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post #1 of 14
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Hi guys & gals,

Well I have gotten pm's and emails asking me to post pictures f my finalized server. You asked and you shall recieved, sorry it took me a while too post but I was awaiting 3 more hdd racks, 3 more 1.5Tb drives and I had to do some wire management/ cleaning.

So far 11.5Tb confirmed and 7.5Tb awaiting to be transferred grand total would be 19Tb shy of fg2chase who needs a 20Tb Server. AHHHHHH 1Tb shy REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Please excuse me if the pictures blow but by no means am I photographer. The pictures don't do it justice system specs in my profile but enough about that with no further ADO:





Edited by Charles1 - 3/8/11 at 7:03pm
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post #2 of 14
ohhhh ahhhh

what raid cards did you use??
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love to see my board getting some love
    
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post #4 of 14
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Ha ha yeah like the board does what I need it to do. As far as the raid cards 2 of them are RAID cards and the other 2 are just add on cards.

2 x Rosewill RC-218 PCI Express x4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132018

2 x Rosewill Silicon Image 2 port SATA II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132003

None of the Media drives are in Raid. I want them to each be on their own for safety. preference, and the ability to remove one and use it on another pc. Though I am going to buy a Drobo Pro for back up of the server. Reason being I want something that looks cool and does not require me building another pc and plays nice with the wife. So it fits th bill.

Oh I take it back I do have some drives in RAID. I have the main OS in raid 0 nothing critical and then have a raid 1 array for the family back up/business. Though these are being powered by the onboard Raid controller the EVGA bard has. So far has worked flawlessly for over a 2 years.

I tried using one of the 4 port sata raid card and it took almost a day to rebuild an array and very high CPU usage. With the onboard roughly around 2-4 hours for a 2Tb drive.

Which in my case I dont care for speed on the back up raid 1 array so I figured the onboard is more than enough for me.

Drobo will be my main redundancy back up for the whole server. Will post pics once that is purchased and filled with drives.
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post #5 of 14
Nice but that much data with no current backup? just waiting for problems imo

Awesome case though what is it?
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post #6 of 14
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Yeah the crucial data is mirrored for now. So I am covered on that end the rest is just media if it fails is as simple as grabbing my dvd's from a box in the garage and re burn them to the server. Though like I said Drobo Pro will be here hoping in 2 months so here is hoping that the data holds up.

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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/52...Cube_Case.html
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post #7 of 14
Are you happy wit hthe rosewill rc 218's ?
I need to add sata ports to my rig and need a card not looking for raid just 3gb/s sata ports for 2tb backup drives?
What kind of backup speeds with this card are you achieving?
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post #8 of 14
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Yes I am very happy with them as 3gb/sata add on cards. Had one running for over a year and is working rock solid. Speed wise I would say they perform very well. When transferring from an hdd from the M/B to the hdd on the rc 218 i get 80-111Mb which i think is more than enough for my uses.

So yes I would highly recommend the RC 218 for adding more hdd to your rig.

I can stream 3 HD movies to 3 different pc's with no hic ups.

Please note not to install the cd drivers. Install the card then turn on the pc, wait for new hardware found and let it do its thing. If not then install card turn pc on, once its on go to windows updates and run check for updates, it will find optional updates one should be Marvell PCI Express Sata II. check it and install and re boot and presto it is working perfectly. If you want to boot of it or run raid you will need to use the floppy disk LOL.

Hope I helped you enough.
Edited by Charles1 - 3/10/11 at 6:23am
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Anyone know if this case will hold a SSI CEB motherboard like this one, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813151232?
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by jibesh View Post
Anyone know if this case will hold a SSI CEB motherboard like this one, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813151232?
Doubt it. Lots do. . .

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Back on topic. . . nice build Charles1.


Edited by C.C.Reed - 3/10/11 at 9:13am
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