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Old 05-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats up guys,
I want to build a computer to serve as my home network storage share.

It MUST have raid of some sort... The raid configuration must be easy. So if a drive dies its as easy as poping in the new one and it will rebuild automatically with no problems.

This computer will be on 24x7. running a few programs all the time.

I am thinking an intel i5 sandy bridge.

So what motherboard has EASY to configure raid (also what raid would you recommend?)

And what mobo is pretty much bulletproof for 24x7 use?

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prolly better off buying a nas device and stuffing it with hds ZyXEL NSA320 2-bay Network Attached Storage and Media Server: Electronics

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I would recommend a hardware RAID controller most software RAID controllers are not very good. I would also get high RPM hard drives and get a server motherboard or even a Supermicro barebones or complete system. Lots of hosting companies use them so they are proven.
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I dont want a NAS device because I want to run programs/services on the machine too...

What do you mean by "Supermicro barebones or complete system"?

Order a Dell then throw in an adaptec raid card?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What are the programs and services that you need to run?
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68
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1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
1Tb WD Caviar Green
2Tb WD Caviar Green
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allshare, samsung keys, utorrent, probably some others that im not thinking of...
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Before any other suggestions get made, what kind of budget are you working with, and what number of drives are you expecting to use?

Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
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