Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by oli, May 10, 2011.
LP brackets for br10i you say...
tune in next week
It was only just released onto MSDN for developer preview. It is the final release though so I expect retail/oem copies to be available soonish.
anyone help me on this?
Thanks, but it's out of stock, and no ETA.
Awesome! I guess that gives me some time to collect some new drives and ram.
sata 3 drives are backwards compatible with sata 2.
as for MSY, the hitachi's are you best bet, depends on how your using them, and if the 4k sectors are going to matter a lot or a little.
I loaded Solaris 11 Express onto an el-cheapo 8G key last night (CD as installation media). The install took ages, probably close to 2 hours. I rebooted and the first boot also took a long time, but I haven't had time to check subsequent boots yet. I'll be looking for info on how to make sure only the boot stuff is on the key, and everything else like swap should be on spinning disks if possible.
Do you need the brackets if you're not using external ports? I bought a cheapie SATA card and just unscrewed the bracket and removed it completely. The card just sits nicely in the x1 slot with the rear blanking plates still in place.
+1 for owners list
Added 4GB ram, GT210 and a couple of 1TB drives I had.
Will be used as a media centre running XBMC Live.
Original 1GB PC3-10600E up for grabs. Yours for a small contribution to the folding fund and I'll even post it for free. Shoot me a PM. ram heading wjamin's way
First order has arrived (beyond server delivery) two new WD20EARS. I'm risking the 4K sector in RAID5, but everything I've read about Ubuntu and mdadm tells me that it shouldn't be a problem.
Just waiting on RAM and I'll be all over this build.
Who's got the hot tip / price / link on 4GB sticks of Unreg. ECC for this bad boy?
Got mine up and running last night with 2 x 2x2TB mirror vdevs in a single zpool.
This way I should be able to expand in pairs; gives me 4TB~ usable. What's the deal with speed though? Is it faster with a raidz1/2 config than multiple mirrors? Or will zfs stripe the vdevs for the zpool?
I've order two of these from Mwave: KVR1333D3E9S/4G
As noted in previous posts, the price has gone up $22.80 per stick since I ordered mine on Tuesday.
Faster in your situation with the 2 x mirrors you will get the speed of 2 x drives combined.
Raidz1/2 will give you 1 x drives speed, unless you have multiple raidz's
This was what I thought, thanks for clearing it up.
Did a quick bench through napp-it last night once I got the thing all up and running, 75MB/s seq. write, 375MB/s seq. read.
Needs more ram + tweaks methinks.
I'm using FreeBSD, but I assume it would be similar on Linux and Solaris. I partitioned the USB flash drive with only one partition and then set up /etc/fstab like so:
The USB flash drive is mounted at /
/var/run, /var/tmp, /var/log and /tmp are RAM disks
There is no swap
I'm not exactly an expert when it comes to all things *nix, so if anyone has any comments on this I'd like to hear it.
~$220 for 4x4GB sticks of ram. Just be aware that it is a little bit slower than the original ram (1066mhz vs 1333)
Has anyone checked to see what speed the memory actually runs at? PDF Specs say "PC3-10600E unbuffered DDR3 ECC operating at 800MHz"
Anyone running an ATI HD5570 or 5450 or GT 430 card in their box yet?
Machine would be perfect to replace my large, loud HTPC but unsure if it can handle it. Also concerned about the 25W limit on the PCIE port.
5570 can pull 45W under load, so thats a no go.
ah thanks mate. Sorry for being noob but aren't most new HDDs 4k sectors anyway?
I haven't decided what to use yet, i was thinking either freenas or windows server 2008 r2
Just bought 8GB of ram... damn you internet! Megabuy had the stuff reasonably priced.
Still looking for a 1gig stick - will pay 15 wing-wangs plus postage
It would be nice if we had a summary of people's configuration (most notably exact hdd model) and reported speeds.
I haven't had much luck finding definite into on whether 2TB drives with 4k sectors will work ok with ZFS or not.