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Old March 6, 2010, 01:47 PM
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Question Home-built NAS

My existing DNS-323 died last week, and since I was not pleased with the networking performance of the toaster, I've decided to build my next NAS from scratch. Nothing fancy, but with some requirements.

Card to fit a 2U case
I already have 4 Samsung F1s, 1Tb each
I have a spare HDD for the OS
I have a new Intel DG41MJ board (mini-ITX), socket 775 that I would like to use, since it already has a Gb network card and onboard graphics. I could slap an E1400 in there and call it quits. But the board only has 3 SATA ports and a single PCI slot.

Budget? Cheapest possible, but I will not compromise quality.

Ideas?

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Old March 13, 2010, 06:37 AM
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any reason you went with the 9650 and not the 9690SA-4I. in my build i am going to be using a 9690SA-4i with a supermicro SC846E1 Chassis (totally overkill for you) but something from norco might be up your alley.

pair this -> http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...ologies%20Inc.

with your raid card and that should meet your requirements. Although you need a 2U power supply so you need something like this.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=42489&...y%20Technology

just some thoughts.

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So bad you already order a raid card . because with the Windows Home Server, you will not have need it with the stuf you have.
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Old March 13, 2010, 08:44 AM
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any reason you went with the 9650 and not the 9690SA-4I. in my build i am going to be using a 9690SA-4i with a supermicro SC846E1 Chassis (totally overkill for you) but something from norco might be up your alley.

pair this -> http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...ologies%20Inc.

with your raid card and that should meet your requirements. Although you need a 2U power supply so you need something like this.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=42489&...y%20Technology

just some thoughts.
This is my rig - a Supermicro X8DAi, using a Norco RPC-270 2U case. I bought the 9650 for the low-profile form factor and the fact that I did not need external ports, like the 9690. This is an old pic, without the card and array (Sammy F1s) installed.





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So bad you already order a raid card . because with the Windows Home Server, you will not have need it with the stuf you have.
I use W7 Ultimate, and did not want to either re-install an OS, or use the Supermicro onboard (software) RAID solution.
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