This is the latest hardware configuration of my homeserver (Some links affiliate).
|Intel Core i5-7600 3.5 GHz Quad-Core
|MSI B250I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151
|Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8 GB DDR4-2133 CL14
|Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
|WD Blue 1TB SN550 M.2 NVME SSD
|3x Seagate Desktop 8 TB 3.5” 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
|MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card
|Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case
|Cooler Master GM 450 W 80+ Bronze Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
|APC BX600CI-IN UPS
The original part list from when I did the build is at https://in.pcpartpicker.com/list/krc8Gf.
Data,RAID1: Size:7.34TiB, Used:7.33TiB (99.77%)
Total devices 2 FS bytes used 3.30TiB
devid 5 size 7.28TiB used 3.31TiB path /dev/sdc
devid 6 size 7.28TiB used 3.31TiB path /dev/sdb
Last Updated: 24th October 2020.
Attempted to revive the 2x8TB setup. Moved to btrfs RAID and added both the disks individually to my normal RAID configuration. Works much better than the hardware RAID. Both the disks are still connected over the HDD enclosure, but the enclosure presents them as 2 individual disks now. Here’s how it shows up:
Total devices 5 FS bytes used 3.26TiB
devid 2 size 2.73TiB used 0.00B path /dev/sdd1
devid 3 size 2.73TiB used 0.00B path /dev/sdb1
devid 4 size 2.73TiB used 0.00B path /dev/sdc1
devid 5 size 7.28TiB used 3.28TiB path /dev/sde
devid 6 size 7.28TiB used 3.28TiB path /dev/sdf
One of the RAM sticks died, so I’m down to 8GB again. The hardware RAID setup isn’t working well, so I turned it off.
Added a 2x8TB RAID1 setup. The disks are identical 8TB Amazon SE Seagate Expansions, which I got for cheap, and the RAID enclosure is a pre-used ORICO 3529RUS3-V1-SV. First time I’m running a hardware RAID setup, lets see how it goes. Moved the second UPS to my PC setup and got a sound bar for audio.
If you have any comments, reach out to me