Building a NAS server. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2010, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
hickfarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 357
Send a message via AIM to hickfarm Send a message via MSN to hickfarm
Default Building a NAS server.

I am shooting for a raid 5 NAS server to keep all my media in one place. Planning on going with 4 1 terabyte hard drives. I have an old thermaltake soprano case that i am going to shove all the stuff in. I want to go hardware raid if it cheap, but i will go software raid using some linux version if need be for the price.

I would like to get a server motherboard with ECC memory. Leaning towards a xeon. I was thinking about buying a dedicated raid card, but i am debating getting a motherboard with 6 or sata ports and just doing raid 5 from that.

well this is what i have in my cart so far.
and if i get a raid i want at least 6 ports in case i need more room in the future.
not for sure what linux verison i want either at the moment. I want to be able to still burn dvd's and download stuff on this pc as well since it will be on 24/7 anyways. So FreeNAS is out of the question.

Although maybe could i use the processor, motherboard, and ram in my signature for the bones of the server and just buy a raid card for it. And then i buy my self a new gaming motherboard and processor and ram for my self. So u guys believe my gaming motherboard would be good enough for a decent server?

4x Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
__________________

__________________
AMD 64 x2 5000+ BE Zalman 9700
OCZ 700 watt Power Supply
2x1 gig OCZ 800mhz dual channel ram
Custom John Deere
DFI Infinity NF UlTRAII-M2 motherboard
20" Benq Monitor
320 gig Seagate hard drive, 1000gig internal Western Digital, 500gig MyBook
My John Deere Case==> http://hickfarm.com/blog/?cat=7
hickfarm is offline  
Old 02-08-2010, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Kharn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,638
Default Re: Building a NAS server.

May I suggest FreeNAS for the OS?
__________________

__________________
Visit this and do something for the world!
www.hackersforcharity.org

Want to do even more? Take a look here and join the fight on human trafficking.

Hear and you forget, see and you remember, do and you understand.

Kharn is offline  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
hickfarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 357
Send a message via AIM to hickfarm Send a message via MSN to hickfarm
Default Re: Building a NAS server.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saxon View Post
May I suggest FreeNAS for the OS?
I want to be able to still burn dvd's and download stuff on this pc as well since it will be on 24/7 anyways. So FreeNAS is out of the question.

mentioned that up above ^^^^^
__________________
AMD 64 x2 5000+ BE Zalman 9700
OCZ 700 watt Power Supply
2x1 gig OCZ 800mhz dual channel ram
Custom John Deere
DFI Infinity NF UlTRAII-M2 motherboard
20" Benq Monitor
320 gig Seagate hard drive, 1000gig internal Western Digital, 500gig MyBook
My John Deere Case==> http://hickfarm.com/blog/?cat=7
hickfarm is offline  
Old 02-09-2010, 06:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
hickfarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 357
Send a message via AIM to hickfarm Send a message via MSN to hickfarm
Default Re: Building a NAS server.

anyone?
__________________
AMD 64 x2 5000+ BE Zalman 9700
OCZ 700 watt Power Supply
2x1 gig OCZ 800mhz dual channel ram
Custom John Deere
DFI Infinity NF UlTRAII-M2 motherboard
20" Benq Monitor
320 gig Seagate hard drive, 1000gig internal Western Digital, 500gig MyBook
My John Deere Case==> http://hickfarm.com/blog/?cat=7
hickfarm is offline  
Old 02-18-2010, 07:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hrvatska (Croatia)
Posts: 1
Red face Re: Building a NAS server.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hickfarm View Post
anyone?
Hi,

sorry for the offtopic but I saw that you have the very same motherboard (DFI Infinity NF ULTRAII-M2) and the very same heatsink (HR-05 SLI/IFX) as I do. I'd like to ask you a few questions about mounting the heatsink but the original thread was closed:

Argh! Need a replacement fan for my northbridge!

Where I could ask you a thing or two about the mounting of that heatsink?

Regards
Chupo_cro is offline  
Old 02-18-2010, 08:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
Seg Fault'n
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The dried husk where America came from
Posts: 5,801
Default Re: Building a NAS server.

Whether you use your current gaming hardware for the server and buy new hardware for your gaming rig depends on whether you are happy with the performance you are getting from your games.
The server will work fine on whatever and you might want to think about power consumption if you are going to be leaving it on 24/7. You should also remember that you aren't going to be able to fit much server kit in the soprano.
I would buy an mATX board (for the integrated video), 1GB+ of RAM, and at the moment I'm running openSUSE on my servers, I recommend it. If the board has 6+ SATA ports I would buy 6*1TB HDDs and software RAID 10 them, if the board has less than that I would buy a 4 port RAID5 card and 4*1TB HDDs. Either way I would never try to boot from this array.
__________________

__________________


There are in order of increasing severity: lies, darn lies, statistics, and computer benchmarks. - diskinfo man page
"Get your money and let's go to court!" - Craig Mudie, MS
kmote is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Set up your new Ubuntu Server as a Samba Server Osiris Linux Tips and Tricks 0 09-04-2009 01:47 PM
microsoft server licensing for virtual environments office politics Microsoft Windows and Software 1 09-03-2009 09:19 PM
Building a budget server cluster! Dvorak System Upgrades 1 04-18-2009 09:13 PM
Configure Static IP Address in Ubuntu Server 8.10 Osiris Linux Tips and Tricks 0 03-30-2009 09:44 AM
How To Select A Dedicated Server Provider Osiris ISP and Web Hosting 0 03-30-2009 08:23 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.