clockwork247

Some question on a noob setup.

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I wanted to get a synology box, but found out that I can just use my old stuff and built a xpenology box. So this is my attempt:

 

1) Case: I use an antec DF 85, it's ugly but it's free. This one can house 9 HDD (4 of which is hotswappable) and 2 X SSD. And I turned the 3 5.25" bay into 4X 3.5" HDD bay hotswap (also have that laying around).

 

 2) I have an EVGA mobo has has 6 SATA slot, and an i3 2100 laying around. so that's gonna be it.

 

3) 8 GB of DDR (4GB X 2) (also laying around).

 

4) HDD, I have 2X2TB, 2X3TB, 1X4TB, 1X6TB.

 

5) PSU: I'm using an antec 380W, i think this might need to get swap out soon.

 

So far I've put everything together and run on 5.2. I found that was the easiest install.

 

Bottom line. I have a box that can house up to 15 drives, the mobo only has 6 X SATA. Which cheap card can i get to add additional SATA slots to fill up the banks?

 

Which PSU do you guys suggest for a 15X drive built?

 

Thank you.

 

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On 3/1/2018 at 6:48 PM, clockwork247 said:

4) HDD, I have 2X2TB, 2X3TB, 1X4TB, 1X6TB.

 

in SHR1 mode that would be 14 TB usable capacity in one volume

 

 

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5) PSU: I'm using an antec 380W, i think this might need to get swap out soon.

 

So far I've put everything together and run on 5.2. I found that was the easiest install.

 

Bottom line. I have a box that can house up to 15 drives, the mobo only has 6 X SATA. Which cheap card can i get to add additional SATA slots to fill up the banks?

 

in this thread i mention some 8-port controller options

 

 

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Which PSU do you guys suggest for a 15X drive built?

 

disks usually are max. 10W each so 15 x 10 = 150, mobo+cpu max. 100 so ~250W running and a little more when drives spinnig up

i dont think you need a new psu

 

 

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