/g/ Why are you not using a Synology box?
What do you use for network storage and what do you do with it?
already running some sweet heater
I have a full tower, so I can install up to 6 hard drives without it being a problem. I have over 4TB of storage between the 4 drives I have now, and if you use more than 4TB you're either autistic or wasteful.
I thought about buying a NAS, but ended up just plugging a 2tb hdd into my android TV box.
I'm running samba, ftp and git on it and I'm currently trying to set up owncloud, although that requires some tinkering.
I guess transfer rates could be a lot better I did not have to use shitty usb2.0, but what can I do. It's just for personal use and a dedicated NAS is too damn expensive
I use a drbd backed pacemaker cluster. Every node also has all storage devices in raid 1. Some may say that using quad redundancy for my Chinese cartoons is overkill, but then again, muh Chinese cartoons are probably the only reason why I haven't killed myself yet.
I have a Fractal Design Node 304 in my guest room with 5 2tb drives in RAID 5 running Windows 8. I want to change to 4 4tb drives in RAID 10 soon, but I have no money.
I don't really believe anyone of you when you say you REALLY need NAS solutions in your home.
Storing terabytes of pirated games, anime shit and stupid fucking software nobody cares about is NOT a reason to get NAS.
Get a life, nerds.
I have mine to store movies and tv and system backups. With 5 people in the house, we have utorrent getting rss feeds from btn downloading everyone's shows automatically, which saves a shitload over paying out the ass for TV
Because they cost too much for what you get. Better to repurpose an old machine or build something cheaper, install your own Linux distro of choice, and you have a NAS + whatever else you want to use it for.
>Consumer 3,5inch HDDs are not loud at all.
The high-pitched hum is annoying.
It's even worse when the vibrations of multiple drives are transmitted to the ATX case and you get interference. Hummm Hummmm Hummm.
How does that not drive you crazy?
The simple solution is to build a NAS and store it in the basement. Next step: remove all fans.
100% piece of mind.
My rack is 2-post only, has to be short-depth. At work we have a 1u half-depth server that holds about a dozen 2.5" 10k RPM drives and a separate box that connects to it with mini-sas and performs RAID/NAS functions, which then get handed off to VMWare with iSCSI. I could do something similar at home, but finding a half-depth server powerful enough to handle software RAID is difficult.
>because I use a $1 piece of rubber.
>There is no noise AT ALL.
That doesn't make the high-pitched noise go away. It just dampens vibrations.
There are high-end silencers but you can easily build a NAS for that price.
I made a wind-tunnel out of ductape that funnels the fans toward the wall, with some fabric sheets ductaped over both ends. Makes it about 80% quieter and only like 10-15% warmer.
> >9000 dollar silencers, c00000lers and cases...
I run an ancient chieftec bigtower case, core 2 duo E6600, some big fucking polish ass 2x5 heatpipe c00ler, 2xWD something-not-green-or-blue 500GB, and chieftec PSU.
The thing is on the opposite corner of the room and is quiet enough for me to sleep.
gameservers, web, samba, ftp, on debian testing...
>using something that needs licenses for fucking IP cameras? Synology is ducking kidding
into the trash it goes!
let's do some math
> assuming the system is under load ~ 15% of the time for typical home use
> that's 3.6 hours under load, 20.4 hours idle
> assuming energy rates are $0.13/kWh
QNAP TS221 w/ 2 drives
> 8W idle
> 15W load
> 60W idle
> 300W load
> 250W idle
> 700W load
I don't know what to do for my storage.
I have like 300 gigs of pictures (ones I shoot myself not stupid ass 4chan pictures) on my OS drive which is full.
I have a 2TB data drive which is pretty much full
I have a 1TB workflow drive which is full.
then I have a 3TB external movie/tv drive which is half full, and another 3tb external backup drive which is full.
I want a raid 5 setup, and my home server motherboard is too old and only has 2 sata slots so that is out of the question.
I just took an old computer I had, bought a $25 PCI SATA card and $35 case (cheapest case on newegg that could hold 8 drives) and it's simple and works. Pic related.
they're not even noisy anyway if you build them right
i have mine on all the time in my office and never notice. noctua fans and rubber dampeners for everything is the way to go
all i need now is a passive psu
> The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, refers to the maximum amount of heat generated by the CPU, which the cooling system in a computer is required to dissipate in typical operation. Rather than specifying CPU's real power dissipation, TDP serves as the nominal value for designing CPU cooling systems.
because i have these two to look after
dell power edge 2900
both running free nass, yes i know its a waste of the 2900s 8 core 24 gig power but fuck it i don't pay the power bill
wow...where are you getting those numbers?
My home server ran at 20-25 watts idle, maybe got up to 30-40 watts under load when I was using it as a minecraft server. After I threw 4 hard drives in it for a RAID 5 setup, it runs at about 50 watts without any significant increases under load (using NAS hard drives). And my server cost me about as much as a 2-bay Synology or QNAP NAS, all new parts except the case which I had laying around. Dual core i3 with hyper threading, 8 GB of RAM, solid ASUS motherboard and Corsair PSU.
I don't have anything to monitor power usage, but every drive aside from boot will spin down if not in use.
>What do you use for network storage and
>What do you use for nsa
>I just keep a shit ton of external HDDs laying around
And what do you think is better for instant access? Digging through your shit ton of external HDDs, or opening your file browser to check your network storage?
I'd also imagine it's a great way to manage media files at home and save money on storage between computers. Instead of having to get an extra mechanical hard drive for your new desktop with an SSD, you can just connect it to the network storage where you keep all of your media.
Was about to turn one of my Raspberry Pies into a NAS but decided against it because of the whole same controller for USB/Ethernet thing. In fact, I even did some bandwidth tests and indeed it wouldn't have been able to stream high bitrate HD encodes.
So I just got a WD My Cloud, it's bretty good.
Why don't you fuckin explain a little about what the fuck your talking about? It's so annoying. I have to come in through the catalog and then click your fucking posting. Just explain below your stupid fuckin picture so I can effortlessly browse the catalog informed. FUCK OFF.
dont be a tool. a cpu with a better cooler technically runs at lower temperature, and yet it draws the same amount of power.
you are trying to argue something so stupid even a child would see right through it