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by morci
Thu May 06, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

donald wrote:Because according to http://blog.revald.dk/post/Intel-D510MO ... erver.aspx the board will not post with memory above 1.8v
Oh. I've been lucky with my RAM stick, then. Good for me...

Ciao,
Davide.
by morci
Thu May 06, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

though by my perspective, i'd like to see 6 native SATA Ports and still have an ide port. i wanted to use freenas, stick freenas onto a CF card and use a CF-IDE adapter to just plug it directly into the mobo. then have all 6 sata ports available for disks You could also an internal USB header to at...
by morci
Tue May 04, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

Supermicro has some Atom mini-itx motherboards paired with the ICH9R southbridge, which means 4-6 sata native ports: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/ATOM/ICH9/X7SPA.cfm?typ=H&IPMI=Y Those would make a sweet NAS, imho. The last time I checked they were also quite expensive. That said,...
by morci
Tue May 04, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

I went with a Fractal Design "Array" Case after i read the review on spcr. Here is the other specs Motherboard: Intel D510MO Memory: 2x2Gb of Corsair (1.8v - VERY IMPORTANT) Why? Promise raidcontroller: TX4310 That costs something like twice the mobo. Are you using RAID 5? 10? Which are the perform...
by morci
Mon May 03, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

Oh, well, that's the story so far... Let's start from the requirements: I wanted a NAS to replace a Lacie Ethernet Disk Mini. Something faster, less noisy and more reliable (at least for some critical backup). It took me a while to decide what to do and this is what I ended up to: a mini-ITX board w...
by morci
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

No silly question, I had to look up for myself also how to power 3 SATA HDD's from a 4-pin molex... Well, it was silly indeed, you were referring to the AC-DC power brick... The Jetway is scarcely available here in The Netherlands, the ones that have it on stock ask 25+ euros more than the guide pr...
by morci
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

I have asked Jetway for more information about the power consumption of the board, how much current one can draw from that 4-pin molex and the noise of the existing fan. Unfortunately I only got a clear answer on the first question Thanks for sharing anyway. I think an external 12V DC 90W adapter w...
by morci
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

I'm also going to build a small home server using the jetway nc96-510 LF and three HDD's (1 for OS, 2 for software Raid). How do you know whether the board can drive the HDD's? I do not know if the "you" is me but, as far as I know, there are no figures about the current you can draw from the molex...
by morci
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

quietdragon wrote:How are you going to silence that fan?
Well, that's the idea. The heatsink is so small that I hope that a lager one would do the job. Of course I need more investigations...

Ciao,
Davide.
by morci
Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

why use all that for a nas? and not a simple sata port multiplier to lan adapter? Is there such an item for <= $200 (~ D945GSEJT + case + RAM) with a base TDP <10W? If so that would be a good deal, though I wonder what sort of connectivity they support (WINS, Samba CIFS, etc)? My box is serving as ...
by morci
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Re: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?

Oh, well. It looks like I just have to sit and wait for this "Bandon" thing to hit the shelves.
But, wait, the first images show the return of the hideous fan!!! ARGH!!!

Ciao,
Davide.
by morci
Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Re: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?

Yeah - the PoV board does have 4 sata connectors, I put that in my own review of it :oops: . Its actually a really good board for a home built NAS, its such a shame it Intel disabled VT in that cpu or it would have made a resonable, low power 24/7 ESX host as well. I do not know... I'm looking for ...
by morci
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Re: here's one

This one is on sale, $99 is a pretty decent deal: http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ms_9832_010 4 sata ports + an old IDE port, shame it's only an Atom 230. But there's also an Atom 330 board with 4 sata + ide on it, although it's a little pricier. Yup. That would have been perfect (of course I d...
by morci
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Sounds like a server, not a NAS. Will this 'server' be displaying the ip security images? or will video be displayed only the client side pc on the lan? Well, as of now it has to be a NAS. But I want to keep my options open for the future. As for the IP surveillance thing: I haven't decided anythin...
by morci
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller mini-ITX case able to host 4 2.5" drives
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

elpibe10 wrote:There are 2 bays for 2.5" drives and you can install another 2 on the single 3.5" drive bay with the optional SSD holder.
Not bad but I wonder if there's something smaller. By using this setup I would have the full 5.25 bay empty: quite a lot of wasted space!

Ciao,
Davide.
by morci
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Re: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?

The PoV ION atom 330 board does a good job as a file server, although it only has 3 SATA ports. My understanding is that an atom 230+945GSE combo is quite less power hungry than a 330+ION. The ION should be at about 24W when idle compared to the 12W of the 945GSE (correct me if I'm wrong). With the...
by morci
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

xan_user wrote:why mess around with a mobo with its wasted power consumption and OS headaches?
You're right: I didn't mention the fact that I'd like it to be a full x86 linux box so that I can use it for others things too (I'm thinking about IP surveillance and the likes).

Ciao,
Davide.
by morci
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

m-ITX: I need 4 SATA ports, which board/board+card?

I'm thinking about building a DIY NAS and I want it to be small, so I decided for a m-ITX board. Point is: are there any _very_ low power boards hosting 4 SATA ports? As an alternative to integrated ports I might also look at MB+cards/adapters. For example: an Intel D945GSEJT with a PCI SATA card or...
by morci
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smaller mini-ITX case able to host 4 2.5" drives
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

smaller mini-ITX case able to host 4 2.5" drives

I posted already this question (among others) to the networking forum but I guess that was the wrong place... I'm thinking about building a small DIY NAS with 4 2.5" HDDs. It will probably be based on the Intel D945GSEJT mini-ITX board so there is no need for a power supply and not even for the room...
by morci
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 25487

Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?

After passings hours reading this and other forums, blogs, and after long pondering I came out with... nothing. I want to build a NAS able to manage up to 4 2.5" disks which is silent, small and "green". Since I want to be able to use it for some other stuff too I decided for a "generalist" linux di...
by morci
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: passive CPU cooling solutions for Antec ISK 300
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Re: passive CPU cooling solutions for Antec ISK 300

MikeC wrote:If you mean by passive having a heatsink without a fan directly on it, then yes, as long as the case fan is running, it's just a matter of finding the right heatsink.
Yes, I meant a heatsink without a fan.
Suggestions about which the right heatsink may be?

Ciao,
Davide.
by morci
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: passive CPU cooling solutions for Antec ISK 300
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

passive CPU cooling solutions for Antec ISK 300

In the review of the sg05/06 we saw that there are at least a couple of viable passive CPU cooling solutions for that case.
Do you think it would be possible to use passive cooling within the Antec ISK 300 too?

Davide.
by morci
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the AOpen S135B thick enough?
Replies: 0
Views: 1647

Is the AOpen S135B thick enough?

I like the AOpen's S135B case (slim, 1 internal 3.5 bay, external PSU), but the specs say it is 6cm tall (so it can only fit mobo/cpu combos of about 5cm, I presume), do you think I can fit in a Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX with a low-profile CPU fan cooler?

Thanks,
Davide.