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 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

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 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

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  1. is US only, 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:

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

    Ultra IDE(40-pin) to Compact Flash Adapter

    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)

    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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