I am a proud user of NL since 2008 and I really appreciate all the hard work the devs put into the product!
I've been a frequent reader of the forums ever since, although this is my first post
So here we go...
Until now I've used a few different NL-builds, all full size ATX and non-raid with 4~6 TB of storage and now finally the time has come to upgrade to a mini-ITX, Raid 5 build w 8 hhd (2TB or 3TB each). I'am turning to you guys for some H/W advice.
This is my thought set-up:
Case: NSC-800 (http://nbtaifa.en.alibaba.com/product/484820141-212566619/NAS_Server_Chassis_w_8_Hot_Swappable_SATA_SAS_Drive_Bays_Mini_ITX_.html
PSU: SeaSonic SS-350TGM Retail 350W 80 PLUS GOLD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151115&name=Power-Supplies
MOBO: ASRock H61M-ITX (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?model=h61m-itx
NIC (On-board): RTL8111E
CPU: Intel Core i3 3220T 2,8Ghz (http://ark.intel.com/products/65694/Intel-Core-i3-3220T-Processor-3M-Cache-2_80-GHz
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 XMP, 2x4GB (http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/blu
I haven't decided on HDDs yet.
So what do you think, is it overkill? Have I overlooked any compatibility issues? General thoughts and feedback are much appreciated
As I said I'm going for RAID 5 w 8 HDDs in this build. Since I've never done RAID before I'm quite clueless. From the research I've done I understand that I need a true hardware RAID card. The card should support >=8 HDDS, be compatible w NL (duh
) and cost < 700$
I found the following cards that fits the criteria:
Which card should I go for? The Promise EX8650 looks really promising(!), but again I really don't know. Have I missed any good cards in this performance/price range?
Sorry for the long post! Im am grateful for any help I can get.