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- speedemonV12 - 2011-11-08 03:03
does your build vary much from eskro's?
- WhiteLighter - 2011-11-08 03:31
Here's what I have on my unraid box
CPU: AMD Sempron 145 Sargas 2.8GHz
MoBo: BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX (I was actually planning to buy the BIOSTAR TA880GB+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX because it has 6 sata ports but when ordering I missed the 880GB+ and clicked on the 880G+)
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430
RAM: Kingston Value ram 2x1GB 1066 (extra ram does help SAB/CP/SB to process files after downloading)
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912
- eskro - 2011-11-08 04:57
speedemonV12 Wrote:Hey eskro,
like WhiteLighter said, Yes, they can!
but some like to use dual-cores to 'ease' certain jobs
mainly SAB when it unpacks archive files
- dannycorker - 2011-11-09 17:25
dannycorker Wrote:Hi all - I currently have two 2TB externals and a 1TB, and find myself very short on space. After reading around unRAID seems to be a solid bet, but I have a few problems. The first is that I've never actually built a PC before (although I am pretty tech savvy and think I should be able to do it easily enough). The second is that I live in the UK and every parts list or recommendation I find seems to only be available in the US. Thirdly, I'm a student, and never have too much money at any time - I have often planned to buy parts in the past but have found them discontinued over here by the time I have the money! My biggest problem I think is that I don't know too much about unRAID and computer hardware, and I'm not sure where to start. If anyone could nudge me in the right direction, I'd be very grateful. I'm hoping to have an unRAID PC built by January or February next year, which is about the time I think I'll run out of my current space. So I'm all ears if anyone has some advice!
Bumping in case it was missed - really want to build an unRAID, just need a nudge in the right direction. Would be much easier if I lived in the US :/
- speedemonV12 - 2011-11-13 21:07
As I am currently getting close to building an unRaid server. I have a question.
I have both Mac and Windows PC's that will be accessing the unRaid server. How should I format the drives so that both have read/write access?
- kortina - 2011-11-15 12:12
speedemonV12 Wrote:As I am currently getting close to building an unRaid server. I have a question.
You dont need to "format" unRaid in any special way.
unRaid will format your disks and create the array. You can then access the server via SMB (Windows preferred method) NFS (Linux preferred) or *AFP (Apple preferred).
* version 5 only.
If you want to keep it simple just use SMB. Sure it isn't as efficient as the other protocols, but it is more than enough to stream 1080p.
- wsume99 - 2011-11-15 20:04
dannycorker Wrote:Bumping in case it was missed - really want to build an unRAID, just need a nudge in the right direction. Would be much easier if I lived in the US :/
Do you have any existing hardware that you plan to use or will this be a completely new build? I say this because now is not a very good time to be purchasing HDDs ($$$) due to the floods in Thailand. You could use your existing external drives but you would have to remove them from the enclosures because you cannot use external drives in the array and you will lose any data that is currently on them.
I'm in the US so I don't have the first clue about where to get hw in the UK. Where do you shop for hw?
I think you first should decide on what kind of hw you need. Is this going to be a basic media server? What kind of apps do you plan to run (SAB/SB/CP)? If you're not sure then the no brainer build is just get a dual core CPU (like an Intel G530 or G620).
I would also suggest that you check out the unraid forums because I have seen UK specific builds listed over there in the past. I don't know if they are kept up to date but I've seen them.
- eskro - 2011-11-15 20:06
for UK just use http://www.google.co.uk/prdhp
- AncientBobcat - 2011-11-16 01:51
Gotta say great guide eskro! I went with the 12drive with a few modifications snice I had a spare case laying around I had an extra $50 for some upgrades . Just starting out with 3 drives and unRAID basic for now. I'm hoping to get some good deals on 2TB drives for the holidays then ill upgrade to 12 drives and unRAID Pro.
[CASE] NZXT Tempest EVO
[MOBO+iGPU] ASUS M4A88T-M LE AM3 HD4250 Micro-ATX
[CPU] AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 65W
[PSU] CORSAIR CMPSU-430CX 430W 80Plus certified ATX12V
[RAM] Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 x2
I have a 500W PSU laying around in case the 430W cant handle the upgrades but I don't see much of an issue. Hoping to get the parts in a few days then i'll post an update on the build. Thanks again!
- eskro - 2011-11-16 03:14
looks good! good job AncientBobcat