Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by oli, May 10, 2011.
Do you have a link to the PSU you bought from AE?
Thanks, related this to him also.
You can't have enough n54l systems. They make a great nas
Molex Y-splitters can be hard to get locally if you dont already have them and want to use the PSU "now". So I'd recommend double-checking the PSU you order has the number you need
That latest review
Search eBay for Flex ATX
plenty there to be had for cheap........ in what ever power rating and connectors you require.
So is that the actual form factor, Flex ATX? - I note that AliExpress one linked earlier, is that the right shape? I thought it was a bit skinnier than that?
are people running bigger HDDs in these? I've been slowly replacing the Hitachi 2TB with WD Red 4TB as the Hitachies die. Recently ZFS has started coughing up checksum errors while resilvering, but the errors appear against the pool and/or vdev but not individual disks. I read this may be caused by bad RAM, but I have ECC RAM and memtests so far are showing no errors.
I have 5x10TB NAS drives purring away, not a single issue
Running FreeNAS and can saturate 1Gb interface
yes flex ATX is the form factor
pick a higher wattage and more connectors if you like.... or a greener one etc.
Yeah ok, I think I just maybe had a read error on a disk while resilvering. It all seems ok now. If I were starting again I would maybe go for higher capacity disks and raidz2.
I'm still on the fence about upgrading, I'd like to but finding it hard to justify being lazy with deleting data
How much RAM do you need for this setup?
4Gb of ECC ram - 40% used and no issues streaming to a 80+ user plex server
Thanks, when i get time i might get mine out of storage and try this. Was tossing up between using xpenology or whatever the synology software is called or freenas.
very very surprised it worked and hasn't choked in any way but it's been awesome - built 2 and fill up one now wanting to build one more...
Good lord. Transcoding?
It's a NAS - why would it?
Plex is on another box and I wanted something that could scale well ($50 + drives and a network cable give me another 25-50TB) rather then a massive all in one box
Hence my confusion. Running Plex on an unraid box ATM but it's only a low spec i5. Tossing up what kind of specs I'd need for 5-6 users, and whether I just get a second Lenovo Tiny or similar for transcoding only.
Grab a GPU and do all transcoding (P2000 handles 30+ easy) on that or separate the machines for scale
Microservers are a great low powered NAS with ECC it's nothing else haha
Yeah, went down the serverbuilds.net builds rabbit hole, and ended up just stuck for choice (and trying to get a decent dual Xeon board in Aus).
Likely just gonna grab a P2000 as so far the i5 seems to be handing all the other stuff just fine, and unraid is great.