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May 4, 2009 7:24:03 AM

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.as...)

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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May 4, 2009 4:31:05 PM

newegg.com is US only, newegg.ca is Canada only
a b G Storage
May 4, 2009 4:39:20 PM

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=N82E168...

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&...

If you have trouble with Freenas, there is Openfiler also.
a b G Storage
May 4, 2009 5:55:34 PM

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...

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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