Thank you for the input so far guys, though the SCSI and the 15,000 RPM drives are a bit out of the budget at the moment.
What are your opinions of the following? Any recommended changes?
1x AMD Opteron 242 1.6GHz 2-Way 64-bit processor
1x Tyan K8S Pro (S2882G3NR), Dual AMD Opteron, AMD 8000 Series
Motherboard. This motherboard (S2882G3NR) is the one without SCSI
support and can be seen at
I will be able to buy a second Opteron processor shortly to put into this motherboard.
For RAM, I will use 2GB of DDR 400 RAM
For storage, how about 2x Maxtor 300GB S-ATA w/ 16MB cache.
) running RAID-0 and down the road... RAID-0+1
I do have a question though... If I only get only 1 HD for now, is there a chance of buying a second one down the road and then running then in RAID-0 while keeping the data that already exists? Just curious, since most likely I'll just buy 2 and then get another 2 to use for backup.
Thanks for the help!