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My new home-built NAS

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My new home-built NAS

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Hey all,

This is my second home-built NAS system, which I wouldn't have been able to do without info available in these forums.

Motherboard Supermicro A1SRi-2758F-O mini-itx server board
System HD Supermicro 16GB SataDOM
CPU Intel Atom C2758
Memory 2x Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600 ECC
PSU Corsair CS550M 550w 80 Plus Gold
Network built-in C2000 SoC I354 Quad GbE Controller (MACs)
Storage HD's (2) WD Red 2T mirrored ZFS pool
Case homebuilt 8.25"w x 9.5"d x 12"h w/AMS DS-346TL hot-swap backplane module for drives

Up and running with no issues so far, transferred the data from my older system using rsync w/o incident.
Still have to decide how I want to use the other hot-swap bays. Here's a few pics:

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It's not quite finished, still have to cut an air-supply hole in the cover (right now it's drawing air through the unpopulated pci port), I need to anodize the cover and top so fingerprints don't show and put a mahogany (because I have it) panel on the right side.

Any worries about cooling due to the compact size were unwarranted as the cpu temp is around 40ºC on idle and 46ºC under load so far.
Xigmanas 11.2.0.4 - Omnius (revision 6315)
Supermicro A1SRi x64-full on Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2758 @ 2.40GHz 16GB ECC memory
ZFS on Root Install

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Re: My new home-built NAS

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The CPU temp is not that important. Intel CPUs have automatic throttling of they get to hot. The drive temperature is more important for a nas.

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Re: My new home-built NAS

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Awesome looking aluminum case, remembers me of the HF RF amplifiers I used to build/work with, just like WV7U YC156 build :cry:
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Awesome looking aluminum case, remembers me of the HF RF amplifiers I used to build/work with, just like http://www.wv7u.com/yc156amp/pictures/yc156.html
Thanks Jose. and thanks for the link to that site. The workmanship on those units is awe-inspiring, might have made me work more carefully, although I wasn't even sure mine would work as a server chassis, and I had parts on the way so I rushed it a bit. I'll have to up my game in the future.

Actually, I built the thing in Sketchup first, so I knew the parts would lay out OK. It was the cooling i wasn't sure of. Now I know.

To the other commenter, b0ssman, the hard drives are running at 30ºC, didn't go up much when I transferred my data from my the system. Take-away…the small-size design goal didn't cause performance problems (that I know of yet).

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Re: My new home-built NAS

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nice metal craft
save the empty drive bays for the next expansion.
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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