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Scratch Build – In Progress Black Dwarf

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Stealth, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    :jawdrop: How hot are them things getting? I'm not sure that one fan can suffice?
     
  2. Hell_hound

    Hell_hound Mod'd a Sun E450... size =small car

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    Thats some awesome work mate :D

    I must say that the video was really intersting to watch and you really must have some money for that kind of metal workshop :thumb:

    but i have to ask about the components that you used, or more so where you got them from.

    I'm intersted in the matrix LCD and the sata power connectors

    Where did you get these from and how much? I'm infact really after a molex 4 pin crimp plug but i'm having problems trying to find them

    Also what is the LCD like in your setup what is it displaying?

    Thanks

    Hell_hound
     
  3. devilxc

    devilxc Biding my time...

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    I noticed that you've popped up on Tomshardware.

    Congratulations on the exposure!
     
  4. Anubus

    Anubus Minimodder

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    best NAS ever:jawdrop:
     
  5. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Really a fantastic looking build. Well done :)
     
  6. iratxe

    iratxe What's a Dremel?

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    Simply amazing!

    Great job, congratulations ;)
     
  7. slipperyskip

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  8. Stealth

    Stealth What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks Skip! That was a pleasant surprise this morning!
     
  9. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Fan-freakin-tastic! The Xbox, the dual screen PC, Black Dwarf, the videos,
    all amazing. :thumb:
     
  10. Tasslehoff

    Tasslehoff What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, great project well executed
     
  11. InfernoZeus

    InfernoZeus What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, this is an amazing project! Very nicely done.. looks sweet, but wouldn't look wildly out of place in a frontroom.

    I was interested in doing something similar, but I wanted to have hot-swappable HDDs. Does anyone know where I can get some SATA backplanes so that I don't have to plug a cable into the hard drive each time I want to slot it in?
     
  12. Kumo

    Kumo What's a Dremel?

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    We have a thread on the Spanish digg-alike "Meneame.net" (http://www.meneame.net/story/video-nas-casero-de-16-tb) about the hot and the life span of those HDDs. How hot are the things inside?

    I'll bet it could run 24x7 for a long time. But my opinion isn't very popular.
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Those WD GreenPower drives run very cool as well as quiet (which is a consideration when you have about eight of them running in a box).

    Stealth quotes temps ranging from 95 to 112F (35 to 45C) which is within the normal range of 5 to 55C.
     
  14. liamfogarty

    liamfogarty What's a Dremel?

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    Wow

    First noticed this on the engaget web site and I’m really, really impressed.
    Being a bit of a storage junky myself this is exactly what I need.

    Could you please explain how you upgraded the external power brick? Is this the one that came with the serner 120W psu?

    Also, was it easy to cut the serner connector and attach the 8*sata cables? Was there another connection in between?

    I’m just a bit afraid of blowing the lot ;-)

    Well done, remarkable piece of work and you are due all the credit you have got so far!!
     
  15. Stealth

    Stealth What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks again guys.

    Indeed, a few people made the comments about how I should have picked black drives or something but I obviously choose those drives to enable me to pack them as tightly as possible.


    I don't think i bought the ac adapter that's paired with the serener. I got a slightly larger 110w one. I found it pretty easy to adapt the serener- even on its little proprietary connector all the wires are color coded as they should be, so it was just a matter of bundling them up correctly and wiring the power switch.
     
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  16. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Those people know nah-think! WD GreenPower HDDs are the ideal choice for a NAS. Speed is not as important as low power consumption (and, depending on where you put it, low noise). I have a 1TB WD10EACS in my HTPC setup. Perfect for the job.

    But I digress: very nice work. :thumb:
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I just read the entire log and must say I am very envious of your work. I really like the design and the outcome is great. A really nice project :D +rep.
     
  18. jesterod

    jesterod What's a Dremel?

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    im still trying to figure out how you lost 4tb of space you say it has 12.7tb useable after raid 5 8x2tb so wheres the other 3.3tb thats almost 2 whole drives....
     
  19. landspeeder95

    landspeeder95 What's a Dremel?

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    From my experience raid-5 can be kind of funny to calculate. The usable space is roughly n-1, however the usable space per drive is anywhere from 931-1024/1TB. Here you would think that 2tb*8=16, so 8-1=7*2= 14 usable. In this case the low end should actually be 8-1 = 7*.(931*2) = ~13 usable. In this case the usable space he shows is 12.7, so I'd say he has not 4 TB unaccounted for, but rather only 300 MB (at the low end).

    Another way of looking at this is .931*2*8=14.896-12.7 (usable) = 2.196 TB used for the reserves. When looked at this was, exactly 1 disk capacity was used (or n-1).

    Enjoy
     
  20. Hell_hound

    Hell_hound Mod'd a Sun E450... size =small car

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    just a bit of a bump...

    I'm intersted in the matrix LCD and the sata power connectors

    Where did you get these from and how much? I'm infact really after a molex 4 pin crimp plug but i'm having problems trying to find them

    Also what is the LCD like in your setup what is it displaying?

    Thanks

    Hell_hound
     

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