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armandh
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Under 20 USD and junk box parts

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Post by armandh » 10 Dec 2014 13:18

NOTE; ALL MY ATTACHMENTS WENT MISSING IN THE LAST FORUM SERVER MOVE

This was assembled for my son to use. it was going fine 24-7 when retired Oct 2015
a NOS close out Intel MOBO with integrated CPU and dreaded SiS chip-set.
[Intel D201GLY SIS662 Motherboard]
every thing else is from the junk box. lots of limitation but it is 100% rock steady for function.
the 32 bit embedded N4F OS is stored on a lap top Hdd [4 or 6 Gb I think] PATA. [ATA-100 on board]
boot drive held in place with double sticky foam tape on the metal side,
the boot drive is installed and set to spin down 5 minutes after the embedded boot.
the boot drive is not mounted to the OS. [unless for some other function in the future]
the full size storage drives attach to an IDE ATA-133 expansion card and are a UFS soft raid mirror.
this could as easily be a SATA card.
from spare junk; 44 pin adapter, 1 Gb DDR-2 RAM, drives, cables, power supply, expansion card, and case.

how old is some of this junk?
the IDE ATA-133 expansion card is a Circuit City house brand.
the laptop drive for the OS had win 98 on it, as I recall.
the case was a newer curb side find, bad guts, and missing the face plastic.

another pair of drives would almost max this out.
the biggest limitations are; 32 bit processor, no free PCI buss slot, and the on board t-100 NIC
on the other hand; Just 50 watts, 36 watts idle and spun down

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4 thread 3300 Mhz Intel i3, 1 TB ZFS mirror, available RAM 7.823 Gb, 64 bit NAS4Free 9.1.0.1 rev 573 [88 watts, 48 Mbps]
2 thread 1600 Mhz atom/ion, 1 TB ZFS mirror, available RAM 3.083 Gb, 64 bit NAS4Free-9.1.0.1 rev 573 [27 watts, 35 Mbps]
2 thread 3900 Mhz AMD A6-6400K, 2 TB ZFS Mirror, available RAM 7.557 Gb, 64 bit Nas4Free 9.3.0.2.1771 [89 watts, 68 Mbps]

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Re: Under 20 USD and junk box parts

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Post by pokeyboy » 13 Dec 2014 03:17

Cool! That's the best part of N4F. You can have lots of fun building and tinkering, with little expense. And, actually end up with something useful when you're done.

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Re: Under 20 USD and junk box parts

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Post by apollo567 » 24 Dec 2014 18:35

armandh wrote:the info page
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armandh, you are the master of recycling :D 8-) :!:
my NAS and its development until today: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=39&sid=039fed830cf ... 4d0abe4a04

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Re: Under 20 USD and junk box parts

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Post by armandh » 23 Jan 2015 12:03

Now Out Of Stock!
I did not expect the URL [link removed above] to last
CAVEAT EMPTOR regarding "New Old Stock"
please remember when buying anything NOS the O does apply to the caps as well.
SO FAR so good. but there is a reason it was ten bucks. [besides it's limited usefulness]
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4 thread 3300 Mhz Intel i3, 1 TB ZFS mirror, available RAM 7.823 Gb, 64 bit NAS4Free 9.1.0.1 rev 573 [88 watts, 48 Mbps]
2 thread 1600 Mhz atom/ion, 1 TB ZFS mirror, available RAM 3.083 Gb, 64 bit NAS4Free-9.1.0.1 rev 573 [27 watts, 35 Mbps]
2 thread 3900 Mhz AMD A6-6400K, 2 TB ZFS Mirror, available RAM 7.557 Gb, 64 bit Nas4Free 9.3.0.2.1771 [89 watts, 68 Mbps]

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Re: Under 20 USD and junk box parts

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Post by armandh » 12 Sep 2015 02:40

still working great but taken out of service as I add a new one [3900Mhz 2-core AMD]
my son now gets my oldest in use N4F, a 2 core HT 1600 Mhz 64 bit but PCI expansion buss atom box.
it is a move up from 160 Gb UFS to 500 Gb ZFS mirrors, from 32 bit to 64 bit, twice the RAM and 100T to Gb Lan,
a slightly faster 4 times the threads 64 bit CPU. In theory, a 9.6X gain in processor through put.
the "under 20" has been given to a friend as an upgrade for his NSLU2
4 thread 3300 Mhz Intel i3, 1 TB ZFS mirror, available RAM 7.823 Gb, 64 bit NAS4Free 9.1.0.1 rev 573 [88 watts, 48 Mbps]
2 thread 1600 Mhz atom/ion, 1 TB ZFS mirror, available RAM 3.083 Gb, 64 bit NAS4Free-9.1.0.1 rev 573 [27 watts, 35 Mbps]
2 thread 3900 Mhz AMD A6-6400K, 2 TB ZFS Mirror, available RAM 7.557 Gb, 64 bit Nas4Free 9.3.0.2.1771 [89 watts, 68 Mbps]

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Re: Under 20 USD and junk box parts

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Post by was-armandh » 24 Feb 2019 00:27

4 YEARS LATER in an upgrade rodeo that added twin i5 boxes,
my son now has the 3900 Mhz AMD 2 core and
my daughter is getting the atom box, all now running XigmaNAS
and notably the above $20 32 bit hardware is long gone.
by using this free advise, you, your heirs, etc
absolve, save, and hold harmless the advisor.
CAVEAT EMPTOR
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