Building a NAS

Hi Guys

I am planning to build a NAS system(Actualy 2 but they will be identical-1 for general use and second for the backup of the first one).

as an OS i want to use FreeNAS instaled on a 256MB USBDrive.Now i have a few questions that i would like u guys to help me.

1. HDD-i was planning on the seagate 1.5TB drives.i know they have a bug BUT if i do the firmware update will that bug be eliminated?i want theese cause they are cheep in regard of they capacity and i need like 15 of them

2. PSU - i was thinking at 8 HDD in raid 5 for the general purpose NAS and 7 HDD for the backup in raid 0.How much of a power supply do i need?400-450W???

3. raid card/port multiplicator - i was thinking to get a raid with 2-4 ports(dunno yet wich one i still have to check what is suported on FreeNAS)(sugestions Maybe??) and multiply its ports with this http://www.lycom.com.tw/st176PC.htm.would this setup work? or would it be better to hook the multiplier to the MB Sata slots? i dot really care about speed.

4. CPU+MB - i have already GA-945-GCM motherboards with integrated graphic and 2 E2200 CPU wich i got almost free.i would say its more then enough and to that combo i add 2 or 4GB of ram.i accept suggestions if there is a better performance deal. this i going in 2 Thermaltake M9 Cases(9x5.25" slots wich get filled up with 3 of these http://addonics.com/products/raid_system/ae4rcs35nsa.asp)

Speed - not that relevant cause it will only storage for a videoediting bussines(we assure the clients we keep theyre mowies for a period of 6 months.so after i finished working with the mowies i move them to the nas and stay there for 6 months then i delete them).

hopping u have suggestions and can help.apreciate all your trouble

P.S. - u can post links to parts but i cant promisse i will get them cause of availability in my country(Israel)
B.T.W. - is Newegg to israel?could not find thet on theyre Site

Thx
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  1. newegg.com is US only, newegg.ca is Canada only
  2. Newegg will not ship to your country unfortunately.

    Optional Part: iStarUSA T-5-SA 1x5.25" Bay Trayless Anti-vibration SATA Mobile Rack - Retail $14.99. For images see here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215046&Tpk=iStarUSA%20T-5-

    For Freenas I would use this. Has to be Ultra IDE. Regular IDE does not work.

    Ultra IDE(40-pin) to Compact Flash Adapter

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10407&cs_id=1040705&p_id=3864&seq=1&format=2

    If you have trouble with Freenas, there is Openfiler also.
  3. For that setup you need a power supply with 47 amps on the 12v rails.

    This setup must work for sure. Take what you like and leave the rest.

    How-to: Mini DIY Project: 2TB NAS Box for $360 (Update 3)

    http://boredsysadm.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-mini-diy-project-2tb-nas-box-for.html

    Product Description Unit Price Total Price
    1 Rosewill R223-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    $19.99 $19.99
    1 Foxconn G9657MA-8EKRS2H LGA 775 Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    $49.99 $49.99
    1 Antec Basiq BP-350B 350W ATX12V Version 2.01 Power Supply - OEM
    $9.99 $9.99
    1 Intel Celeron 430 Conroe-L 1.8GHz LGA 775 35W Single-Core Processor Model BX80557430 - Retail
    $37.99 $37.99
    1 Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N6/1G - Retail
    $14.99 $14.99
    1 OS FreeNAS
    $0.0 $0.0
    1 OS OpenFiler $0.0 $0.0
    3 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    $74.99 $224.97
    3 Optional Part: iStarUSA T-5-SA 1x5.25" Bay Trayless Anti-vibration SATA Mobile Rack - Retail $14.99 $44.97
    Subtotal: $357.92
    Subtotal (with Mobile Racks) 402.89
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