Originally Posted by Scallica
What are the specs of your WHS? Can you share some pics as well?
I am running a little low on space, so I'll need to order some more drives soon. The case has room for 19 drives as well since I modded it with more hard drive racks inside. I *might* move to a norco case soon though since I am going to have everything rackmounted.
AMD X2 4850e 45w
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wi-Fi
4x1GB Corsair XMS2 Pro DDR2-800
Asus 8400GS 256MB [Fanless]
Sans Digital 8-bay eSATA Enclosure
2x 750GB SATA2
8x 1TB SATA2
2x 2TB SATA2
Rocketfish Case (Lian-Li rebrand) modded to hold 19 HDDs
Zalman 850w Heatpipe Silent/Modular PSU
Windows Home Server PP3
Cyberpower 1500VA Battery Backup
As it currently sits:
Originally Posted by aymanme
I'm not trying to make your project more complicated, but have you considered NO drive in them? I am currently running a centralized server that has all the media and so forth on it. Then I have a couple of "book" sized PCs that boot entirely over Gb ethernet, mount their drives via iScsi and just work. I was using an SSD originally but decided this was far better. From power on, any client boots in about 30 seconds, though I usually just put it into S3. Not being satisfied with what was available, I ended up spinning my own control interface that goes between my URC gear and the USB on the PC.
I'm just going to do SSD's in each. I am doing what works with minimal lag.. pulling high resolution cover art and 3D coverflows can sometimes lag over an ethernet connection because it keeps having to request data from the server. With a SSD, it is cached locally and almost instantly appears. Also, I'm unsure how CableCARD recording would work -- sending CableCARD signals over ethernet to the HTPC for viewing, and then also recording back and transferring when finished recording.. it seems like it would have problems unless someone can confirm it works and let me know exactly how it is setup.
And for today's update.. installed the processor and fan, and ran the rest of the power wires. All I have left to do is add the SSD and fans, yet to be purchased. Probably going with some 64GB SSD's and Coolermaster blue LED fans.