiki for a couple of weeks now and I feel like I already have UCD. I think the only relief I am going to get from this affliction is to go ahead and take the plunge and do my 1st build.
A primary justification for the expense is improving WAF over the accumulation of storage devices I currently have. A primary requirement of my purchasing decisions is to get as much as possible on Newegg, with a starting budget of $500+ to take advantage of Newegg’s n
As I have suggested elsewhere - you don't need the fancy graphics capabilities of the ION platform for unRAID - you can save $$$ and power consumption by using something simpler. Some Atom based boards with the NM10 chipset work well. Gigabyte GA-D510UD works well for me. I expect that the D525 version would also work (uses DDR3 instead of DDR2 memory). All four SATA ports on the board work well. There's only a PCI slot for expansion (no PCI-e), but with an Atom CPU that's not a big issue f