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Low cost lots of Sata ports <$250-$300

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Low cost lots of Sata ports <$250-$300

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Post by idmah » 12 Nov 2016 18:11

Hi all.

I know there are copious questions but still confused on what to get.

Looking for a Motherboard that is ECC with 6 preferably 10 Sata ports
Because let's face it you never have enough storage.

BUT would like to spend under $250 with processor on the High-end $300 Cad. Max!
What should I get. I've got a case and bunch of 1.5 tb drives from an aborted build
using an intel mobo which was an annoying disaster. So before I do anything else
asking the experts ! You 'guys' (gender neutral) !!! Hahah!

thank
Ian

ps. this is for my home so nothing really demanding..

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Re: Low cost lots of Sata ports <$250-$300

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Post by b0ssman » 12 Nov 2016 18:28

Nas4Free 11.1.0.4.4517. Supermicro X10SLL-F, 16gb ECC, i3 4130, IBM M1015 with IT firmware. 4x 3tb WD Red, 4x 2TB Samsung F4, both GEOM AES 256 encrypted.

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Re: Low cost lots of Sata ports <$250-$300

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Post by raulfg3 » 12 Nov 2016 22:12

I have good experience with HP Gen7 and gen 8 Servers
12.0.0.4 (revision 6766)+OBI on SUPERMICRO X8SIL-F 8GB of ECC RAM, 12x3TB disk in 3 vdev in RaidZ1 = 32TB Raw size only 22TB usable

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Re: Low cost lots of Sata ports <$250-$300

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Post by ChriZathens » 12 Nov 2016 23:23

Supermicro x10sl7-f and a Pentium CPU will cost around 300.
ECC support, ability for future CPU upgrade if needed and 14 sata ports.
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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Re: Low cost lots of Sata ports <$250-$300

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Post by apollo567 » 13 Nov 2016 10:39

Well an other solution is a Supermicroboard of the Supermicro X9 - Class plus a Pentium or i3, this would be sufficient for a NAS. In addition you can add LSI OEM Adapters (Like Dell Perc H310 or IBM M1015), they are available between 4-16 Ports per adapter, the most common ones have 4-8. All of this hardware might be cheaply bought on ebay.
my NAS and its development until today: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=39&sid=039fed830cf ... 4d0abe4a04

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Post by idmah » 14 Nov 2016 15:30

The Supermicro x10sl7-f comes in various flavours what's the difference between the O the B ??
revision numbers? Which one should I get? It also seems a lot of people are using it so debugging issues will be easier..

What are peoples experience with the ASRock Rack Mini ITX DDR3 1333 Motherboards C2550D4I ??

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Post by ChriZathens » 14 Nov 2016 20:03

-O is the retail packaging, -B is the bulk version.
I would personally avoid the Asrock board, not only because many people had issues with dead boards after a while, but mainly because you have no way to upgrade if needed.
With the supermicro you can get a cheap Celeron to start and upgrade to the fastest available Xeon if needed in the future.
For the record, if you look at my Sig, the Celeron I have has never gone above 50% utilization
And it is a previous gen Celeron, 1150 version are faster and more power efficient.
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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Post by idmah » 17 Nov 2016 19:34

Hi Gang.

Thanks for the suggestions.. I ordered the Supermicro x9scl-f-O and 16 gig of ECC.
1GB / TB right???

Picked it because I can use my old processor in it AND there are a lot of people
using it, so I know where to go if I have problems!! Hahah!

Looking forward to getting my Nas up again!
Thanks
Ian

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Re: Low cost lots of Sata ports <$250-$300

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Post by idmah » 02 Apr 2017 17:03

Hi All.

Finally got around to building my Free4Nas.. not a horrible experience but.

Getting a No memory error beep code. from this ram:
SAMSUNG 8GB PC3L-12800R DDR3-1600MHZ ECC Registered 1.35V RDIMM M393B1G70BH0-YK0 is this because it is buffered or something???

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Post by ChriZathens » 03 Apr 2017 00:43

Yes
You need unbuffered memory, not registered
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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Post by idmah » 04 Apr 2017 19:32

Anyone compiled a list of compatible ram ?.. That isn't on the Supermicro site.
Having trouble getting it locally and hoping to save a few bucks.

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Re: Low cost lots of Sata ports <$250-$300

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Post by ChriZathens » 04 Apr 2017 20:21

Crucial has compatible RAM
You can check their website; there is a search wizard.
You can buy directly from the site

Also, if you look at my Sig, you will see that i am using Kingston. You got the same mobile, so those part numbers should be fine, too.
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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