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Yeah I was looking at the hotswap chassis from them that had 12 bays on the front. Right now I'd prefer if my home server is just one server (might build a backup unRAID server with all my spare drives) but I have been thinking of just building a second server to cluster with my existing one. If I do I'm leaning towards the 8350 when it comes out because of the price, hard to get i7s or Xeons for cheap that I can justify for home use. How do you like the 8120? I assume you have two servers, are they clustered?

I love the 8120. I will be getting an 8350 for my main PC to replace an old Phenom II X4 945, once they come out.

My Hyper-V hosts are not clustered yet, as I am working to get them off of local storage for my VMs. With my new storage server which is complete, minus drives...I will be getting 4 Hitachi Ultrastar 600GB 15K RPM SAS drives, to put in a Raid 5 for my VM storage...THEN I will be clustering! My storage server will have 4 NICs for iSCSI/MPIO, muhaha. Overkill for a home lab? No such thing.
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I love the 8120. I will be getting an 8350 for my main PC to replace an old Phenom II X4 945, once they come out.
My Hyper-V hosts are not clustered yet, as I am working to get them off of local storage for my VMs. With my new storage server which is complete, minus drives...I will be getting 4 Hitachi Ultrastar 600GB 15K RPM SAS drives, to put in a Raid 5 for my VM storage...THEN I will be clustering! My storage server will have 4 NICs for iSCSI/MPIO, muhaha. Overkill for a home lab? No such thing.

Haha. I like the way you think. That is a really nice server build btw. biggrin.gif
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I'm still torn... frown.gif

Would the 4TBs be any good?
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I wouldnt buy all the HDDs are at. Wait to do it. Buy them when you need them. I am currently using a NZXT source as my server's chassis, which can hold 8 HDDS, but I only have 1 in there right now. I plan on adding HDDs when they fill up. That way I might be able to catch them on sale and they should definitely be cheaper.

I currently use a WD Green. And it is a great drive to stream my movies from. thumb.gif
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I agree. Don't buy all your drives at once, in case you run into a bad batch (all your drives could be bad). Buy what you need to get your array started (3 drives for a raid 5 for example) and add another drive when you run out of space.

As far as the 4TB, I believe Hitachi is the only manufacture to release a SATA III 7200RPM (or 5400RPM for that matter) desktop drive. Toshiba is expected to have a 4TB later this year, I think.
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But should I get the 4TBs over the 3s? As they;re currently around the same price/GB.
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But should I get the 4TBs over the 3s? As they;re currently around the same price/GB.

Well, it doespends, what are you using it to store? are you really going to need more than 18TB of storage. I would personally go for the bigger drives if the price/per GB isn't that much more. It is always easy to add drives, but a giant pain when needing to replace one.

Right now you can get a 3TB WD green for pretty cheap in the UK.
http://www.cclonline.com/product/59285/WD30EZRX/Hard-Drives/Western-Digital-Caviar-Green-3TB-SATA-6-Gb/s-64MB-Cache-3-5-inch-Desktop-Hard-Drive-Internal-/HDD0642/?siteID=8BacdVP0GFs-BRNGj5N2ipxvSrfgCUjheg

It is £0.037/GB thumb.gif
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I would steer away from the 4TB drives, reliability from what I've heard and seen is pretty terrible. I would go with Seagate barracuda 3TB if I were you. I built x2 16 drive NAS box's, one with WD drives and the other with Seagates. Needless to say the WD have had 4 drives that have needed RMA while the Seagates are still running strong.
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4TB drives aren't tested, and not recommended unless...like previously stated, price per GB is around the same (which I have not seen this). The 5400RPM 4TB drives on Newegg around over $350, last I checked...and they are hard to find.

I still stand by Hitachi and Toshiba drives though.
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In the UK the drives are something like £200.. compared to £200 for the 3TBs.

But yeah as they're untested probably the 3TBs would be better.
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