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    Re: New eardrums required.

    Personally I'm just under the 2TB mark with my home raid media server but I am responsible for a much wealthier friends raid setup after I got fed up with him coming to me for drive recovery every time he lost a disc.. He was also running out of drive letters fast.

    He currently stands at 11.2TB In 4 arrays in 4 machines. He's a collection nut and he's trying to assemble complete sets of every scifi, cartoon or drama show since 1980. He's a strange chap but ina good way and if your ever bored a trip to his place with a removable hard drive and your sorted for months

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    @wesleyw
    there's only ~700Gb used at the moment and it's mostly isos, videos, music, backups from other machines and recordings from the mythtv box.

    The drives were payment in kind for some work I did. I settled on 3TB because of the rate my need for storage has increased - it normally doubles every two years.

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    I'm up to just over 1TB at home when I have them all in the machine, no RAID or anything (thats to come in my new rig next year, Dreaming of a new HP Proliant but I think the noise and power requirements may cause some household issues) but I will do something magical next year with RAID etc

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    @john,
    there's a few micro-atx boards that have PCI-X slots and take laptop processors.

    if you based your fileserver on this http://mashie.org/casemods/udat1.html , but swapped the itx board for the micro-atx?

    www.silentpcreview.com is good for ideas to keep machines SWMBO friendly.

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    If i bring another PC into the house, I may find myself homeless, I am up to 15 machines now, thats 2 laptops, 2 cubes, 1 book PC, 1 Server spec PC and the rest normal workstations, so I need to reduce them really.... But thanks for the pointers, If I dare in the future bring another in (after I have got rid of some) then I think it will be a Pentium M type Micro ATX type thing, and maybe hide it in the loft....

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    If i bring another PC into the house, I may find myself homeless, I am up to 15 machines now....
    brilliant you've just become my new "yeah, but I'm not as bad as John on Edugeek"

    I have 5 atm, vmware server saves my electricity bill.

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    Not all of mine are in and on at once thought, the most I have on is 5 at once + the laptops as I run out of room in the KVM at 4 you see

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    Well due to a severe lack of space I'm going to have to look at building some sort of network storage device. So its time to start doing some research. Anyway it will give me something to do on those long lonley winters nights.

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    PC running FreeNAS?

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    PC running FreeNAS?
    Exactly what I have running at home Currently has RAID5 3x200GB and soon to install RAID1 2x300GB. :P

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    Old p3 with 1.2Tb of SATA drives in it (RAID 10) is what I have here

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    I need something that will be ultra quiet as it will be sat in my tiny front room. So I'll be looking at building a box with no fans ideally.

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    Athlon 3200+ with 1.1TB. 2x30GB RAID 1, 2x200GB RAID 1, 4x320GB RAID 5. Running Dapper as it's also my TorrentFlux box.

    @richard: http://www.mini-itx.com/ have some rather nice silent systems. I've got an EPIA M running as a webserver and I can't actually tell if it's on ^^;

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    You might be better with an off the shelf system like a Linkstation then. Unless you want to underclock a system.

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    Re: New eardrums required.

    I have a Mini-ITX as a media PC; although the case fans (required to extract PSU heat) are rather noisy :?

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