My file server - comments??
I'm new to this forum (be nice)
This is what I built & why
a large enclosure to put hard disks in - cooling is a problem where I live, it can reach 50C in the summer. And, I can't afford an a/c enclosure!!
I needed a file system to serve video files, mostly .mkv files in HD (they are mainly about 8Gb each). They are served to dreambox satellite boxes around the house (dreambox runs Linux).
Also to serve MP3 files.
And to download torrents (cough)
And hold 'other' files (cenral store)
I have about 6TB of files so far....
What it is:
CPU - Quad core Q6600 @2.4GHz
MB - Asus P5Q-VM
running Linux Mint 12
case Thermaltake Element V NVIDIA Edition
Raid card LSI 9650SE-8LPML
6 x WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0
1 hot swap spare
1 old sata 2TB drive for the system drive
Router - Vigor 2820
switch Netgear GS748T
UPS Salicru advance 2000VA
everything is networked to the switch via seperate cat6 cable through a patch panel.
The router is direct to the switch.