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    would this work

    Hi Admin thank you for your reply, I fully understand where you are comming from, regarding how backblaze deal redunacy implementations (whole pods can go down) the only issue i have at the moment is i only have a single x1 slot left and only that amount of lanes left from my cpu/motherboard before i start bottlenecking the whole system, do you know of and 8 port x1 RAID cards you could recommend?? many thanks for the reply
  2. hi guys long time reader first time poster, i am in the process of consolidating multiple smaller drives (1,2,3TB drives of varying age) into a new (all new drives) raid 5 array before i pull the trigger on purchasing the drives i would like to ask the community on advise regarding the hardware i have already in my possesion (from an older machine) the hardware i have already is Syba SY-PEX40008 Controller card RAID Tower (Runs the same Sil3672 chipset as the backblaze pod) i purchased these items based off the following blog Backblaze Storage Pod 3.0 which runs (3 x 15 drive arrays = 1LVM) under linux i am thinking of buying 9 of these Hitachi 7,200 4TB drives (one spare) and setting up raid 5 upon doing some research i have found alot of people stating the card cannot handle array's/drives of this size (when setup in the cards bios) and that it must be set up using the SATARAID5 software in windows , unfortunatley i have no more pcie slots aviable on my motherboard (Asrock Extreme 6 ) to install a higher class raid controller and cannot find anymore details regarding what i am trying to acheive has anybody got a similar system running as i have described the reason i purchased said hardware was based off the backblaze blog, this will be used only as storage for blu ray/dvd iso's to be streamed out to my HTPC's (Samba share) if you require any more information i can provide it to the best of my ability Thank you
  3. gimpacause

    Storage System

    Hi guys i am in the process of of quoting up a storage server for my new house, and the network engineer that i've been working with has been great in guiding up to the point of finalising the quotes and setting everything up (family commitments/work schedules between both of us) i would just like to know how hard something like what we have sorted out would be to implement to someone who hasn't touched linux/networking in over 10 years, i work for IBM as a feild tech but more on point of sales equipement and there isn't much networking involved (more hardware fault finding/swap outs) i'm a very fast learner and know my way around computer systems (just not linux) i'll first write down the parts i have selected and the way he was going to implement the system first of we were going to build 3 of these backblaze storage pods but replacing the mother board with a Intel S1200BTL to get one more pcie slotfor one of these the idea was to have a main server with 2 of the HP NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapter and then have the server see all 3 pods as one massive array, in the event of a catastrophic crash i would lose 1 entire backblaze pod before my data would be lost (losing 1 pod is fine any more than that and the data would be gone), how would i go about implementing a system like this?? we also haven't selected a switch but were looking at a cisco 48 port poe 10gig, thanks hopefully i've provided enough details any more infor you need just ask once again, thanks guys