good server or box for hard drives?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by j2048b, May 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cool thanks will check it out,

    what motherboard and accessories did you install and os?

    thanks
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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