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After reading many threads and hundreds of unorganized files on many pcs, i have decided to build a home server. This will be used to share music,movies,files,iso,software and steam to PS3. Here is what i have been able to put together:



Forgot to add this: SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model SH-B123L

1 drive will server as cache, and another drive as Parity. This will give me about 8.2TB of usable space. Any suggestions? Thanks
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The 770 chipset doesn't have a graphics card. Do you have one as spare? You'll need one at least temporarily to be able to set the flash drive as the primary boot device. Also not sure if the board supports headless booting. How do you plan on installing 7 HDD's in the case? Are you planning on buying a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter/cage?

How will you be streaming files to the PS3? By default, unRAID doesn't come with a DLNA server and I'm not sure how difficult it is to install one.
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The 770 chipset doesn't have a graphics card. Do you have one as spare? You'll need one at least temporarily to be able to set the flash drive as the primary boot device. Also not sure if the board supports headless booting. How do you plan on installing 7 HDD's in the case? Are you planning on buying a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter/cage?

How will you be streaming files to the PS3? By default, unRAID doesn't come with a DLNA server and I'm not sure how difficult it is to install one.
I have an old x1050 pcie card which I will use. The case has 6 x 3.5 hd slots so I'll use one or two 5.25 adapter. There is a java script that will allow the unRaid to stream to the PS3. I'll give it a try and if not i will use windows media sever as a backup OS.
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IF your still considering an OS,Amahi will do all that you need without the scripts.And it's free if you already haven't purchase/own WMC.Not trying to steer you from unRAID just offering up a alternative.And your build looks solid IMO.GL

http://www.amahi.org/
 
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Sounds like you're good to go, then. Remember to flash the Samsung drives with new firmware if they don't come with it already.

I don't know if someone's used that motherboard before with unRAID but given the chipset, I would think the base hardware should be supported.
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Sounds like you're good to go, then. Remember to flash the Samsung drives with new firmware if they don't come with it already.

I don't know if someone's used that motherboard before with unRAID but given the chipset, I would think the base hardware should be supported.
I read somewhere it's has to be AMD660 or above. I could be wrong, what motherboard could I use?
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IF your still considering an OS,Amahi will do all that you need without the scripts.And it's free if you already haven't purchase/own WMC.Not trying to steer you from unRAID just offering up a alternative.And your build looks solid IMO.GL

http://www.amahi.org/
I have not looked at Amahi, if it does the same thing then i don't need to buy unRaid. I will definitely look into it. I have read that unraid uses its own system rather then Raid 5/10. what about Amanhi. My main concern in data loss. I was planning on running Raid 10 before i read about unRaid.

If i use Amahi, i don't need a cache drive. With a few changes:


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If your familiar with WHS(drive-extender)Amahi greyhole works in pretty much the same way.It will pool all of your drives together to make one big drive.It also lets you select the number of copies of share that you'd like to distribute across the pool.So the more drives you've the more copies you can have on your server.And no you don't need a cache drive.

http://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/Greyhole
 
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If your familiar with WHS(drive-extender)Amahi greyhole works in pretty much the same way.It will pool all of your drives together to make one big drive.It also lets you select the number of copies of share that you'd like to distribute across the pool.So the more drives you've the more copies you can have on your server.And no you don't need a cache drive.

http://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/Greyhole
+rep so using amahi with greyhole will I still need a parity drive? I'll order as soon as I find another case, the Antec 300 just went out of stock.
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