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  • Those of you whom have custom build WHS and its working flawless can you post your equipment list.
    My setup is
    Chenbro ES34069 180W PSU Case http://usa.chenbro.c...tail.php?sku=79
    2 x Hitachi Deskstar 1 TB Internal hard drive - 300 MBps - 7200 rpm Setup as RAID1
    Motherboard - Intel® Desktop Board DQ45EK http://www.intel.com...EK-overview.htm
    OS - Home server with all latest patches

    I am having issues with transfering and accessing files from this box. People are telling me that its the RAID1 that is probably an issue. I will be working on this server this week to find out the culprit.
    • Changed type kariya21Moderator Saturday, June 5, 2010 9:58 PM not a technical question
    Friday, June 4, 2010 7:16 PM

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  • > Setup as RAID1
    > People are telling me that its the RAID1 that is probably an issue.
    WHS should RAID setup.  MS tells specially NOT to do this. The question is why you doubt "People", becasue they are right.
     
     
     
     
    Those of you whom have custom build WHS and its working flawless can you post your equipment list.
    My setup is
    Chenbro ES34069 180W PSU Case http://usa.chenbro.c...tail.php?sku=79
    2 x Hitachi Deskstar 1 TB Internal hard drive - 300 MBps - 7200 rpm Setup as RAID1
    Motherboard - Intel® Desktop Board DQ45EK http://www.intel.com...EK-overview.htm
    OS - Home server with all latest patches

    I am having issues with transfering and accessing files from this box. People are telling me that its the RAID1 that is probably an issue. I will be working on this server this week to find out the culprit.

    Have a nice day!
    Friday, June 4, 2010 10:29 PM
  • I use an nf4 based Asus a8n-sli premium (because it has 8 sata ports onboard) with an x2-3800 processor and 1 gig of ddr400 and have had practically zero file or transfer issues. Why complicate your setup with an unrecommended, unsupported storage method. The whs standard method of file duplication has proven itself to be reliable.
    Friday, June 4, 2010 10:53 PM
  • I've used three different home-built WHS's

    One of them been a old Skt 478 with 512mb and a 100mbps onboard Lan, 2x PCI SATA Cards

    The one I use now is a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-SH2, AMD SKT AM2 4050e, 1GB 800 Samsung DDR2, onboard 1GBPS Lan, 6x onboard Sata ports

    at present I am reduced to 4x 500Gb HDDs as 2 of them failed.


    HMG
    Saturday, June 5, 2010 7:35 AM
  • My setup is one not for the faint hearted!

    The worlds cheapest rack server with the following spec:

    : a rackable systems dual opteron-250 HDAMA-G motherboard with 2GB of ECC reg memory (£40 from flea-bay - including the case listed below ;) )

    : The system is built in a 1U rack chassis with space for 4x Sata drives (running 2x 360GB Enterprise Seagates, 1x 250GB WD and 1x 500GB WD Green at present - but only the 500GB was bought for the project, the rest were 'donated' by a dead Q-NAP system).

    : The HDAMA-G motherboard has twin on-board gigabit ethernet ports - port 0 used for hookup to the network at present.

    As bought, the system WILL NOT let you install Vail - I needed to flash a custom BIOS to get around issues with ACPI compliance and support for the Silicon Image on-board SATA controller (Planning to buy a faster 4-port card to add-in later).

    During Install, I still had to find a 'signed' driver for the sata from the windows update repository (not the easiest of jobs to find a server 2008 64bit driver for the SIL3114) Once the first stage install was complete, I needed drivers for the on-board winlan chip - again not the easiest.

    The system is now up and stable - I even loaded TWONKY media server over remote desktop and a copy of FANSPEED - I'm just waiting for some add-ins to materialise now!

    Total cost so far - £110

    Saturday, July 3, 2010 9:47 AM