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    Re: Buidling a NAS (preferably low-power, mini ITX)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kdar View Post
    I found it just a moment ago on TigerDirect.
    Awesome. Should be a solid build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Awesome. Should be a solid build.
    Do you think AMD C-60 will be ok for running mkvmerge to remove extra audio tracks?

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    Uh... It's a dual core, but only runs at 1Ghz, so it might take a while to process each file, but it should be "OK" I think.

    I've been running a 3.4Ghz i7 on my "file server" which doubles as my VM host, so I've got plenty of horsepower for those.
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    Re: Buidling a NAS (preferably low-power, mini ITX)

    OK, I started ordering my stuff. Got the LIAN LI case, Corsair XMS3 8 GB RAM, and will order that ASUS C60M1-I motherboard (I might wait for it to show up on amazon)... But I am wondering what PSU I should get and also which hard drive.

    For PSU I am curious what Watt level should be an efficient choice for this build. I was looking at Corsair Builder Series CX 430 W and Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W, but I am curious if I can get be okay getting some PSU with lower Watt. What Watt level should I need if, eventually, I will have 6 HDDs in this NAS (3TB to 4TB each).

    I also trying to decide what hard drives to get (at least the first one for now.. I plan to get one now.. and then buy them as I need to expand my storage).

    Looking at 4TB drives, there is WD Black - which costs ~$282 (~$70/TB) and Seagate - which costs ~$173.37 ($43.34/TB). Seagate 4TB drive does have more negative reviews (with DOAs) and also has a shorted warranty (1 years instead of 5 with WD Black).

    There is also a WD Red (which however is only offered in 3TB size, but I heard 4TB might come out later this year). It costs $150.99 ($50.33/TB). It is supposedly designed specifically for NAS use, instead of WD Black which is a desktop HDD. And it also has low power consumption and temperature from some reviews I been reading.
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    Re: Buidling a NAS (preferably low-power, mini ITX)

    Quote Originally Posted by cprofitt View Post
    The only issue with it would be that it only has Integrated 4 port SATA RAID so you would be limited to only 4 drives.
    Not really. You can fit 6x 1TB 2.5" drives into the 5.25" bay area in addition to 4x 4TB 3.5" drives with an additional SATA controller.
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    Does anyone think if this PSU could handle this build?
    SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151086
    I never owned SeaSonic and I am also wondering if 300W would be enough for ASUS C60M1-I, 8GB of RAM and 6 HDDs.

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    Seasonic is one of good PSU brands

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    Re: Buidling a NAS (preferably low-power, mini ITX)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kdar View Post
    Does anyone think if this PSU could handle this build?
    SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151086
    I never owned SeaSonic and I am also wondering if 300W would be enough for ASUS C60M1-I, 8GB of RAM and 6 HDDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Seasonic is one of good PSU brands
    Agreed. It is up there will PC Power and Cooling and Corsair.
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    Re: Buidling a NAS (preferably low-power, mini ITX)

    Thanks...

    What HDD do you think I should get?
    ST4000DM000 (Seagate @ 5900RPM - 4tb), WD30EFRX (WD Red @ 5900RPM - 3tb) or WD4001FAEX (WD Black @ 7200RPM - 4tb).

    WD seem to have the longest warranty on their drives (WD Red 3 years, WD Black 5).
    Seagate is the cheapest ($43/TB), then comes WD Red ($50/TB) and WD Red ($75/TB).

    I am a bit put off from Seagate drives due to Seagate lying about RPM speed in ST4000DM000.

    However, I am wondering if anyone used any of those three, and which do you think would be perfect for NAS.
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    Get the one with the 5 year warranty - preferably a 7200 drive as you are doing a NAS.

    Why do you think Seagate is lying about the speed of the ST4000DM000?
    Last edited by CharlesA; May 29th, 2013 at 07:39 AM.
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