I have been battling for months, if not years, on what to do for a new storage server. Today I bit the bullet and started a new system upgrade. I started with a 24-bay SuperMicro enclosure: SuperMicro CSE-846TQ 24-bay Chassis $949.00 / used: $499.99 I’ve wanted to make the leap to a larger unit for [...]

After putting together some potential build options and discussing them at the LAN, I resparked an old interest in a mini-build. My current storage box is a beast, and a 24U build would be great if I had a better home-rack option. For now though, there is some value in having a more portable storage server. A [...]

I have two configurations I am considering, an all-in-one and a stand-alone setup. I am struggling between the two. They both have pro’s and con’s. I just can’t seem to figure out which is “better.” All-in-One: Case: NORCO RPC-4224 $400 Motherboard: X9SCM-IIF-B $185 CPU: Intel E3-1265L $320 Memory: 32GB (4x 8GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC) $240 HBA: 2x IBM [...]

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