Specifications

Total storage raw: 10TB

Total storage usable: 5TB

  • Case
    • Norco RPC-4220 - 20 hot-swap bay, 4RU chassis
  • PSU
    • Corsair HX 750W
  • Motherboard
    • Supermicro X8STE - single socket 1366; 2x Intel 82574L GigE NIC; Matrox G200 GPU
  • CPU
    • Intel Xeon E5620 Westmere 2.4GHz Quad Core
  • RAM
    • 24GB (6x4GB) Kingston 240-pin DDR SDRAM ECC Unbuffered
  • Controller Cards
    • Intel SASWT4I (LSI SAS1064E chipset) PCIe x4 4-port SAS HBA
    • LSI 9201-16i 6GB/s PCIe 2.0 x8 16-port SAS HBA
  • Hard Drives
    • Seagate 7200.10 160GB SATA 3Gb/s (system drive)
    • 10x Seagate 1TB Constellation ES SATA drives (mix of ST1000NM001 and ST1000NM0033) (zfs data pool)
  • Optical Drives
    • Samsung slimline DVD-RW
  • Operating System

Description

The system is used for media (pictures, music, movies), software, backups, and personal document storage. All this data is made available via CIFS and NFS shares.

ZFS Configuration

  • 5x 2-way mirrors
    • Each mirror is 2x 1TB drive yielding 1TB usable space each
  • 1x spare drive

Pictures

Norco RPC-4220

Norco RPC-4220

Norco RPC-4220

Norco RPC-4220

Supermicro X8STE Board

Supermicro X8STE Board

LSI 9201-16i HBA

Inside ZFS File Server

Inside ZFS File Server

Inside ZFS File Server

Mounted in the rack

Updates

May 4 2011: Added a picture of the server mounted in the rack

Nov 16 2016: Updated information on number and type of drives along with size of the ZFS pool