Post Your Home File Server Specs

Sinclair

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Dew said:
As for the failure lights, if you have your drives ordered properly, there is no need for them. I know exactly which drive is numbered 1 through 8 on both of my fileservers.
Yeah, mine are all ordered correctly, just kind of annoying having the ability on one cage and not the other. Thankfully my 2320 numbers by port number correctly, unlike the Promise SATA300 TX4's I was running before.


How did you guys grab the temps for the drives? I can't figure out with smartmontools how to do it for these sata disks.
"smartctl -a -d ata /dev/sdX" should give you the SMART stats for drive X. You'll definitely need libata compiled into the kernel if its not already. You'll need a recent kernel apparently, 2.6.15 or newerish.
 

Ockie

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Dew said:
I just pulled one of the drives from my AP enclosure. It was definitely warm, but not too hot to handle. This was the middle drive too, so it should be the hottest drive in the enclosure.

As for the failure lights, if you have your drives ordered properly, there is no need for them. I know exactly which drive is numbered 1 through 8 on both of my fileservers.

8 drives are easy to remember, try 30+
 

AMD RULES

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AMD Opteron 144
ASUS A8V-VM
Corsair XMS 512mb DDR 400 (PC3200)
Seagate 120gb sata
Aspire 450w psu
XP Pro
Coolermaster Centurion 5

more hdds comin in summer
 

Jay_2

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home server 1 (Main server 24/7)

DL380 G1

2 x Xenon 900Mhz CPUs
512mb Ram
2 x 18.1 gig Ultra Wide SCSI drives (RAID 1 Boot)
2 x 147gig Ultra Wide SCSI (none RAID)
1 x 250Gig USB Drive
1 x 80Gig External USB Drive (USB Powered)
Windows 2000 Server Retail 5 Cals
This Runs My FTP / Home CCTV Webpage, File server for Wireless MP3 access and DIvX DVDs and I use it for Downloading torrents.

Looking at getting a couple of 1U IBM servers for Asterisk and a nice Redhat server to mess about with.
 

m0unds

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PIII 850MHz
1024MB RAM DDR2100
Ubuntu 6.10
ATI Rage 128 8MB AGP card :)


500GB HDD (w/mirroring for my mp3s and work documents)
 

mrgstiffler

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P4 1.6A
Gigabyte 845P
512MB DDR333
4 x 250GB
1 x 200GB
1 x 160GB
Ultra X-Pro 800W
 

nessus

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(Started life as Fry's $199 Linspire special, was my mom's primary machine for a couple of years)
Sempron 1800+
768 MB RAM
ECS 741-GXM motherboard
2x300 PATA Drives
Windows Home Server Beta 2
525 GB of usable space

Clients
Windows XP Pro SP2 virtual machine
Windows Media Center 2005 PC
Windows Vista Ulimate PC
 

AMD RULES

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(Started life as Fry's $199 Linspire special, was my mom's primary machine for a couple of years)
Sempron 1800+
768 MB RAM
ECS 741-GXM motherboard
2x300 PATA Drives
Windows Home Server Beta 2
525 GB of usable space

Clients
Windows XP Pro SP2 virtual machine
Windows Media Center 2005 PC
Windows Vista Ulimate PC
does Windows Home Server Beta 2 cost anything? I signed up at the main site (microsoft).
 

rayman2k2

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home server is free for right now but will not be when it comes out of beta



Even then, it'll only come out for OEM's. Maybe they'll realize that just like WinXP MCE, the enthusiast market really wants it standalone...
 

Scroatdog

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I signed up for the beta.....

Waiting on a response. I'd like to give it a try. Maybe pair it with a PVR app and have an HTPC/server all in one.
 

P4Power

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My file server can't compare to most the ones posted here, but it does everything I want perfectly.

333MHz Intel Pentium II "Deschutes"
66MHz Bus
256MB PC100 @ PC66
Intel i440LX Chipset
160GB 7,200 RPM Maxtor HD
NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR 32MB ($500 card when it was new :eek: )
Windows 2000 Professional

It is almost completely silent, the processor doesn't need a fan (heatsink never gets warm).

Basically it serves all of my music, documents, images, installers of all of my favorite programs (easy to get everything back up if you reinstall Windows), and all of my games' patches. I haven't had a single problem out of it yet, performance is great. It serves my other eight computers, occasionally more than one at a time.
 

Malk-a-mite

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Got in on the Home Server Beta.... have the iso sitting on my desktop Hope to have it installed this weekend.
 

KevySaysBeNice

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Hmm..


1.33 ghz thunderbird (AMD)
768 megs of SD ram of some sort
about a TB of space

XP Pro, which works fine for my purposes.

I basically host a FTP for photos that people upload/download, and sometimes use it to torrent.

It's also a file server for our xbox downstairs.
 

annilation

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Even then, it'll only come out for OEM's. Maybe they'll realize that just like WinXP MCE, the enthusiast market really wants it standalone...
Rumors are they will sell it standalone also.

Got in on the Home Server Beta.... have the iso sitting on my desktop Hope to have it installed this weekend.
I have it to cant install though. Keeps bsod'ing on me. Lots of drivers issues from what I have read.
 

TechLarry

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Lian Li PC-70 Case
ABIT IT7-Max2 Motherboard
Intel 2.53 Mhz P4.
512MB RAM
Floppy (duh)
Pioneer TrueX 72 CD Drive (Yeah, I have one that still works LOL)

Single 120GB SeaGate Barracuda IDE for the OS
Six 300GB SeaGate Barracuda 7200.9's in RAID 5 (One reserved as ready hot-spare).
3Ware 9500S-8 Sata Accellerated RAID Controller

Windows 2003 Server R1 (Have R2, just no reason to re-install).

Playing around with Windows Home Server running under a VirtualPC 2007 container, but I need to find a way to get it to run as a service so it will keep running when I log out of RDC.
 

[Ao1]Powerkiller

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Thermaltake Mambo
500Watt Antec Smartpower 2.0 Power Supply
Jetway mobo with Via PT800 Pro Chipset
3GHz Intel Pentium 4 HT Northwood S478
512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
2x 40GB Samsung SP0411N HDDs
80GB Seagate ST003811 HDD
80GB WD WD800BB HDD
250GB Maxtor MAXLine II SATA-150 HDD
16x DL Lite-On DVD Burner
32MB Riva TNT2 M64 4x AGP Vid Card
Audio Disabled
MS Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4

Both 80GB HDDs are on a Rosewill ATA-133 nonraid PCI controller
 

XOR != OR

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Opteron 165
2 gigs memory
1 x 250 gig WD 8mb drive
4 x 250 gig WD 8mb drive in raid 5
PVR-250

Fedora Core 4 controlling all of it with Myth installed. Of course, it's doing the standard email/web/file thing too. But I have it hooked up to my TV, and a full library of DVDs availlable on disk. :D
 

ScarletGrayFire

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Windows Home Server RC1
A64 X2 4800+ with Zalman CNPS7500-AlCu HSF
2 x 512MB DDR2 667 RAM
GeForce 6100S Micro ATX Motherboard
Seasonic Hard Drives: Two 320GB SATA II + One 200GB PATA
Corsair VX450 PSU, Antec server case with 2 Tri-Cool fans on low
Gibabit LAN
 

newdamage1

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Server1: Dell 1400SC | 2G | CERC 1.5/6 Channel @ Raid5 | WD250Gigx6 | Intel Pro MT | Netware 6.5
Server2: BL7 | 3G | WD250Gx2 | Intel Pro MT | Win2k3 & VM'ed Suse Enterprise 9

Consolidation Server (in progress)

Gigabyte M61P-S3 | areca ARC-1220 | 5x500 Raid? (data) | 3x??? Raid? (ISCSI) | 6x250 (singles for DVD's) | W2K3
 

renovoCS

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Current setup is my generl pc

AXP 1700
1 gig pny 3200 ram
Radeon 7500 - piece of crap, havn't had the chance to get rid of it
40 gig WD part. to 15 for OS the rest is for misc
160 gig WD part to an 80 gig for music and images of game disc rest of the drive
has dled movies and tv shows along with picutres for wallpapers and family pictures

Planning on switching this out and converting it to just internet base. File server will either run Windows 2k3 or a linux distro, if anyone has suggests on a good distro for fileserver use im all ears, been meaning to build a linux box just havn't had the time or money to build it.
 

smizack

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Right now:

1 - HP DL320
Win 2k3 ent.
1152 MB DDR
2x 80GB wd's (upgrading to 250's soon)

2 - HP DL360
Win 2k3 ent. & 2008 Server VM
2 GB DDR
2x 36GB 10k scsi
 

Zepher

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Dell Power Edge 1600SC
Xeon 2ghz P4
512megs of Ram
80gig OS
250x2 Storage
Win XP Pro SP2

It is used mainly for a file server (even though my main machine has a lot more storage) and as a game server for BF2 and CS:S
 

tdg

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Server 1
HP XW4100
P4 2.6GHz
2 GB RAM
80 GB OS disk
2x 500 GB HDD
CentOS 5 for now, waiting for FreeBSD 7.0 with the ZFS file system to finalize.

Server 2
Identical to #1 but a 2.4 GHz CPU

Server 3 - an oldie but has proven damn reliable, not even a reboot in 900+ days :eek:
P3 600MHz
512 MB RAM
2x 18 GB SCSI HDD's in RAID1
14 x 36 GB SCSI HDD's in RAID5
FreeBSD 5.1

Server 4 - remote backup of server 1 & 2
AMD 2800+
1.5 GB RAM
120 GB OS disk
2x 500 GB HDD
 

iGamer

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[Ao1]Powerkiller;1030753403 said:
Thermaltake Mambo
500Watt Antec Smartpower 2.0 Power Supply
Jetway mobo with Via PT800 Pro Chipset
3GHz Intel Pentium 4 HT Northwood S478
512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
2x 40GB Samsung SP0411N HDDs
80GB Seagate ST003811 HDD
80GB WD WD800BB HDD
250GB Maxtor MAXLine II SATA-150 HDD
16x DL Lite-On DVD Burner
32MB Riva TNT2 M64 4x AGP Vid Card
Audio Disabled
MS Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4

Both 80GB HDDs are on a Rosewill ATA-133 nonraid PCI controller

haha this was such as long time ago! (this was my old account before I switched to iGamer)

anywho here is my current server,which is a multipurpose

550W Velocity Micro PSU (not sure who the OEM of it is though)
Asus Mobo with the P45 Chipset
Core 2 Quad Q9300 underclocked to 1.8GHz
4GB DDR2 SDRAM
a single 250GB WD Caviar SE (hopefully will be upgraded soon!)
256MB eVGA 7900 GT that does't like Aero or 3D Games
Server 2008 Standard SP1
 

Database

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haha this was such as long time ago! (this was my old account before I switched to iGamer)

anywho here is my current server,which is a multipurpose

550W Velocity Micro PSU (not sure who the OEM of it is though)
Asus Mobo with the P45 Chipset
Core 2 Quad Q9300 underclocked to 1.8GHz
4GB DDR2 SDRAM
a single 250GB WD Caviar SE (hopefully will be upgraded soon!)
256MB eVGA 7900 GT that does't like Aero or 3D Games
Server 2008 Standard SP1
Hey, that was worth bringing back a 4 year old thread!
 

scobar

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Case Norco RPC-4220
PSU Corsair TX850W
Motherboard supermicro X8SIL-F-O, lga 1156,
CPU Xeon x3440
RAM 16gb ddr3 eec 1333
GPU (if discrete) Onboard
Controller Cards (if any) Chenbro CK12803 SAS expander
Raid Controller RocketRaid 4320
Optical Drives No!
Hard Drives (include full model number)
-OS WD2500BEKT -250 gig 7200rpm 2.5" laptop drive
-Raid 5-Samsung HD204UI, 2tb 5400rpm 3.5" qty 4
-Raid 5-Samsung HD204UI, 2tb 5400rpm 3.5" qty 10
-USB 2tb samsung story station, qty 2
Battery Backup Units (if any) APC XS 1500
Operating System MS Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter w/ hyper v

I also now have my old WHS box with DE setup as a network drive for this box, so I have another 11tb or so attached to the box.



http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1036736777&postcount=1073
 

Chibo

Gawd
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P4 2.8C
Intel mobo
4x512MB DDR2
2x Intel Dual Port 10/100
1x Intel GBit NIC
1x ?? 250GB IDE
4x WD Blue 1TB
 

Nocturnal

Gawd
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ASUS Formula Rampage
Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9650
Mushkin Redline 8GB DDR2
4GB SanDisk thumbdrive with ESXi 4 installed
7200.11 Seagate 1TB
2x150GB Raptor (disk 1 has Server 2008r2 AD/DNS/DHCP, disk2 has Server 2008r2 AD/DNS/DHCP)
2x74GB Raptor (disk 1 has Server2008r2 File Services)
1x36GB Raptor (SBS2008)
Seasonic S12 600W PSU
Plextor 708A DVDRW
eVGA 8800GT
Antec 300 w/2xDelta FFB1212EH fans
Sunbeam rheobus extreme fan controller
 

tgs

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Poweredge R710 is replacing my old server.
8Gb of ram
2x E5606 Xeons
64Gb SSD as OS and program drive (moved to PCI slot drive holder to free up space on the SAS backplane for the other two WDs)
6x 2Tb WD drives

uTorrent machine
File Server
VMWare machine to test our game launcher on various OS'
And test server for my job (game server programming, java based server, mysql, etc)



Little black server was my old file server which will now just be a thin HTPC.

Frankenstein computer on top of the Dell is just that, a frankenstein that I was using to test some old PATA drives and convert a few SATA drives back to MBR from GPT.
 

xaira

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i know the thread is old but i had to share

Officially built my first file server for the lols a couple days ago, i was bored and had a couple old machines, not to mention some old IDE hdds and had always wanted to try this mystical JBOD

Specs:

Sempron 2400+ (462)
256MB DDR 400
40GB OS
40GB + 60GB + 120GB JBOD for 204GB
win xp pro sp3

its on a 100mbit line so speed really wouldnt be an issue
 

LOCO LAPTOP

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CPU: E6600 @ 3.2Ghz
MOBO: P5B-E
RAM: 2GB Gskill PC 6400 800mhz
VIDEO CARD: BFG 6600GT
PSU: Antec Smart Power 500
HD: 4x 60GB Maxtors in raid 0 *going to add more some day...*
HD2: External Westen Digital 500GB

Wow. I don't even remember this one.

Now days I run this:
i5-2500k @ 4Ghz
ASUS P8P67 PRO
16GB DDR3 PC12800
128GB SSD for OS.
8TB Total HD Storage Space
XFX HD5770
Corsair 850W



It's not just a file server. ;)
 

tangoseal

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NAS --

Xeon E5-1600 series Quad Core 3.6ghz with hyperthreading
32GB ECC registered DDR3-1600
8x2TB Western Digital Red Drives
Supermicro Single Socket 2011 motherboard with IPMI
Nas4Free Operating System utilizing FreeBSD 9.x and Sun ZFS version 28
Intel XF SR (Short Reach 850nm Laser) 10gb ethernet to Cisco 3750E 24 port switch with 10Gb Ethernet X2 interfaces.

Ill post a pic later sometime.
 

Fenris_Ulf

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Just upgraded a month ago from an AMD BE2350 mITX running Server 2008 to:

Biostar H77MU3 mATX motherboard
Celeron G550
8GB RAM
Corsair 400w Bulider's PSU
Intel 520 120GB SSD
4 x 1.5TB Seagate HDD in software RAID 5 (~4TB usable space)
Windows Server 2013

Case is one of the drawers of my IKEA Besta. The HTPC sits next to it in the other drawer and both are running on Gig-E.
 
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