hardware for home use large storage
dan at langille.org
Mon Feb 15 00:22:48 UTC 2010
Dan Naumov wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:38 PM, Dan Langille <dan at langille.org> wrote:
>> Dan Naumov wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 14 Feb 2010, Dan Langille wrote:
>>>>> After creating three different system configurations (Athena,
>>>>> Supermicro, and HP), my configuration of choice is this Supermicro
>>>>> 1. Samsung SATA CD/DVD Burner $20 (+ $8 shipping)
>>>>> 2. SuperMicro 5046A $750 (+$43 shipping)
>>>>> 3. LSI SAS 3081E-R $235
>>>>> 4. SATA cables $60
>>>>> 5. Crucial 3×2G ECC DDR3-1333 $191 (+ $6 shipping)
>>>>> 6. Xeon W3520 $310
>>> You do realise how much of a massive overkill this is and how much you
>>> are overspending?
>> I appreciate the comments and feedback. I'd also appreciate alternative
>> suggestions in addition to what you have contributed so far. Spec out the
>> box you would build.
> Case: Fractal Design Define R2 - 89 euro -
That is a nice case. It's one slot short for what I need. The trays
are great. I want three more slots for 2xSATA for a gmirror base-OS and
an optical drive. As someone mentioned on IRC, there are many similar
non hot-swap cases. From the website, I couldn't see this for sale in
USA. But converting your price, to US$, it is about $121.
Looking around, this case was suggested to me. I like it a lot:
LIAN LI PC-A71F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case $240
> Mobo/CPU: Supermicro X7SPA-H / Atom D510 - 180-220 euro -
Non-ECC RAM, which is something I'd like to have. $175
> PSU: Corsair 400CX 80+ - 59 euro -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008 for $50
Is that sufficient power up to 10 SATA HDD and an optical drive?
> RAM: Corsair 2x2GB, DDR2 800MHz SO-DIMM, CL5 - 85 euro
> Total: ~435 euro
With my options, it's about $640 with shipping etc.
> The motherboard has 6 native AHCI-capable ports on ICH9R controller
> and you have a PCI-E slot free if you want to add an additional
> controller card. Feel free to blow the money you've saved on crazy
> fast SATA disks and if your system workload is going to have a lot of
> random reads, then spend 200 euro on a 80gb Intel X25-M for use as a
> dedicated L2ARC device for your pool.
I have been playing with the idea of an L2ARC device. They sound crazy
Thank you Dan.
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