Originally Posted by MoNkLorD
what PSU are you guys using? with my current small file server i use a standard 500w PSU, when i start to build my media server(sometime early next year after the Holidays have passed) i know i will need something more reliable and powerful than the current 500w.
I am looking to start with 10x1tb raid 6 and will add 1tb drives and more money becomes available, i figure about 2k+ dvds to rip and just starting to build on BDs. i would like about 20tb 18tb useable when all done. how much of psu should i be looking at? 1kilwatt?
also, with the norco RPC-4020 case, what redundant psu will it hold? are any of you using a redundant psu? I know it is not as much of a big deal in a home situation as it would be in business world, but Lord forgive me if the server psu dies in the middle of Sex and the City, while wife is watching.
TIA for all the insight
this forum has been very helpful to me in the past months.
PC Power & Cooling 750Watt Power Supply - $119 on newegg after rebate. That's the perfect P/S for the Norco RPC-4020. As I stated in another thread I don't care about redundant power for a server at home. If it blows up I buy another $120 P/S - big deal. The alternative is buying a much more expensive case, the Supermicro CSE-846TQ-R900B which will run you $700 more than the Norco case and be extremely noisy just to get dual-PSU's. At work, business and productivity is guaranteed a tad more with dual PSU's. At home it's a waste of money versus getting, say, a better TV or better amp/speakers with that extra money saved on not going dual PSU.
For the wifer, just keep a set-top DVD player + Sluts In The City box set on standby in case of server outage.
Since you're 'buying new' now with drives, you might consider going straight to 1.5Tb drives. Did you say you have 2000 DVD's to rip? I guess I'm not the only crazy one around here with a ridiculous DVD collection.
You're the second person today that's mentioned the need to rip over 1500 DVD's - i'm starting to wonder if we need a thread on building a ripping system for thousands of DVD's. I.e. a case with ten of the fastest DVD-RW drives available, dvd decrypter, etc. I actually perfected a whole assembly line including a method of dealing with unreadable/scratched disks that I handled on a separate computer without slowing down the main two ripping systems. As I stated earlier I could do 100-120 DVD's per hour with 10 DVD-R drives ripping. I didn't rip mine all at once, but over the course of months (2 hours here, three hours there, on the weekends).