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Shonk

Thought i would do a post with the current progress of my Gen 8

 

Future Plans for expansion

LSI SAS9207-4i4e PCIe 3.0 8x (Marvell 9230 is at its Max of 7 devices)

Another 4 Bay Esata Enclosure

 

Microserver Gen8
Xeon E3-1265L v2
16 GB Ram

Intel PCH Ports
Port 1 240GB SSD 2.5"
Port 2 6TB WD 3.5"
Port 3 6TB WD 3.5"
Port 4 5TB Toshiba 3.5"
Port 5 5TB Toshiba 3.5"

Marvell 9230 (PCIE 2.0 x2)
Internal 1 2TB Samsung M9T 2.5"
Internal 2 2TB Samsung M9T 2.5"
Internal 3 2TB Samsung M9T 2.5"
External 4 3TB Toshiba 3.5" (Esata 6 Gbps FIS PM)
External 5 3TB Seagate 3.5" (Esata 6 Gbps FIS PM)
External 6 3TB Seagate 3.5" (Esata 6 Gbps FIS PM)
External 7 3TB Seagate 3.5" (Esata 6 Gbps FIS PM) (Dying being swapped out for Toshiba 5TB)

10 Port USB 3.0 Hub (USB Attached SCSI)
Port 1 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable (Samsung M9T)
Port 2 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable (Samsung M9T)
Port 3 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable (Samsung M9T)
Port 4 320gb Seagate Backup+ Portable Samsung HM320JI (Spare drive fitted in the Casing after i shucked the 3 Internal M9T's)
Port 5 320gb Seagate Backup+ Portable Seagate Momentus Thin (Spare drive fitted in the Casing after i shucked the 3 Internal M9T's)
Port 6 320gb Seagate Backup+ Portable Toshiba MK3265GSX (Spare drive fitted in the Casing after i shucked the 3 Internal M9T's)

Internal Headers
Samsung G2 Portable Deshelled 320GB (Samsung HM321HX) (Internal USB Header)
Samsung UHS-1 Micro SD 64GB (Onboard Micro SD Reader)

19 Drives
9 Internal

6 Gbps Esata Port Multiplier capable of 430 Megabytes a second actual traffic (Shared between the 4 3.5" Esata Drives)
5 Gbps USB Controller capable of 270 Megabytes a second actual traffic (Shared between the 6 USB Attached SCSI Drives)
All other drives on dedicated ports

 

Spindown enabled on all drives 60mins

Head Parking disabled on all drives on boot (WD's Perm Disabled)

 

 

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ChronoSphere

You could almost store all the world's porn on that.

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Shonk

Naa zero porn on it

 

thats what the internet is for

 

Its grown by a touch today removed a failing Seagate 3TB to rma

and replaced it with a 5TB WD Blue

 

49.58TB

 

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SpRoX

Impressive! But what on earth do you need all that space for? :)

And what's the power consumption on the system?

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Shonk

I dont watch live tv

Everything is stored on the server

For use around the house

 

200 or so Film DVD's (Lossless MakeMKV) (Owned DVD's)

200 or so Film blu-rays (Lossless MakeMKV) (Owned Blu-ray's)

200 or so Film hd-dvd's (Lossless MakeMKV) (Owned hd-dvd's)

1000 or so TV Episodes not available in HD (Lossless MakeMKV) (Owned DVD's)

20000 or so TV Episodes in 1080p Lossless Blu-Ray or Web-dl (No hdtv)

 

Ontop of that general other stuff you store on your server

Family Photo's

Apps

Music (8000 Songs ripped from my CD's Lossless FLAC)

Source Code

VM's

etc..

 

Power use shoudnt be that bad

As i have it all setup properly

drives are spun down after 45mins idle time

head parking is disabled on all drives for reliability

 

It should use less on average than a badly setup Gen8 with HP Raid and only 4 drives (so zero spindown)

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DeMoB

Good grief, that is a lot of drives shoehorned in there!

 

Do you have any sort of drive redundancy set up?

 

 

Congrats on that SAS controller steal too, that's a really good price.

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Shonk

Redundancy is patchy atm

selected stuff that i havnt got a physical original disc of

and ofc backups of personal stuff

 

I have a batch file to wake these up on demand to backup to

 

Buffalo 1.6ghz Arm 4 Bay LS-QVL 7TB

Buffalo 1.6ghz Arm 1 Bay LS-VL 2TB

Buffalo 1.2ghz Arm 1 Bay LS-XHL 2TB

 

I also have these spare that i could fit some 1TB drives that i have hanging around but havnt bothered

 

Buffalo 600mhz Arm 1 Bay CHLv2 No Drive ATM

Buffalo 600mhz Arm 1 Bay CHLv2 No Drive ATM

Buffalo 533mhz Arm 1 Bay DHGL No Drive ATM

Buffalo 400mhz Arm 1 Bah DHGL No Drive ATM

 

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JackoUK

So many eggs in one basket ...

... but what a basket!

 

Could you elaborate on your inf editing to control spindown and head parking please. Why? How precisely?

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Shonk

Onboard Ports in ahci mode spindown works out of the box

Onboard Ports with hp raid orom you cant enable spindown

Marvell 9230 Spindown Works fine

LSI Controllers you have to edit the inf file guide below

http://blog.monstermuffin.org/enable-disk-spindown-on-lsi-9211ibm-m1015/

 

Head Parking i use smartctl compiled for windows via a batch file run on every boot

 

WD use wdidle3 to perm disable parking

Seagate you have to manually send a command on every boot

Samsung 2.5" you have to manually send a command on every boot

Toshiba 2.5" you have to manually send a command on every boot

Toshiba 3.5" doesnt need setting

Hitachi 2.5" you have to manually send a command on every boot

 

Seagate 2.5" or 3.5" Command needed

smartctl  -d sat -s apm,off /dev/sd*

 

Samsung 2.5"/Toshiba 2.5"/Hitachi 2.5" Command needed

smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sd*

 

Why?

Spindown = Minimize Power Use

Parking = Reliability


here's my batch file as an example with remarks

 

some drives dont need setting so arnt in the batch file..

rem ensure all usb drives are mounted
timeout 3

rem Samsung M9T
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sdg
rem Samsung M9T
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sdh
rem Samsung M9T
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sdi
rem Seagate ST3000DM001
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,off /dev/sdk
rem Seagate ST3000DM001
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,off /dev/sdl
rem Seagate Momentus Thin
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,off /dev/sdm
rem Samsung M9T
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sdn
rem Toshiba MK3265GSX H
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sdo
rem Samsung M9T
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sdp
rem Samsung HM320JI
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sdq
rem Samsung M9T
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,254 /dev/sdr
rem Samsung HM321HX
smartctl  -d sat -s apm,252 /dev/sds

rem Set USB Sleep Timers 30mins
rem Seagate Momentus Thin
rem smartctl -d sat -s standby,241 /dev/sdm
rem TOSHIBA MK3265GSX
rem smartctl -d sat -s standby,241 /dev/sdo
rem Samsung HM320JI
rem smartctl -d sat -s standby,241 /dev/sdq
rem Samsung HM321HX USB 2.0 Drive
rem smartctl -d sat -s standby,241 /dev/sds
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