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- testmetest - 2011-10-11 01:01
LionRed Wrote:Can you explain what this is?
Is there a motherboard and CPU hidden in there?
How did you connect 14 HD's to it?
Which case is that?
One power supply can connect to so many HD's?
Thanks so much, I want to learn!
- Superorb - 2011-10-11 01:08
^^ That's the front of the case opened up. Behind the drives is where the motherboard, PSU, etc lives. A PSU with enough amps can power tons of drives. People routinely use 1 PSU to run 24 hard drives in unRAID setups.
- testmetest - 2011-10-11 04:21
Superorb Wrote:^^ That's the front of the case opened up. Behind the drives is where the motherboard, PSU, etc lives. A PSU with enough amps can power tons of drives. People routinely use 1 PSU to run 24 hard drives in unRAID setups.1. So for power people are using molex to SATA splitters? I got a Seasonic X750 which people said is a very nice PSU, but it only has 8 SATA power connectors.
2. How do you connect 24 drives to a motherboard?
Sorry if this is a rehash.
- Superorb - 2011-10-11 05:43
testmetest Wrote:1. So for power people are using molex to SATA splitters? I got a Seasonic X750 which people said is a very nice PSU, but it only has 8 SATA power connectors.Most people with this many drives use a backplane. three 5.25 bays can fit five 3.5" hard drives. You only need to connect 1-2 power cables to the backplane.
You use a controller card like this SAS Card so you get 8 drives for 1 PCI-e slot. Two of those cards plus 6 SATA connectors on the mobo and you're set.
- aptalca - 2011-10-11 14:51
The_Dogg Wrote:or you just put your box to a neighbor you don't like too much, so they can get breaking-in
Dude, that's pretty mean.
I am glad my neighbors are nice and they like me
- Squa7ch - 2011-10-11 20:37
Mean, yes...but hilarious.
- zepfan - 2011-10-12 04:04
Ri4h5ar88 Wrote:Numus, Sorry, you are correct. Didn't realize that I posted in the general section. Hell anyone can post their setup here. I am just specifically looking for linux setups since that is what I will be doing.
Linux Setups are no different than other setups. I'll take some pictures of mine if you'd like though.
- jacintech.fire - 2011-10-16 18:08
I am new to this forum so please bear with me. I DO NOT have XBMC installed yet (I have been playing with it for a couple of weeks); but I have an extensive HTPC setup at home.
I have taken several old boxes and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on them along with openssh and samba for a total of 10TB of storage (ALMOST Enough for +1000 DVDs in *.iso format, 25K+ songs, 30K+ pictures, 100+ hrs of recorded TV and home videos). I hooked these boxes to a Powerline Ethernet Switch and connected four (4) HDTV displays throughout the house (Living Room, Family/Media Room and Bedrooms).
Each of these locations has a custom HTPC connected via an HDMI cable (the specs on each varies; but the minimal is a Dual-Core 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 32SSD HHD setup); and the Powerline 500mbps adapter back to the Switch in the basement.
I am running a modified version of Windows Media Center; but want to switch to XBMC. The only issue that is holding me back is my failure to configure XBMC to display my DVD library the way WMC does (i.e ALL the movies in a tile-like fashion, neatly organized alphabetically.). I know it is possible as I have seen several youtube videos to that effect; but alas, I am at a lost here. The default XBMC skin does not seem to show an easy way to do this...
Any help (in the form of written instructions/tutorial will be greatly appreciated)..
- Superorb - 2011-10-16 19:10
^^ Probably best to start a new thread about your specific issue.
On another note, have you considered building a single file server instead of a bunch of PC's with just a bunch of drives? Do you have it set up to offer protection in case of a drive failure?
My humble setup - TheAstronaut - 2011-10-20 18:16
Hey all, I've been admiring all the great set ups here, so I thought I'd finally post the results of my first build. I'm running XBMC on my AppleTV2 which streams all my media from the file server over Samba.
Unfortunately, my point-and-shoot camera takes somewhat grainy pictures, I'll try to see if I know someone with a better camera so I can upload some better quality pics here.
Display: Sceptre X42 42" LCD
Receiver: Yamaha RX-V765
Center: Polk Audio RM8 (center model)
Speakers: Two Polk Audio RM7's for front, two Polk Audio RM8's for rear.
Subwoofer: Polk Audio PSW110
Media Players: Popcorn Hour C-200 with slimline BluRay drive, AppleTV 2G (jailbroken) with XBMC, Dish Network ViP722k DVR
File Server: AMD Quad-core running OpenSUSE 11.4 with 6TB storage in RAID5 array. Soundproof case by Fractal Designs.
Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, D-Link DGL-4500 wireless router, D-Link 8-port Gigabit switch.
Here is what the whole setup looks like.
Rear-view, it's actually neater than it looks.
File server with Fractal Designs Define R3 case. Also, one of the best PC cases I've ever owned.
Inside of file server, taken during build process.
Close-up of the receiver.