92TB FlexRAID Server
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I've posted this on another forum but I thought I'd post it here since.  This server has been growing since I first put it together and it's a mix of old hardware with a really nice case.

Case: Corsair 750D with extra HDD cages installed. ($185 CAD, plus $150 CAD in cages, air flow panel and solid panel to replace the windowed panel.  Shipping and exchange really screwed me here)
Motherboard: Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 (Free!  Bought it five years ago for a college workstation, this mobo has been decommissioned and in a box for two years before being repurposed.)
CPU: Intel i5 2300 2.8ghz ($80 USD, basically the cheapest compatible CPU I could source without going dual core.  Also, in retrospect, I should have looked at the equivalent Ivy Bridge to save some more power.)
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair SMS08GX3M2A13339C 1333mhz SO-DIMM DDR3 memory.  (Free!  In a drawer since a laptop was upgraded to 16GB.  Yes, no joke, SODIMM in a DIMM board, we'll get to that later.)
Graphics: Asus Radeon HD 5450 EAH5450 SILENT/DI/1GD3‏(LP)‏  ($37 CAD on eBay!  It's overkill, but I needed video out to access the BIOS and for emergency servicing... But I get you it plays Portal 2 decently)
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650w P2 ($99 CAD)
Extra SATA Controller: SYBA SI-PEX40064 ($34.99 CAD.  I'll just add more of these as needed) x 3
RAM Adaptor: SO-DIMM to DIMM DDR3 adaptors  ($9.54 USD)

The Hard Drives
System drives:
1x256GB Samsung EVO 850 (OS)11
1x500GB Seagate Momentus Thin 2.5" (Temp Downloads)
1x2TB Seagate Barracuda 2.5" (Download Holding Tank)

Storage Drives:
3x4TB Seagate Desktop HDD
4x8TB Seagate Archive HDD
6x8TB Seagate Baracuda HDD

Parity Drives:
1x8TB Seagate Baracuda HDD

The whole box from the front:
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A closer up shot of the onboard SATA and cheap SATA controllers running the whole job:
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The back end drives with cable management.  I'm using a third party 9xSATA power connector to keep things clean:
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Yes, no joke, old laptop RAM in adapters to save a few bucks. Smile
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And finally in snap on holders that go over the back of the 3.5" drives, the OS SSD and mechanical drives that handle downloading and unraring and such for Usenet and Torrents.
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Messages In This Thread
92TB FlexRAID Server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-02-17, 17:43
RE: 58TB FlexRAID server - by Talguy - 2018-02-22, 19:52
RE: 58TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-02-23, 21:45
RE: 58TB FlexRAID server - by FlashPan - 2018-02-28, 14:53
RE: 58TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-03-01, 05:40
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-04-08, 04:19
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by natethomas - 2018-04-11, 08:19
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-04-13, 04:33
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by nchall - 2018-04-18, 19:00
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-04-19, 04:37
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by tjay260476 - 2018-04-21, 16:55
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-04-21, 19:37
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by tjay260476 - 2018-04-22, 01:27
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by docwra - 2018-06-18, 11:32
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by Klojum - 2018-06-18, 12:04
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-06-19, 02:23
RE: 62TB FlexRAID server - by tjay260476 - 2018-06-19, 02:47
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-05, 01:56
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by tjay260476 - 2018-10-05, 02:52
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-05, 02:56
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by tjay260476 - 2018-10-05, 04:23
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-06, 01:06
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by 3dfx - 2018-10-05, 06:41
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-06, 00:52
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by 3dfx - 2018-10-06, 17:58
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-06, 18:22
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by 3dfx - 2018-10-06, 18:25
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-06, 18:59
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by tjay260476 - 2018-10-06, 12:12
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by Harro - 2018-10-06, 20:22
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-06, 21:00
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by Harro - 2018-10-07, 20:49
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-08, 00:14
RE: 70TB FlexRAID server - by DJ_Izumi - 2018-10-27, 05:20
RE: 92TB FlexRAID Server - by DJ_Izumi - 2019-11-08, 20:22
RE: 92TB FlexRAID Server - by Video Titles - 2019-11-09, 12:55
RE: 92TB FlexRAID Server - by DJ_Izumi - 2019-11-09, 16:04
RE: 92TB FlexRAID Server - by Video Titles - 2019-11-09, 19:42


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