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Just arrived at work, 120gb's of S-ATA
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I added another 2 120's to my fileserver last weekend, and housed it all into a 4U case, total of 5 hard drives running at the moment still with 3 or so more ide slots to fill

Shame about the 120mm fan cooling them though, hard to get use to it while sleeping.
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Ye, my Server is a bit too loud. God dam fans!
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Its not so bad, I use to have alot of machines running for various things a bit of time ago.
But now I just have 2-3 machines running (excluding laptops), the 4U server is the loudest, with one 120mm fan cooling 4 hard drives in the cage, two cpu fans cooling the CPUs (dual 533mhz Celeron on a Abit BP6 if any geeks want to know), two 8/4cms (cant remember exactly) fans at the back extracting air. and of course theres the 550w PSU.

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i bought a 80gb sata last week
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my case has got a 550w psu with 2 fans, 80mm fan on the front and 120mm fan on the back

the other one in my room is a noisy old P3 and i can't sleep if that's on
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P3's are pretty quiet in my experience

The rack use to have caddies in it, well actually the old fileserver did, but after I ran the 120mm fan I decided to take them out of the caddies and just mount them instead, I really need to sort out a server area in the house just to shove everything, also for when we recable the house :/

I'm thinking of buying a sata drive for my workstation but just depends on prices/opinions on them Only for the speed and to renew the current drive of course, as the fileserver can hold most stuff (444gb of dedicated storage).
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what was the spec/price/website you bought your 120 sata's from adam?
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69 for a Samsung SP1213C 120GB - OEM (HD-011-SA)
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adam, maxtor do the same spec for 62 , cheers.
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where?
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ebuyer, home of deals.
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sorry, this was 69 including VAT
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i paid 69 for my 80gb lol
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quote:
Originally posted by willay
Its not so bad, I use to have alot of machines running for various things a bit of time ago.
But now I just have 2-3 machines running (excluding laptops), the 4U server is the loudest, with one 120mm fan cooling 4 hard drives in the cage, two cpu fans cooling the CPUs (dual 533mhz Celeron on a Abit BP6 if any geeks want to know), two 8/4cms (cant remember exactly) fans at the back extracting air. and of course theres the 550w PSU.




What are your cpu temps? Should be possible to run those celerons passively, especially if you duct them to the rear case fans. As for the HDs, what temps do you get from them? You might be able to run the 120mm on 7v to quieten it down.
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Currently, in my machine at home, I've got a 180Gb and a 120Gb......looking at upgrading to 2 * 250Gb S-ATA shortly, though...
Adam
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I want the 700GB Nas box we have here at work
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ive got all my pc internals upgraded

motherboard, processer ect but i have no idea wot it is lol

i know ive got 2.00 ghz and 240 mb or ram

all i do know is i had 64 mb before so its alot better
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Nas box? borring, gotta be homebrew
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam
my case has got a 550w psu with 2 fans, 80mm fan on the front and 120mm fan on the back

the other one in my room is a noisy old P3 and i can't sleep if that's on


Intake fans are a waste of time really... aslong as your HDs are in the flow of air then the 120mm at the back will be more than enough. Cutting out fan grills helps alot with airflow too.

If your PSU is one of those 550w qtec jobbies then you can swap the 2 fans for a single one, something like a panaflo l1a. More than enough to cool it, that's how I used to run mine. Be careful poking around inside your PSU though... death can occur.
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700gb over a gigabit fibre connection
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quote:
Originally posted by l33t corsa
quote:
Originally posted by willay
Its not so bad, I use to have alot of machines running for various things a bit of time ago.
But now I just have 2-3 machines running (excluding laptops), the 4U server is the loudest, with one 120mm fan cooling 4 hard drives in the cage, two cpu fans cooling the CPUs (dual 533mhz Celeron on a Abit BP6 if any geeks want to know), two 8/4cms (cant remember exactly) fans at the back extracting air. and of course theres the 550w PSU.




What are your cpu temps? Should be possible to run those celerons passively, especially if you duct them to the rear case fans. As for the HDs, what temps do you get from them? You might be able to run the 120mm on 7v to quieten it down.



To be quite honest with you I havent checked any of the temps cause the box has just got off the ground, I still have to sort out all my cables then take FreeBSD 4.8 off and give it a nice dose of FreeBSD 5.2, then I can get some time to measure the temps. I know for a fact though the hard drives are running bloody cool cause of the 120mm fan, and I may take up your sugguestions about taking it down to 7v and maybe the passive cooling, theres a whole community based on the SMP board so I may ask the experts over there about the cooling

thanks for the ideas
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam
700gb over a gigabit fibre connection


yes yes you mentioned the size but my point is making a box up is the whole fun of it whats the fun in buying it all done for you
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Windows is reporting the disk as 111GB, that normal?
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my 60gb is 55gb according to windows

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