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 Post subject: My DIY NAS build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:09 am 
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Hi

I just finished building my new fileserver/NAS. I had a synology 207+ before but i wanted a real server and space for more than 2 harddrives.

Here's what i ended up with

Housing: Fractal Designs Array (rev 1)
Motherboard: Zotac NM10 DTX
Memory: 2x2GB Corsair DDR800
Harddrives: 4 x 2TB WD EARS + 1 x 80GB intel SSD (X-25M g2) -
4 of the seagates in raid10
NIC: Onboard

I started out with Intel's D510MO-motherboard and a promise TX4310 raidcontroller, but the performance was really bad. So i went with the Zotac instead.

The server is running Windows 2008 R2, and a virtual linux-server in vmware workstation.

I am getting ~75-80 Mbyte/sec over network from the raid10.

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Why a virtual Linux server inside Windows 2008? Seems like a waste of money buying the Windows license when you could do all the file serving work with Linux.

Also, why an SSD in a NAS? Is there some sort of performance advantage?

Unless there's something I'm likely missing...


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Looks good and still spacious enough inside! How is the noise level from 5 HDDs + fan? Any noticeable harmonic vibration?


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psyopper wrote:
Why a virtual Linux server inside Windows 2008? Seems like a waste of money buying the Windows license when you could do all the file serving work with Linux.

Also, why an SSD in a NAS? Is there some sort of performance advantage?

Unless there's something I'm likely missing...


I am using the server for remote desktop as well. I have a MS technet subscribtion from my work, so i am using the license from that.

SSD: Again i am using it for remote desktop, as well as virtual machine storage. I also uses less energy and has not moving parts, so i hope it lasts long then a normal hdd.


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Ramses wrote:
Looks good and still spacious enough inside! How is the noise level from 5 HDDs + fan? Any noticeable harmonic vibration?


It is pretty low noise, i can only hear the fan in the PSU when the harddrives a idle. When the harddrives are working, then i notice them.

No vibration what so ever.


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Could you potentially use another virtual machine and run win7 for htpc? I also have technet so I have the apps.


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twitch wrote:
Could you potentially use another virtual machine and run win7 for htpc? I also have technet so I have the apps.


I dont think HD-material would run smooth inside af VM...


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donald wrote:
twitch wrote:
Could you potentially use another virtual machine and run win7 for htpc? I also have technet so I have the apps.


I dont think HD-material would run smooth inside af VM...


Yeah, probably need RemoteFx for that (coming with SP1)


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 Post subject: Re: My DIY NAS build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:40 am 
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Updated with 4 x 2Tb WD EARS harddrives :)


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