Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by oli, May 10, 2011.
Do you mean straight SATA plugs doesn't fit well on the internal side?
I think he does, as i ran into same issue, using a right angled one on the mobo side is advised
After reading that again, I think he meant that straight eSATA plugs can be a bit long but angled eSATA plugs will need to be bent 180º to be routed back into the case.
Will try to source some components before the server arrives. Thanks for the heads up.
I think you might be getting some miss information here.
I believe the others are talking about the internal SATA port that needs/benifits from the right angle connection.
You are asking about the E-Sata port on the rear yes? and looping that back inside the case thru the PCI bracket slot to a HDD in the ODD bay.
Just a straight E-Sata to SATA cable will do you fine, and 50cm should be enough length.
If however you are meaning the (On Motherboard) internal SATA port... then yes the others are correct in what they are saying.
Might have been Mondaytitis.
... and yes, that's what I understand, straight eSATA to SATA for routing the eSATA port to an internal bay; angled SATA connector for internal SATA port.
Does anyone know if the e-sata controller on the mobo supports port multiplying?
Would be super cheap to just buy one of those 5 bay expanders than connect via e-sata and connect that to this box for added storage goodness!
From what I have read on HARDOCP... no it doesn't
Subbed! This looks like a very interesting box. Is anyone using one of these in place of a QNAP? I was tempted to go with a QNAP but this would offer a lot more flexibility and transfer speed.
The other option is to put a controller card in and run ESXi and ZFS
You don't need a right angled SATA cable for the internal SATA port. I'm using a straight one and its fine. just need to put a few right angle bends in it to get it around the drive bays but its not an issue.
Why do you think that?
$ for $ this would compare to the TS-419 which reports about 1/2 the transfer rates people have reported with this Microserver.
Flexibility is naturally going to be less since the QNAP only has a set amount of features and a few extra plugins from what I understand.
Heys guys just a heads up.
Discussion on backing up your nas
Would love some input from some of you
Hmmm, I'm only getting 45MB/s on write over samba ATM, but then again it's in to the swap for 97MB as well. It is running with only 512MB of RAM I s'pose.
Using one with a clip on it is probably a good idea to make sure it stays plugged in though, especially when you have to pull the board tray in/out. There's a channel on the top left above the power supply that you can route the cable through.
I'll also be happy to run some benchmarks on my one too.
Difference is that I am running stock 1gig ram, linux with raid 5 and 4x old 4 platter 1tb WD greens.
I'm quite happy to be thrashed in these tests, but I'm curious to how much difference it would make.
Cheers. I've added them to the first post. If anyone else posts some comprehensive benchmarks I'll add them to OP as well.
(Agg edit: malware warning on your images)
So for anyone who's tried to enable the internal RAID controller AFTER installing Windows Home Server 2011 (or Vista/7 for that matter), you've probably found that your OS will not boot.
The proper way to make Windows work is to do a fresh install with RAID enabled in the BIOS. But that means potentially losing your existing Windows install (or definitely in the case of WHS11).
So I scoured the net and finally found this guide to hack the registry and allow the installation of the AMD RAID drivers: http://www.wikihow.com/Enable-Raid-...ws-for-Amd-Sb850-(Possibly-Sb8Xx)-Controllers
However to save fellow members the hassle of following the guide, I have saved values and files necessary for the HP Microserver.
Note: I was configuring a Windows Home Server 2011 x64 install. I'm not sure if this will work for 32-bit versions.
1. In the BIOS, set the SATA mode to either IDE or AHCI (whatever you had originally).
2. Boot into Windows.
3. Download the AMD RAID driver:
4. Open the downloaded file, and extract the file ahcix64s.sys, and copy it to c:\windows\system32\drivers
5. Backup your registry.
6. Download this registry file: http://uploading.com/files/11dd7c99/raid.reg/
7. Apply the registry file.
8. Reboot, and in the BIOS set your SATA mode to RAID.
9. Configure your RAID arrays by pressing CTRL-F if necessary when booting.
10. Boot into Windows and voila! 5 hours of your life otherwise saved!
If anyone's interested, the values that I obtained by following the guide for the HP RAID Controller were:
Got my replacement PSU - it's a little bit quieter than the previous one but still has a bit of a hum that I don't like. I'll be looking at a fan swap a bit later - just need the right parts... any help identifying the connector is appreciated!
interested in this will be following it closely