I built my current home server as a dedicated storage server for WHS back in 2008. Since then I have added plenty of hard drives, expanding my storage from 2TB to 14TB. I have added sata backplanes, sas/sata controller cards, upgraded the CPU and even maxed out the memory (to a whopping 8GB). As a stand-alone [...]

At work I have put together a couple ZFS builds using external storage enclosures. Recently, we had a smaller need where we wanted to make an easy to manage all-in-one box, while still maintaining high enough I/O for virtualization. We cut our build down from our standard 44-drive 6U setup to a 20-drive 2U setup [...]

My current home storage server is a server I put together back in August of 2008. Over the years I have added hard drives, 5-in-3 expansion bays, SAS/SATA Cards, and even upgraded the CPU/RAM, but essentially it’s still a 4 year old system — and parts of it feel that way to. Since my system [...]

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