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j2048b
May 30, 2011, 10:33 PM
I have around 12-15 hard drives ranging from 2tb to 500 gig, i wanted everyones opionion on a decent priced server, or something to house all my drives in? will prolly run unraid if possible?

i already have a 4 disc server, but its shaped like a small suitcase and i was looking for some kind of decent priced 12 hard drive solution?

any suggestions?

thanks!



mrbash
Jun 1, 2011, 02:35 PM
I have a Norco RPC-4220. I bought it for about $200 Cdn. It holds 20 drives in hot-swap bays.
RAID/non-RAID is up to you. The drives are connected via SAS, and a SuperMicro MV8 is probably your cheapest option for connecting multiple drives.

j2048b
Jun 1, 2011, 02:41 PM
I have a Norco RPC-4220. I bought it for about $200 Cdn. It holds 20 drives in hot-swap bays.
RAID/non-RAID is up to you. The drives are connected via SAS, and a SuperMicro MV8 is probably your cheapest option for connecting multiple drives.

cool thanks will check it out,

what motherboard and accessories did you install and os?

thanks

mrbash
Jun 3, 2011, 11:13 AM
I installed an AMD board with on-board video. Along with 3 of the MV-8 PCI-E SuperMicro SAS controllers.

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on it right now.