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Time to say goodbye, Dual Lian Li - 94TB PC

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by STUdog, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. STUdog

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    I did a quick video of this server my mate and I built about 4 years. The purpose of the video was to show everyone this insane build and the size of it. Also this system is being retired due it not being big enough (funny), both in HDD support and mobo support. A new case is being built from scratch to house new components. 3 24 bay norcos are being cut off at the drive section. These 3 front sections of 3 Norcos will then be stacked to form the front of the case. Then the mobo and other gear will go behind it all. Here is the video of the retiring case.

    Here is a pic to get you interested and want to watch the videos, LOL

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    Also here is a quick video of some of the new components going in the new 70+ drive support case



    It actually has 64GB ram now :p
     
  2. fuXK

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    Geez this guy your building the new box must be loaded or been saving up on his centrelink payments


    3 norco rack is roughly 1500 not counting hard drives + specs
     
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    STUdog

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    Most of the drives will be coming out of the Lian Li into the new one. That will save a bit
     
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    What was its primary use?, video editing?.
     
  5. Soarer GT

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    Three Norco's joined is going to be heavy as fvck... Just remember to use your legs to lift so you dont do your back.

    populated with drives, the weight distribution will lean forward.... How about mounting drive cages on the front and rear of the 2nd and 3rd norco (keep middle fans) and I assume you're going to use expanders?
     
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    STUdog

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    Yea it's going to be heavy regardless. The current one takes 2 people to lift so the new one will probably require 3 people. I'ts been designed and measured to fit in the back of my 4WD.

    Will be using 2x 36 port sas expanders and probably 2-3 raid cards. but seeing it's all in 1 system. Most of it will be directly attached to the raid cards as much as possible, Might even be just all raid cards using 3 or so 28 ports. Also the mobo has 2 mini sas as well so that could take 2 sas exp right there
     
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    thats crazy, but why would you use raid 0, even if he doesn't care if he loses it I dunno why you wouldn't just use raid 5 and lose a coupoe of tbs
     
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    We have found it faster to copy the data off mates than it is to wait for raid 5 to rebuild. I know you can still use the system will it's rebuilding and all that but that doesn't really matter for us.
     
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    /me looks at OP's .sig and the build for his "mate"

    yessssssss..... video editing :Pirate::lol:
     
  10. PabloEscobar

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    Also interested in this.
    and what speeds you get from it with multi-user access.
     
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    STUdog

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    Was really just an all round system. No video editing was done on it.

    Just needed a PC with large storage and a LAN rig.

    Could max out the 10 gigabit NIC with enough people uploading off it. Uploading at 1TB every 30-45min is pretty sweet.

    I do video editing on my system for all my videos and that has 2x Xeon E5-2667s @3.33ghz and 64GB ram
     
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    Ever checked the wattage used while all drives are spun up and busy? :)
     
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    It's around 700watt using an ac wall meter
     
  14. Gaidin

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    haha thats insane! I used to get the cold sweats when my 24 disk ZFS array was churning through 240W and using roughly $165 of power every quarter :thumbdn:
     
  15. McRutch

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    why not just make seperate SAS boxes??

    so much easier to move if its not all one box..

    can get something like this

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    Yep we've used them before, he prefers to keep it all in 1 box

    I have mine split over into a norco.
     

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