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 [...]

Continuing from yesterday, I am finally considering a new home server build. I have a lot of goals I want to achieve, some for fun home projects and others to support work objectives. The trick is going to be finding a solution that will work for everything. My biggest hurdle is trying to decide how [...]

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