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Lenovo TS440 Server running Windows 8.1

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ARAUL

I needed a replacement for my aging Shuttle SH76H3 computer running Windows Home Server 2011. After considering QNAP and SYNOLOGY, I decided on a Lenovo TS440 barebones server running Windows 8.1

 

More information can be found here:

 

http://www.alanraul.com/server

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Joe_Miner

WOW!  Nice looking setup!  +1

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jmwills

Yes it is.  I like that rear loading slot for the SSD. 

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Al_Borges

Excellent build and a 1st rate write up 

 

One thing I did not see,   are you using RAID or something else  to tie your three data drives together or are you keeping them as separate volumes?

 

2nd,   the rear loading slot for the SSD is fantastic -   is that a Lenovo product or a third party product.     


Checking around,  rear mounting SSD brackets are available  here is one brand

 

Bytecc Bracket-100 Rear Panel HDD/SSD Bracket   

 

Never even considered this as a option before !

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jmwills

This is the rear mounting bracket:

http://www.startech.com/HDD/Mobile-Racks/25in-SATA-Removable-Hard-Drive-Bay-for-PC-Expansion-Slot~S25SLOTR    You can find similar devices out there.  I have one that sits in a 3.5" bay and holds 4x2.5" drives (7mm height).  I wonder if the above model will hold a 9mm drive?????

 

I was wondering also about the three volumes.

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ARAUL

I currently have two 6 TB drives (Named 1 and 2) in the server at all times. This is not a RAID setup. I automatically (4 AM every morning) or manually run SyncBackFree. I have the option to turn off the syncing if needed. Occasionally I will place a third 6 TB drive (Named SAFE) in the server and manually run SyncBackFREE. I then remove that drive and put that in a safe. If you click on the small images in the description you will see a visual of this explanation.

 

My philosophy in this server setup is "complete control." From the Windows OS to being able to connect any drive to any computer running Linux, OSX or Windows and being able to access my data.

 

All critically data is stored off-site on a fourth encrypted hard drive.

 

I also plan to implement Amazon Glacier at a future date for critical data.

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Poppapete

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It is simple, cheap and effective.

 

The we got served guys have great books at the best price.

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