My storage server has been stuck at 8 hard drives for awhile as my current motherboard only had 8 SATA II ports on board. While I picked up this board specifically for the 8 SATA II ports to help make the board last as long as possible, it is time to start looking for potential [...]

My recent testing with ZFS has been going well. Well enough that I picked up an additional network card: Intel PRO/1000 ET Quad Port GbE (E1G44ET) Yes, it is a $400 network card. If this was for home, this would be overkill, but with the Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller allowing 4 GbE ports in [...]

Now that I am making progress on the ZFS Storage Server, I am at the point where I can start testing connections to the system. I’ve already proven I can easily achieve ~500 MB/s speeds locally, the next step is to make this bandwidth available to multiple systems. Yesterday I showed how to setup a [...]

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