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Old 22-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #31
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NAS Assemble Part 2
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Assembly Part 3 is out.

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Old 25-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #33
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You could drop the i3, and go for Celeron instead when you built it though.
Cause you ain't gonna need that much Processing power if the system is just a NAS solution.
Your build is quite power packed for a DIY NAS solution.

I'm on AMD APU build for a HTPC cum File storage setup.
It's not on 24/7 as I'm the only 1 in the family using it,
it's quite affordable compared to your setup.
yeah i would have to agree that celeron is cheaper - it was in my consideration. but wat swung in i3's favor is that:
- i3 3220 has lower TPD than celeron G555 (!)
- i was thinking of using the NAS with video playback. so yeah, wasn't a pure NAS in that sense.
-- not sure if video playback will be ok with celeron's compared to the i3's.
-- AMD's video playback on linux (AMD APU)... isnt that good at all, is it? on the other hand intel's drivers on linux are good.

moreover amd's itx mobos didn't have 6 sata slots. i wanted to max out the casing/mobo's sata (7 3.5" and 1x 2.5"). the cost of a 4x sata pcie card is much more than a 2x sata pcie (and i dun need the hardware raid features)
-- cant remember the exact price difference between celeron and i3. was ard $50-80? i was more willing to go for the overkill than getting something underpowered. turns out that i only watch videos on it occasionally.

- i didnt do too much homework on PSU :/

Linux over freebsd: actually freebsd have quite a number of software too, most that i need are available. but BSD's intel video driver is not good compared to linux's, esp the lastest gen bits.

ZFS on linux: i wouldnt wanna touch that cos it ate my data when i was running tests on it on another computer. :O
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Old 25-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #34
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yeah i would have to agree that celeron is cheaper - it was in my consideration. but wat swung in i3's favor is that:
- i3 3220 has lower TPD than celeron G555 (!)
- i was thinking of using the NAS with video playback. so yeah, wasn't a pure NAS in that sense.
-- not sure if video playback will be ok with celeron's compared to the i3's.
-- AMD's video playback on linux (AMD APU)... isnt that good at all, is it? on the other hand intel's drivers on linux are good.

moreover amd's itx mobos didn't have 6 sata slots. i wanted to max out the casing/mobo's sata (7 3.5" and 1x 2.5"). the cost of a 4x sata pcie card is much more than a 2x sata pcie (and i dun need the hardware raid features)
-- cant remember the exact price difference between celeron and i3. was ard $50-80? i was more willing to go for the overkill than getting something underpowered. turns out that i only watch videos on it occasionally.

- i didnt do too much homework on PSU :/

Linux over freebsd: actually freebsd have quite a number of software too, most that i need are available. but BSD's intel video driver is not good compared to linux's, esp the lastest gen bits.

ZFS on linux: i wouldnt wanna touch that cos it ate my data when i was running tests on it on another computer. :O
I think the lower TDP doesn't really affect your electricity bills so much, what affects the dollars and cents are mostly on bigger appliances i.e. Refrigerators, Aircons, Plasmas.

Read somewhere along this forum that Celeron can handle Video output well enough.

I couldn't compare AMD APU video playback on Linux with Intel's version, as only had this 1 system, btw I'm using XBMC for movies and such using only 1 HDMI, which i think is ok.

I'm using mATX board, didn't thought into small size factor yet, cause was reusing my old casing Centurion 5, so i wasn't restricted.
The mATX board had 6 Satas, all used up for 5 HDDs + 1 DVDrw.

Didn't tried out the readily available OSes such as FreeNAS and such, as I failed trying to install them over CD, went to Ubuntu, then to Lubuntu as Lubuntu is more lightweight.

Another 2 cents
you can switch the 2.5 for 3.5 for bigger storage space if you like.

Well if you ever wanted to get a dedicated HTPC setup, you could use Celeron for budget constraint.
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Testing is now finalized.

3.1 Test Methods and Setup

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Testing is now finalized.

3.1 Test Methods and Setup

Any comments?
Would like to read on your findings on the different NAS OSes
will drop by your blog.
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Old 28-06-2013, 01:53 AM   #37
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I have started phase 3 testing!

Final revision to 3.1 Test Methods and Setup
Minor revision1: I discovered a bottleneck on my Testing desktop HDD. Changed Testing Desktop HDD from WD 3TB to Toshiba 3TB.
Minor revision2: Revised Test Files to include 7 files that are larger than 4gb.
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Assembly Part 4 is out.

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2.2 Setup 1 - FreeNAS
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2.3 Setup 2 - Synology DSM
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Is there anyone reading? keke
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:08 PM   #42
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actually i am now using dns320 with fun plug.
serve me well as it can download torrent (tranmission) and serve movies via dlna (twonky).

however, it does not support plex and i am looking at my next nas which can support torrent download and plex.

thinking of buying off the shelf or just buy a second hand mac mini. any thoughts?

synology is out as it does not support plex with transcoding or something like that.
just fyi, for plex, you need a processor more powerful than 1.6ghz if you're thinking of doing on the go transcoding at 480p, for 720p and 1080p even higher.

my hp microserver is 1.5ghz and is struggling with live transcoding, can only transcode beforehand to stream on mobile devices. didn't read the plex manual before making the purchase..

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i'm reading it! have found it very interesting and was a project i wanted to embark on too, but it was going to be too expensive (casing itself is the worst, like u said on ur blog, i didn't know abt ur third party sources from china though ), then i bought a microserver instead
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2.4 Setup 3 - U-NAS

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i'm reading it! have found it very interesting and was a project i wanted to embark on too, but it was going to be too expensive (casing itself is the worst, like u said on ur blog, i didn't know abt ur third party sources from china though ), then i bought a microserver instead
Doesn't a microserver consume much more power?
If you are living in those new flats with storeroom / bomb shelters, it will neat to shell the microserver in there.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #45
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I am not sure what is the motivation of your project. From cost & power saving wise... you cannot beat the $109 DLink DNS 320L.

Other valid reasons includes 1) performance & 2) just to have some fun.

I got a DNS 320L & installed Twonky Pro & use it as a media server. It's so efficient I moved all the files from my Ubuntu server to it and comtemplating to get more of it. 320L + a 3TB HDD cost only S$109 + 168 = S$277!!! A price point you cannot beat.

If you are going to run any Windows on your BYON, then it's even less cost effective.
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