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Old 05-09-11, 20:54   #11
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Default Re: A guide to Home-Made NAS

Originally Posted by siamsquare View Post

SNIP.........

On the Pro side ..21 drives is a huge amount of drives
On the Con side...it is limited to that amount, for some it will not be enough allthough Unraid constantly updates its software!

.........snip
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True but if you need more than 21 HDDs, you start getting all sorts of other issues. Like where the heck do you find a case large enough to hold them at an affordable price? How do you power them all - that's a hell of a big PSU (or multiple PSUs). How will they be cooled? How are you going to provide enough SATA ports? etc etc.

Personally I think it would be more cost effective to build another server (although or course then you need multiple paths for your data).
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Old 05-09-11, 21:02   #12
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Default Re: A guide to Home-Made NAS

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True but if you need more than 21 HDDs, you start getting all sorts of other issues. Like where the heck do you find a case large enough to hold them at an affordable price? How do you power them all - that's a hell of a big PSU (or multiple PSUs). How will they be cooled? How are you going to provide enough SATA ports? etc etc.

Personally I think it would be more cost effective to build another server (although or course then you need multiple paths for your data).
TRUE... especially when there are 3TB drives on the market

btw

added build specs for Unraid!!!
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Old 06-09-11, 10:26   #13
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Default Re: A guide to Home-Made NAS

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TRUE... especially when there are 3TB drives on the market

btw

added build specs for Unraid!!!
Yes. A 21 drive UnRaid NAS using 3 TB drives would give 60 TB storage. Even if it was only filled with 1:1 copies of Blu Rays, that would still be thousands of movies, which would take years to watch them all. But there are some people who still want more. It makes one wonder where theyf find the time.........

Great thread by the way.
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Old 10-09-11, 15:21   #14
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Hi,

keep us posted on your development with this please.

for me i have changed my mind with nas drive I am just going to use my existing main Pc and place some drives thier with network card.

1) areca card installed in main PC (corsair 800d case)
2) order Xcase 5bay hotswap bay drive (exactly the same as norco's one) will replace fan with really quite one
3) installed 5x2TB drives
4) i have already purchased the allegro NFS software which works flawlessly.

The reason because my main PC is next to my media setup anyway and also it more quieter than my Qnap as its watercooled with silent fans.

the Areca raid card supports raid migration and raid expansion so i can add more drives later on a total of 8 drives as i have the 1220 areca 8 port.

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Old 11-10-11, 18:18   #15
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Yo,

Maybe you can post your experiences with Allegro NFS in this same thread!

BTW

Will get the last of my hardware parts this week!
Have been shopping around and took a while! The economical crisis didn't do much good either to the dollar/euro value and all hardware has become more expensive lately!
The only thing I am still missing is my Norco case which was Out Of Stock and is still drifting in a container somewhere on the North Atlantic!
I'll probably build a test rig with my antec 1200 case and when the Norco arrives migrate the whole setup.

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Default Re: A guide to Home-Made NAS

I have started using Unraid on a EX490 WHS. I have the free version 4.7 for testing purposes and am trying to get NFS working for streaming to my Dune Base 3.0. I have entered *(rw) at disk shares and at a user share called videos. Im stuck now and dont know how go further from here. i try entering the ip-address of the Tower and /mnt/user/videos as mountpoint in the Dune but the Dune wont connect. it. Can someone please explain how to get this working. I like to do some speedtest comparison between samba and NFS.
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I have started using Unraid on a EX490 WHS. I have the free version 4.7 for testing purposes and am trying to get NFS working for streaming to my Dune Base 3.0. I have entered *(rw) at disk shares and at a user share called videos. Im stuck now and dont know how go further from here. i try entering the ip-address of the Tower and /mnt/user/videos as mountpoint in the Dune but the Dune wont connect. it. Can someone please explain how to get this working. I like to do some speedtest comparison between samba and NFS.
I can't answer your question directly but if you check the Unraid forums, you'll find that those who have managed to get it working report higher speeds using SMB than NFS. I've never bothered with NFS because SMB will stream the highest bit rate Blu Rays with no problem at all.
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Default Re: A guide to Home-Made NAS

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Yo,

Maybe you can post your experiences with Allegro NFS in this same thread!

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Hi,

I have this fully setup and running and on the Areca card, I bought a istarusa four bay drive + the four built in bays slots = 8 in total, which still leaves me two slots free on the PC for my OS drives and a another single 2tb drive. (getting rid of my 5 bay which i fan fitted with silent fan as it wont fit in my antec 900 case and don't really mess with the hinges on my 800d)

Allegro works really well once setup you don't have to worry about it, and the speed of the raid drive is amazing using Samsung F4 2tb drives i will post some stats later on.

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