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The manufacturer is Norco, they just do an OEM version for XCase in the UK with different badges.
Ah Ok.
    
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The Beast & blupupher have pretty much hit the nail on the head with their suggestions.So just to add my 2 cents I'd look into selling your I7 950 and motherboard.The money from those two could set you up good for the motherboard,cpu and I'm thinking some ram(Depending on where you buy from).

You don't need all that much to run what you want to do.As said a Intel/AMD dual-core will do.2 to 4 gigs of ram and a case,the Nitrox Bigtower looks good.With this setup you'll need to look into some sata card expanders for the extra ports.But this route would save you some $$.That you could put towards the hdd's.

Look into Amahi,greyhole is fantastic with what it does.You could lose any number of drives and still have your data accessible,depending on how many duplicates you have of that data.Then it would be a matter of adding the new drives and telling greyhole to balance the data.Plus the drives can be different size if needed.Or you could go the flexraid route with Amahi.

http://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/Greyhole
 
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by reezin14 View Post
The Beast & blupupher I'd look into selling your I7 950 and motherboard.The money from those two could set you up good for the motherboard,cpu and I'm thinking some ram
it is an another option, i will not buy the set-up for a wile so il have a look around

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the Nitrox Bigtower looks good.With this setup you'll need to look into some sata card expanders for the extra ports.But this route would save you some $$.That you could put towards the hdd's.
it is a decent case, but with the 5.25" hd trays and the shipping, it will still add up
the price for the 20bay norco case aitn really that bad. Its the shipping it that cost

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Look into Amahi,greyhole is fantastic with what it does.You could lose any number of drives and still have your data accessible,depending on how many duplicates you have of that data.Then it would be a matter of adding the new drives and telling greyhole to balance the data.Plus the drives can be different size if needed.Or you could go the flexraid route with Amahi.

http://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/Greyhole
thanks for the link, i have been looking at amahi and it is great, i have been looking at amahi as one of the ways to go(and still am) but finding any info about Greyhole except wiki, page is a little tricky, and i am looking to go the Flex Raid way, may disable greyhole and add Flex Raid on an amahi setup.
Started recently to read up on Windows Home server, at first i had almost completely ruled that out just because i wanted to go away from windows platform and their licencing oriented payed software.
UnRaid have gotten better by time and they are alright, but to be able to have 20drives, you have to pay for PRO licence which cost the same as Windows Home Server +-a few bucks.
So WHS with FlexRaid or Amahi with greyhole disabled and add FlexRaid is what i look at for options now
Edited by Beezie - 5/21/11 at 3:28pm
    
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I don't know what else you could be looking to find out about greyhole,but here's another link.And I was thinking that the os used would save you money rather than spending the extra cash on a raid card and components.

Also I wasn't aware that hot-swapping drive bays was one of the more important things you where looking for in a case.I understand the UnRaid ordeal,that's one of the reasons I passed on it.Which ever way you go good luck and let us know how it goes.

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post #15 of 15
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i just bought the 4020 norco case, will be cool to play bit around with it.

still playing around with the other parts
    
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