So its about time for the latest ideas for my new file server. Currently im facing performance and storage issues. Current Server - Intel ITX Mobo Atom CPU 4 gb ram - 5x 3tb, 1x 2tb, and 64gb ssd for OS no raids. - in a Lian Li PC-Q08B case Nothing overly special. OS: Debian Squeeze Current server Roles - Webserver - usenet client - media storage - samba for home sharing(RPI xmbc etc.) other misc jobs - backups/mutiple disks and remote for important stuff. The proposed new server - ITX mother board socket 1155 cpu (i5 or i7) - 16gb ram - 10x 3tb drives + ssd for OS Debian OS again, and i will be doing something fairly unique for the filesystem. More to come on that one. I will be building the new server completely separate, as i can't afford any downtime. Proposed Roles will be much the same, but more storage/more grunt. Now the hard part, i have been tinkering in my head and hunting down solutions, but i have come to the conclusion i will be sticking to the same case (Lian Li PC-Q08B, the size is just perfect), and will be cramming 10 drives, stock they wont take 10 but we can get around that. Lian Li PC-Q08B The case stock has a 140mm fan that is upright on the front of the case, the plan is to lay it back and mount 2 cages either side of it. each cage will hold 5 drives, mounted on there sides. I will be 3d printing the cages. I have designed the cages to be ridged enough to hold the weight of the drives. The existing hdd/cdrom cages will be removed from the case, to allow the cage to fit in there place. The case has arrived and i have a mockup cage printed, so will get onto some actual photos tonight.