Description

This is my primary data server. It is currently running headless tucked away behind my entertainment center. It is running unRaid version 4.7 free. I plan on upgrading soon to the paid license and adding a SuperMicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 SAS card and another NORCO cage to expand up to 10 drives.

The build was super easy. Only real issue was the onboard Realtek NIC on the Biostar MB seemed to have issues with Linux and would not negotiate to gig speed, hence the add-on Intel card.

It's been running like a champ 24/7 for several ~6 months now and I couldn't be happier with it.

Comments

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable Management could use a little work.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah this was my first build from scratch, and I agree that I left it kind of messy. I plan on redoing the cabling when I eventually put in a SAS card and a second Norco drive cage.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Fancy case for a NAS, but nice, very balanced for the job

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheapest case on Newegg that will take more than 6 5.25" drives. Key for a NAS system if you want removable trays. Thinking of getting one myself.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh I see, Personally i wouldn't have the LEDs connected, so its not shining unwanted light everywhere :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I have four of those SNT-125 removable bays. The fans on two of them have gone out on me since I got them about a year ago. How is yours holding up?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

It's running great thus far, ~7 months in running 24/7, and my parity drive is in there so it's spinning with all transfers. What were the tell-tale signs that the fans were quitting, noise or temps? I'll have to keep an eye on the temps, 'cause I can't hear the fan normally.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Noise. Lots and lots of noise. The temp on my 500 gb WD blue drives have been fine with the fans turned off though, I'm not sure they really did all that much anyway.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit overkill on the psu for a computer with a stock cooler no Gpu and a single core cpu?

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless you have staggered-start enabled, you'd be surprised how much power 6-10 drives pull.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

True. I guess that mechanical hard drives take up a bit of electricity.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a touch overkill, but I wanted headroom for when/if I fill it with 10 drives. Also, when I bought everything it had a nice rebate.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

I can say... that this will probably not run minecraft. But gets the job done. And has plenty of space to download minecraft onto.

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