i need some advice for home server , i got the norco 4020 case and the asus server kcma-d8 motherbord , i want to know if i need some raid controler cards to control 20 HDD? and what kind of ddr3 memory and Power supply I need for this?
If you're looking to utilize 20 drives, I would consider an external RAID enclosure and an enterprise class controller card. Whatis the use of the storage? Is performance important? What is your budget?
thank you for your responce ,..i want to build this storage pc for my home videos and audio files,..I have already over 10 hard drives full with movies , pictures , and audio files on external enclousers , now i want to move all that hard drives in this norco 4220 case for easy acces .
I don't need any hi performance ...just for my personal use at home. I apriciate any advice for my build .//
Yes, you are right , for now i don't need more than 10 HDD , but i have already my norco 4220 where I can fit 20 hard drives for storage and 2 for the system and a CD drive , but from now i do have 12 hard drives , 10 for storage and 2 for the system, but in the future i will need more storage and i think will be all 20 bays full with hard drives.i was think to start with two raid 5 and in the future to add more hard drives to each arrays or build another one or two arrays of RAID 5.
If you're looking to utilize 20 drives, I would consider an external RAID enclosure and an enterprise class controller card. What is the use of the storage? Is performance important? What is your budget?
Why enterprise class controller for a home server?