[SOLD] Small/Compact Server - Hot Swap, Supermicro, Chenbro, Dual Core

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Fully tested and runs rock solid


Wanted to build a small/portable unRAID server. Built it, tested it and now for sale.



Chenbro ES-ES169


(Internal PSU, Hot swap Hard drive cages, Really easy to change out drives, small size, Has to be special ordered if you can find it)



Supermicro MBD-X7SPA-HF


Full Compatible and tested with unRAID: http://lime-technology.com/wiki/index.php?title=Hardware_Compatibility#Motherboard

Dual Core 1.66ghz Atom. Great features: IPMI. Expandable, can support up to 14 drives with additional card!


Memory: Crucial 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)

unRAID running on: Corsair Flash Mini 4GB

SilentX iXtrema 60mm Case

Does not include drives.


Capacity potential:

Basic Version Installed, Need plus license to use all 4 drives with parity (protection)

Max storage using 2TB drives: 8TB (unprotected) 6TB (protected)

Max storage using 3TB drives: 12TB (unprotected) 9TB (protected)

Expandable to support 14 drives if used in a larger case.


The case has 4 x 3.5" hot swap trays and 1 x 2.5" internal tray that can be used for a cache/scratch disk.



This is brand new, I have all of the receipts. This is less then the cost of the parts.




Hot swap bays with lockable door. (Sorry for the low quality pictures)



Protective plastic still on.



Very small foot print.



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I have this exact same setup with 4 GB ram, 4x 3TB Hitachi drives (9TB usable) and a 7200rpm 320GB laptop cache drive.


Rock solid setup and very low energy usage.


You can cheaply add an Esata port for about $3.

For big spenders, an SSD will fit perfectly in the cache drive spot.




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Looks like a nice, compact server.  Why are you selling it?


Basically built it as little project/challenge based on the idea of a fully functional unraid server yet portable and low energy usage. I was curious if I could piece together a unraid server that could be used as a very large portable hard drive. Something that would be good to say bring to a cottage or in a RV, so you could bring a large media collection with you. I was also hoping that I could find someone that would be interested in unraid, xbmc, media center related things and setup a complete solution for them. I figured this was a good build also for if/when I found some interested I could easily show a complete system hooked up at their house. This server and a ion zbox running xbmc. Everything is energy efficient yet powerfully, easy to use, reliable and takes up little space. So I built it, tested it, boxed it up, project/challenge completed. Now its just looking for a good home.

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