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Hi,

I am about to receive my new media/backup server and I had a couple of questions but first a little background about the server and everything planned for it.

It will be a SuperMicro SC846TQ-R900B modified with a standard PSU as well as 5 new quiet fans to lower the noise levels. It will be a Windows platform (haven't decided on which one yet but leaning towards WHS2011) and will have two FlexRAID pools (one for media only 18/24 & the other for backups only 6/24).

Here is where I need some help...
  1. Would it be wise to get WD REDS over the Greens for this server as it will be up 24/7?
  2. With 24 drives, an SSD and other components needing power...would a 750w single +12v rail PSU be enough for it? (see below for my thoughts about this)
  3. Would it be wise to use REDS for the backup part of the server or would it be better to get something more reliable?


About the PSU, my calucations for this size unit are based on 2A/per drive plus 8A overhead for everything else...
Quote:
62A/2A = 31 drives, subtract 4 for some overhead, result is support for 27 green drives


Any help, comments, concerns or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
G
    
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Curious why you decided to modify the chassis and gut a perfectly good dual PSU option for a standard ATX psu....?


Red's arnt terrible (avoid greens for NAS like the plague), but I would use seagate barracudas and save myself some cash.
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Curious why you decided to modify the chassis and gut a perfectly good dual PSU option for a standard ATX psu....?
Because the stock PSU are loud and I don't need the redundancy they provide either. That's the only modification I will do beside replacing the fans....see photo below (my PSU will be closer to the opening in the back)



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Red's aren't terrible (avoid greens for NAS like the plague), but I would use seagate barracudas and save myself some cash.
Thanks for the advice. I'll remove the Greens and replace them with Barracudas instead. smile.gif
    
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