Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by dragonuk, Dec 10, 2010.
Whats the noise like on this drive? thinking of getting one but would have to be in my room
I assume it's fine to put a 5.25" HotSwap enclosure into the space for the optical drive, all I need is the converter for the molex power leads?
Im using Samsung F2 1.5Tb drives (as i have already stated). Raid in Ubuntu 10.04, i had issues, as have other people judging by the ubuntu forums. Some times it would mount, some times it would randomly loose a drive. Switched to debian, and all is working fine.
Yep, just a molex to sata lead and your fine.
/edit - ignore the below post, the.m a couple of posts down says a straight sata cable fits fine.
I read somewhere that you need a sata cable with a right angle plug as the motherboard connector is under the drive cage. There might be just enough room to bend a straight one in.
Mine should be arriving today
Ordered. Can't beat it for price, exactly what I'm looking for.
Any word on if we can fit a PCI Raid card in these things?
A straight cable fits fine.
whats running cost for one of these with 4 drives running 24/7?
Quoted from another site
"IIRC it draws about 48 watts with four hard drives installed"
48watts x 12p / 1000 = 0.576p
Estimate at £50 per year
You could probably shave quite a lot of this using power management
you can fit a PCIe raid card yes no PCI slot tho
Superb I might just have to pick one of these up, might look for a review of the processor to see how it does at transcoding with PS3 Media Server
Yeah, worried about this too. I think maybe just either leave the company field blank or put N/A?
Just ordered one from the hduk deal. It's a cracking deal, wife isn't too pleased though, even though she's always the one complaining about me having hard disk strewn all over the house!
Can't please everyone I guess!
On HKUD there's a deal for that Crucial 2GB ram would those be good for this baby! £30 for 2x2GB is a cracking price!
My wallets not too happy but oh well pay day tomorrow
Wow, thanks for the heads up. Looks like my server is going to be hosting some VMs before christmas
It's sitting in my hall at the mo. Time to install an OS.
Foiled! Box only has USB sockets and I only have PS2 keyboards
Looks like no fun till tomorrow.
Been umming and aaaing for the past few days over this, finally given in and ordered one, along with a couple of 2TB Samsung F4 Ecogreens (planning on ZFS mirroring them).
I'm down to the last 250GB on my 8x1TB RAID 5 Fileserver, and run out of ports on my Perc 5/i. My eventual plan is to replace it with a 16 or 24 bay ZFS beastie but I don't have anywhere near the disposable income to justify that at the moment (It'll run me to at least £1500, chassis prices are absurd)
I figure for £105 I can get used to ZFS and Solaris, and free up space on my main Server by moving over the stuff I rarely access.
I shouldn't have any problem finding a home for the system after I eventually replace it either - could put a 5450 in (for HDMI Audio/Video and x264 acceleration) and make a very acceptable HTPC/NAS. I can't see me not being able to get my money back on it If I sold it after a year or two, It's a very versatile system.
The hukd post on this from that supplier who had 0 in stock have shipped mine today via UPS! Grr wont have time to play with it until Xmas hols though!
Just ordered 2 x 2GB DDR3 for £29.98
Picked up a cheap 750Gb Drive today, will probably install WHS Tomorrow or Thursday..
Yeah same, Not really sure that I need it (was planning to keep using my existing server for VM's), but 4GB for under £30 is cracking value.
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