So...My boss(s) wanted to build a new server to store low priority data for work. Aka Shelf data. The alternative to expanding our current situation, was too expensive...And thus...the Death Star was born.
Definition of Shelf Data: Data which, is of low priority as deemed by our customer as emergency only.
15x Hitachi 2TB 7K2000 Drives
ECS Black Series 890G AM3 Mobo
OkGear 36" SATA II Cables
3x Syba SD PCI Express SATA II
1x Syba SY-PEX40008 PCE Express SATA II Controller Card
2x 1000W Rosewill BRONZE series PSUs
AMD Phhenom II X4 955 BE
Intel X25-M Boot Drive
2x 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw Series 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM
6 Scythe "Ultra Kaze" 120x38mm Case Fan
From Assorted Vendors
1 Custom case designed to hold 45 3.5inch Drives(We're starting light with only 15)
5 Port SATA Multiplyers
Foam Padding for Vibration
I should probably also mention, that we're are not the first to use this design. We are using the design found at this website;
I just thought it would be interesting to take real pictures of putting it together.
Here's some pics so far...sorry would be using the TPU unloader but its having issues.