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#265344 17-Jan-2020 10:47
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I've got a heap of old disks around the house and have been thinking about making a NAS server for movies etc within my home. it'll save me moving them from laptop to laptop, same with photos. 

 

Before I save up and buy one or do the old PC conversion thing I'll chuck it out there.

 

Does anyone have anything sitting around that they want to get rid of?

 

 


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  #2400881 17-Jan-2020 17:23
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I've got 3 rack servers I'll be getting rid of soon. All Dells, R510 (12 LFF bays), R710 (6 LFF bays) and a R720XD (12 LFF bays) but probably not what your looking for.

 
 
 
 




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  #2401414 18-Jan-2020 15:58
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Aaroona:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=261728 :)

 

 

 

 

Cheers for the link. Asking a bit much compared to new. 




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  #2401415 18-Jan-2020 15:59
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Ruphus: I've got 3 rack servers I'll be getting rid of soon. All Dells, R510 (12 LFF bays), R710 (6 LFF bays) and a R720XD (12 LFF bays) but probably not what your looking for.

 

Yeah a bit big but if nothing else pops up. what would you be selling them for, any idea yet?


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  #2401426 18-Jan-2020 16:24
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I've got a 2-bay Synology DS214se that I no longer use. Happy to sell it for $40.




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  #2401491 18-Jan-2020 20:15
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dwknight:

 

I've got a 2-bay Synology DS214se that I no longer use. Happy to sell it for $40.

 

 

Definitely keen. Where are you based?


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  #2401497 18-Jan-2020 20:26
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Not trying to throw a spanner into the works but IMO you would be best served by converting a pc into a unraid server, you could utilise all of your old drives. I built one about 3 months ago and was the best thing I ever did, I have also got a Qnap TS-451+ but have retired it over the unraid system.

 

The good thing with unraid is you can just add different size drives to it at any stage to boost storage if require.

 

Its just there other options out there to look at.





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  #2401500 18-Jan-2020 20:42
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JaseNZ:

 

Not trying to throw a spanner into the works but IMO you would be best served by converting a pc into a unraid server, you could utilise all of your old drives. I built one about 3 months ago and was the best thing I ever did, I have also got a Qnap TS-451+ but have retired it over the unraid system.

 

The good thing with unraid is you can just add different size drives to it at any stage to boost storage if require.

 

Its just there other options out there to look at.

 

 

 

 

It's definitely an option. It'll need to be a small PC though as I only need to access drives for storage etc playing a movie on a home network shouldn't be too bad.

 

Also, I'd need to buy an old PC for that too.


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  #2401510 18-Jan-2020 21:05
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kiwis:

 

It's definitely an option. It'll need to be a small PC though as I only need to access drives for storage etc playing a movie on a home network shouldn't be too bad.

 

Also, I'd need to buy an old PC for that too.

 

 

 

 

Yup and look the option that @dwknight has offered might be the perfect position for you depending on the size of the dives you can put in it.





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  #2401522 18-Jan-2020 22:13
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+1 for Unraid.....have been running mine since 2012.

 

Its key attraction for me was the ability to use existing gear and add to it over time + efficiency of storage - as its not mirrored. And parity provides a degree of backup protection, within limits.

 

I started with 4 x 3 TB and now I am at 71 TB across 11 disks - and can inc this as I retire disks and replace with larger disks.

 

My use case is pretty much just file storage, mostly media serving multiple KODI clients etc in our home.

 

Has been super stable and requires minimal maintenance - and only data loss was because I was foolishly ignoring warnings.

 

Definitely worth a look as an option.

 

 

 

 


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  #2406321 24-Jan-2020 22:55
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A third +1 for unRAID, started in around 2016 with an i7-2600 in a broken old Cooler Master HAF932 with 2x4TB drives, running Plex, Deluge and SickRage Docker containers.

 

Now up to 39 Docker containers and 2 VMs running on a dual CPU (Xeon E5-2680v2, 20 cores/40 threads all up) Acer tower server with 128GB DDR3 RAM and 24TB over a number of 4TB drives, with 2x4TB for parity and a 500GB Samsung SSD for cache. My only data loss was very recent, and it was because I was too cheap to forgo a whole 4TB of storage to run a parity drive. I had a full drive fail and lost everything on it, hence having two parity drives now.


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