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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Votick, 12 Aug 2011.

  1. Yaka

    Yaka Well-Known Member

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    good. if you are after a nass that you can expand in a drobo-esque way then defo look at building an unraid box
     
  2. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    UnRaid is nice, i just cat justify $129 for a license when freeNas does the job for me personally.
     
  3. d_stilgar

    d_stilgar Old School Modder

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    I got mine pre-loaded with 11Tb on ebay at the end of last year for $242 shipped. Ebay is the place to get a used drobo. A 48Tb 12 bay auction just completed for $2k. The prices for used Drobos is pretty awesome on ebay. It seems there's always something really good about to end.

    But keep Yaka's comments in mind. I haven't had any bad experiences yet, but the point of this thing is to have a redundant storage solution. If the whole thing dies then that's pretty stupid .
     
  4. Yaka

    Yaka Well-Known Member

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    just google reboot loop. i had paid for extended drobo support. both times the response was buy a new drobo. and its not just me that has that response for them. while work they are great the way you can expand storage is great but drobo will **** you in the end.

    i hope you dont suffer same as me ive had 2 differant generations of 8bas drobo nas fail me. if you do ever hppened to have it constantly reboot and drobo support aint got thier **** together still then keep this url bookmarked http://www.techknight.com/blog/2012/10/17/howto-fix-the-drobo-pro-infinite-reboot-loop.html it helped me with my last one
     
  5. Votick

    Votick My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    Just ordered the DX513 bay extension for mine.

    Should be up to 22TB by next week.
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    My Gen8 Microserver "Saturn" is now joined by "Rhea":

    [​IMG]

    HP XW4600 workstation, which used to be a desktop my parents were using (I've since replaced it with an MSI Cubi-N mini PC). It has two 146GB 3.5" SAS drives and they are the noisiest drives I've heard in a long, long time... How they put up with these drives in the lounge I'll never know.

    This model has been tested with the 771 Xeon mod, so I've got a couple of mod stickers and a Xeon X3323 on the way to replace the E6750 it currently runs. It also seems to support ECC memory, so I'll whack in a big chunk of RAM at some point. This will host a development instance of SQL Server, and I might move my Plex Media Server instance across to it if the Xeon works out. The Celeron G1610T in my microserver is a bit stretched by Plex transcoding duties...!
     
  7. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    So the other week I finally managed to find a Rack that suited my needs, That wasn't a fortune and included shipping So it was finally time to replace my Lack Rack.

    Specs:
    Rack: ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS 262 12U fully enclosed.
    Mikrotik RB-2011
    Watchguard Firebox x750e Running PFsense Currently not active but configured for a transparent Firewall
    Cable Management plate
    Hp 1920 dl-24
    24port Patch panel
    2u Shelf currently holding my 4 unit Pi cluster
    HP DL360G7 running as my ESXi Host
    Supermicro 8x 3.5bay running Freenas (only half of the bays currently populated.

    This rack is a wonderful thing, I paid £120 from ebay for it which while not too cheap for including delivery it was very good. I am probably going to replace the glass on the front door for some Mesh to get better airflow, and i will possibly do the same on the back door for the same airflow reasons
    Once the Cluster is configured with a load balancer (going to use HAProxy for this) I will have a blog up and will do a full write up about the process of transferring from the lack to this rack.

    cabling is colour coded:
    Purple: Infrastructure. E.g Router connection to the switch, Firewall, WAP etc
    Yellow: IPMI and iLO interfaces
    Blue: Pi Cluster
    Orange: Main Server Lan interfaces 2x on Nas 4x On the HP
    Black: My Workstation

    EDIT: the space at the bottom is for a UPS when I am able to pick one up that does what I want and is not a fortune.
     

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