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Finished my 10TB Windows Home Server

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by thebeephaha, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Very nice. Where did you get your uber long sata cables. Those are NICE. Also, it would be nice of you to get red zip ties. I bought green ones for my case!
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I'd love to build something like that. Especially as well done as that :p Congrats
     
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    Totally impressive!!!!!!
     
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    Woah! Looks like you went a little overboard there but it is still a pretty sweet setup. Imagine running all those drives in raid 0! :laugh:
     
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    Some came with my SATA controller cards but the blue and gray ones I grabbed from some Dell computers at work.
     
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    Haha fraud.
     
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    Thats pretty wild stuff dude. I dont even have a terabytes worth of data. Hahaha I thought my 100gigs of music was impressive.
     
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    You can have as many drives as you want. You don't have to use drive letters to mount. You can mount drives as folders.

    As for having so many disks and no redundancy, ouch.
     
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    hard drive fails...
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    Hahah thats awesome. I want that as a poster in my office :laugh:
     
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    ha rip off of STFU...
     

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    You sound like a man that likes his own space you must have a great porn collection :laugh:

    good job :toast:
     
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    nope I'm not a pervert...
     
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    Nicely done. I didn't think it was possible to get that many drivesin that PC-75.
     
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    Yea seriously.

    Oh FYI for anyone interested, Windows Home Server also has remote web access provided via Microsoft, so like "mysecretservername.homeserver.com" which lets me obviously access my things anywhere anytime but also by using that web address it gives me the extra capability so I can remote manage my router, and I am running my own personal proxy server to bypass restrictions at work. (need my YouTube & Pandora internet radio you know) :toast:
     
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    I am totally going to do this. Thanks. I'll tell you how it goes!
     
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    Here is a side note I thought I'd share.

    At my work, we are a computer parts retail store along with a repair shop.

    In our tech department we have a hodgepodge of random crap customers leave behind that we use to make our workstations for virus scanning, driver downloads, testing, etc etc...

    They break ALOT. :)

    I decided to make a Windows Home Server to keep our workstations backed up along with serving all of our tech utilities over the network and to be a print server as well.

    The hardware:

    ASUS P3V4X w/ VIA Apollo Pro chipset
    Intel Pentium III EB Coppermine 733MHz
    768MB PC133 (2x256 + 2x128)
    1x 120GB WD Caviar (on board IDE)
    2x 60GB IBM Deskstars (Promise TX100 IDE card)
    2x 40GB Seagate 7200.7s (Promise TX100 IDE card)
    DVD-ROM, CD-RW
    GeForce Ti200 64MB
    Dual Intel 10/100, one is a WOL Management Adapter
    Dell Pull 350ish watt PSU, replaced fan with high CFM 80mm fan.
    Antec Case, lots of high CFM 80mm fans.

    If we do the maths it has 300GB of space, and I have duplication turned on for most network shares so about 150-200GB usable space. It isn't much and it isn't fast but it is going to make life a lot easier at work. Best part it cost nothing to make and it works like a charm.

    Backs up out workstations daily and serves out all the utilities we need on a read only share so that viruses cannot infect it. Something that our flash drives cannot do.

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    It's ghetto but it works great. I just love Windows Home Server. :D
     

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    Very nice man! Stuffed full but still looks good.






    Picture this; 5 western digital 2TB HDD's. Same amount of storage.
    Or even,
    Replace all those HDD's with the 2TB's. Holy cwap! :twitch:
     
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    Sad isn't it? 5 drives as much as my 26? :banghead:

    Oh totally, 26 x 2TB. Yea. AWESOME. :nutkick:

    Too bad I don't have that kind of cash. :(
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Very nice setup, I don't know whats with everyone saying buy new drives. He could sell the old drives at a low cost then ball stomp his wallet to get all bigger drives. Notice it's just using a P4, he isn't looking for speed, something to just hold files.

    And for that I say... I'm jealous, wish I had that much storage!
     
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  21. Easy Rhino

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    wow that thing is awesome! but why waste all that on winblows server 2008?? i bet you would see a vast increase in performance when loading those massive arrays over a media server with linux.
     
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    Very nice more tidy then some around here and they only have 1 or 2 HDD in the box ha..

    The PSU is rated 750W Continuous @ 40°C 825W Peak with a 5y warranty.
     
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    Ah but Windows Home Server is more Server 2003, stripped down running the proprietary WHS "Demigrator" hard drive management software. The next WHS will be 2008 based.

    I've also never been a linux junkie. I break linux when I try to use it.

    Performance? How about getting up to 75MB/sec read and write over gigabit network, and managing 50MB/sec read and write on average. That's faster than USB and firewire folks. :D
     
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    you should definately give linux a try if you have the time. as far as performance, have 50 people access that rig at once and you will see that linux performs a lot better and wont crash.
     
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    But... I don't have 50 people. I have me and a friend or two.

    But alas, I might try linux one of these days.

    Any specific distro in mind?
     

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