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- gwood007 - 2011-08-13 11:29
Superorb Wrote:You might want to price out an unRAID build. It's not proprietary like a Drobo, and it will likely be cheaper than a Drobo too.
FlexRAID is an option too ... I think anything is cheaper than Drobo.
I'm currently running a home built server - Supermicro motherboard, i3 cpu, 8GB RAM + supermicro sata cards, 11x2TB+1x3TB disks. Windows 2008 R2+Flexraid (Parity is stored on a separate HP NAS box). Feeds 4 XBMC Live boxes (lounge, bedroom, mancave and kitchen(!)). I use Wiimotes as controllers, MySQL database running on the server.
You could probably build out that whole server including storage for what you'd pay for the drobo and a couple of 3tb drives .. would run fine on flexraid or unraid.
Guess it depends if price or convenience is your pain point ...
- FAT245 - 2011-08-13 16:45
You can pickup some Adaptec OEM SAS Cards cheap, Couple them together with a couple SAS Expanders and you will be right as rain!
If speed is not an issue that can be done, but if you want speed... look for a higher end Adaptec or ARECA Card..
My first box does 566MB/s between arrays, the second box does closer to 1100MB/s
- FAT245 - 2011-08-13 16:52
mr.sparkle Wrote:what's the electric bill for that rig? and does mom pay?
ZombieRobot Wrote:F*ck the lights (no offence they awesome but) :angry:WTF is all this!!!!!! most ridiculous set up i have ever seen GOOD JOB!!!
Superorb Wrote:^^ Wow, the hardware on all those machines is obscenely overkill. Seriously, NO HTPC needs four 128gb SSD's in RAID 0. Maybe he's got money coming out of everywhere and he's trying to blow it all on something. If that's the case I wouldn't mind a few of his spare parts
Mum lives with me as she has a medical condition,
Our Power Bill is roughly 1500AUD a Month which is massive I know, but not so much here in Oz,
Currently I have 1464 1080P Movies and alot more in 720 (No Doubles), alot of TV Shows & even more documentaries...
The Old HTPC was insane (it was running windows!), but the old MSI Board gave out so i upgraded to something less.... power hungry ...
Quad Core AMD Phenom, 8GB Ram, NVidia GT210 and XBMC Live..
Parts were sold to fund the operation,
I am a Home Theater installer / Network Administrator... All Parts were purchased through friends and me working my ASS off to pay the credit cards off haha!
- Superorb - 2011-08-14 17:26
^^ I think we're all just jealous of your awesome hardware
- contentwhores - 2011-08-15 13:45
Hey, wanted to share my setup. Screen is a 50" Panasonic plasma, use a Mac Mini 2009 (Core2Duo with 9400M graphics) for the HTPC. Amp is a Naim Audio n-Vi with B&W M1s and a PV-1 sub. Small, discrete, wife-friendly yet sounds great.
Back-end is a custom rack-mount server with 2x DroboPros holding 34Tb of disk. It runs MySQL for the database. There's a UPS in the rack, Cisco gigE switch and SA520 for the Internet connection.
Next steps for the end of the year/early next: more storage; upgrade the HTPC to a new MacMini; and replace the n-Vi with an Emotiva box so I can bitstream lossless audio.
- deanmv - 2011-08-15 14:51
All of these make me so jealous! My ATV2, 1TB NAS and tiny TV seem nothing in comparison!
- olympia - 2011-08-15 15:35
FAT245 Wrote:Our Power Bill is roughly 1500AUD a Month which is massive I know, but not so much here in Oz
Huhh, in a month? Are you serious? Is this not for a year?
- FAT245 - 2011-08-15 15:50
Sorry ... Quarter...
- Thurbs - 2011-08-15 23:49
contentwhores Wrote:Hey, wanted to share my setup. Screen is a 50" Panasonic plasma, use a Mac Mini 2009 (Core2Duo with 9400M graphics) for the HTPC. Amp is a Naim Audio n-Vi with B&W M1s and a PV-1 sub. Small, discrete, wife-friendly yet sounds great.
"Wife Friendly" I like that.
Very clean setup.
- PyRo1509 - 2011-08-16 03:42
Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know I rewrote my script to scrape and organize movie files. It will now also rename the files to how IMDb has it "MovieName (MovieYear)"
I made it public here: