[OpenIndiana-discuss] Any hardware snafus in this lineup?

Harry Putnam reader at newsguy.com
Fri Mar 14 23:20:01 UTC 2014

These hardware specs are for a planned home lan zfs NAS

I'm shopping on Magic Micro which has some links with ebay.

Its one of the do it yourself, roll your own dealers, where you pick
a basic 'barebones' rig, and all the peripherals.   And they make sure
your choices are not off the wall.

However, it is assumed the setup will be for windows, or at least I'm
sure that is the biggest choice in OS they receive.

I want to have a few of you experienced admins browse thru the
hardware choices and see if anything is a known problem for a fresh
install of whatever version of OI is current.
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No OS is included and no hdd.  I have matched pairs of:
300gb WD sata, 500GB WD sata, 750 GB WD sata and a pair of  500GB IDE
drives I thought I might put the OS on.  Assuming the Mobo has the
options or a converter can be used.

I expect to buy two 1tb WD black as well

In my last lan NAS a year or two ago I ran my zpools on matched pairs
of discs, in mirror mode.  Including the OS discs.

I planned to do it that same way this time too.  With two 1tb discs
thrown in, that would leave me with something like 2.5tb usable data

If folks think that would be  horrible waste of space... I'd like to
hear about it.

This is just a home lan and probably the biggest single kind of data I
need to store and access will be a mid size photo collection and its
continued growth. Along with many many other graphics files.
Composition, Stock for compositions... and on and on.  Currently
stands at about 580 GB.

The rest would be the usual types of data people need to
store... backups, tax records, house purchase records etc. So photos
and backups would be the heavy hitters.

In that scheme, 2.5 TB should be quite enough for a goodly while.
(Oh, I should add, that any room hogging, full disc image backups
(those many GB hefty ones) are kept on two 3tb usb external drives
currently... and would probably continue to be.

So the biggest bulk of bkups would not be on the NAS. Backups stored
on the NAS would be only certain file hierarchies, more dynamic stuff,
and etc)

Oh, and I probably won't be able to resist running several vms on it

If people think I should scrap the two 500 IDE drives from the
scheme... I'm ready for suggestions about that too.

This list of parts will run just shy of $1000 and will still need
discs and various case fans.

	CPU : AMD 64 CPU AM3/AM3+	 
	AMD FX-8350 Piledriver (Vishera) 4.0GHz (Eight Core) 32nm,
        AM3+ 8MB Cache
	Cooling Fans : AMD 64 CPU Fans
	    Coolermaster GeminII S, 5 Copper Heat Pipes, Extra Quiet
            140MM CPU fan
	Motherboard : AMD 64 AM3/ AM3+ Motherboards	 
	    ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+,AMD 760G, Onboard video,HDMI,

 NOTE: I'm pretty sure this ram can be ECC.  
       Most asus boards accept both.

        Memory : DDR3 Dual Channel memory
 	    32GB (4x8GB) PC14900 DDR3 1866 Dual Channel (high
            performance memory)

        Hard Drives	 

	CD/DVD/R/RW Drives : Optical Drives	 
	    LG 22x DVD Recorder Dual Layer +R/RW -R/RW	 

 NOTE:  These next three are all part of mobo 
	Networking : gigabit ethernet

 NOTE: This is a nice big roomy box. 
       Dimensions in inches:
       22.5"(H) x 11.5"(W) x 24.75"(D) 
	Cases / Power Supplies : Cases	 
	    Antec P280 Black Case, Full Tower, front USB 3.0 & 2.0	 

        Power Supply	 
	    Thermaltake TR2 600W ultra quiet ATX Power Supply, SLI &
            X-fire ready

	Assembly and Test	 
	Standard assembly and test 3-5 business days	 

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