Help choosing hardware
I have posted my question in another thread, but it looks like better to directly detail it here
I am currently searching for the hardware I will use for my home NAS server.
The typical usage I will do are:
- 24h/7d online
- data center for the whole house (videos, music, photos for computers, tvs, consoles)
- program installation provider (install typical applications/games directly onto it, and use them through the network)
- web services: torrent, http server, ftp server
I already have wired my house with cat7 cable largely supporting gigabit transfers.
I was thinking to use the following hardware, please give any advice:
- Fractal Design Array R2 300W SFX PSU Case (looks awesome on your pics)
- Zotac Z68ITX-A-E motherboard
Why this card?
- 2xgigabit lan (will be paired)
- 16GB max memory (2x8Gb will be installed)
- 2x SATA 6Gbps + 2x SATA 3Gbps (natively 6 SATA ports would be nice, but I did not found it)
- CPU LGA 1155 (i3/5/7)
- 1x mSATA port with Wifi installed (removed as not required)
- MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i to support up to 4 additionnal SATA ports (I miss 2 on the motherboard)
- Crucial Ballistix Sport 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz CL9
- For the processor, I do not know... something with low consumption... perhaps an Intel Core i3-2120T (2.6 GHz)?
(low TDP of 35W, nice perfs)
- 6x Western Digital Caviar Green 2 or 3 TB 64 MB Serial ATA II or III
Will be configured in RAIDZ1, so 1 disk for parity and 10 or 15 TB available for storage (depending on the 2 or 3 TB setup).
- Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 8 GB for the FreeNAS system
Thank you for any pointer that would help me with this configuration