[clug-talk] OT: Help me pick my hardware

Royce Souther osgnuru at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 19:18:58 PDT 2012


You have peaked my interest. Can you RAID1 a set of bootable USB
thumbdrives?

I am think I would like to try this with a RAID1 pare of 4GB SDHC cards in
USB SD readers. As a file server the OS / root drive does not need to be
super fast.

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM, Dan Graham <grahadan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Oh and I forgot the coolest part. It has a USB port integrated right on
> the main board which is where I install the boot/root filesystem. It lets
> me use all the sata ports for /home. ... :)
>
> Cya, Dan
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM, Dan Graham <grahadan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Royce,
>>
>> I recently acquired one of these: It has dual gig Ethernet (Intel) an
>> IPMI port for remote headless access, etc. For $179 it is just amazing. I
>> put a Sandy Bridge quad core Xeon on it for $240 and run a number of KVM
>> VMs on it and it just flies. CPU power consumption maxes out at 80 Watts,
>> and idles at 20 or less. You could do far worse than this one.
>> All the best, Dan
>>
>> Mainboard:
>>
>> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182262&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-
>>
>> Xeon CPU:
>>
>> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115083&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Jamie Furtner <jamie at furtner.ca> wrote:
>>
>>> On 2012-03-25 8:52 AM, Royce Souther wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am trying to put together a file server and trying to get as many
>>>> SATA ports as I can. I found a motherboard I like but it only has 6 SATA
>>>> ports. It also has PCI-Ex8 and PCI-Ex16 slots. I want to add a SATA card.
>>>> Supermicro makes an 8 port SATA card that is PCI-Ex4.
>>>>
>>>> Can I use a PCI-Ex4 cards in a PCI-Ex8 or PCI-Ex16 slot? If so then I
>>>> can have 22 SATA drives in this box.
>>>>
>>>>  Yes, you can use a card that uses a smaller number of PCIe channels in
>>> a larger slot - the reverse is not true of course. The card won't be any
>>> faster than if it were plugged into its native slot but it works correctly.
>>>
>>> This means you can use a x1 card in a x1, x4, x8 or x16 slot, a x4 card
>>> in a x4, x8, or x16 slot and so forth.
>>>
>>> Jamie
>>>
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