Part 3 of building the DAS storage. I repaired the workstation and got the direct attached storage (DAS) connected. 8*4TB SAS drives configured for now as a BTRFS Raid 1 mirror. Gives me 15TB of usable space. I will do a full parts list soon and also revisit this when I have tested it a bit.
Part 2: Building Direct Attached Storage
Part two of the creation of the 32TB external direct attached storage (DAS) box. I want to keep the costs down, its a bit homemade. Here I just cover the the assembly, as the motherboard in the computer I was intended to connect it to failed on the same day!
Part 1: Building Direct Attached Storage
I have fourteen 4TB SAS drives, 8 of which I am going to use in a homemade 32TB external direct attached storage (DAS) box. I will be using an old case that I have going spare. To connect it up a bunch of cables I found on eBay. This is part one, the cables.
Running a Java OpenJDK Docker in Unraid
UNRAID GPU Passthrough – needed a tweak
UNRAID – What do I use it for!? Neo4J Network visualisation.
Quick video on what I use my UNRAID server for. I introduce using the UNRAID to serve the Neo4J database that runs some network visualisation for the website Algorithmic Indexing. Neo4J network visualisations form an important part of my academic research.
UNRAID Almost Finished! Just need loads of HDDs.
UNRAID System Build with the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11 motherboard, 64GB of ram, and two Xeon E5-2650LV3 CPUs
UNRAID build log! Building my new UNRAID server with Chinese X99 dual CPU motherboard from eBay, its the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11. Two Xeon E5-2650LV3 and 64GB of Ram (both used of eBay). This will be a great base system for playing with VMs and dockers etc in UNRAID, as well as running backups.
I settled on using two CoolerMaster 92mm Hyper H412R Compact Intel/AMD CPU Coolers. Which fit fine if you off set the fans a little.
Homemade DAS – Part1
I am building a direct attached storage (DAS) case that I will attach to my workstation using an external SAS card. External RAID DAS cases for SAS drives are not cheap so homemade it is! So far I have been assembling the parts, I have the drives, case, and lots of wires. I will do a more in depth video of the whole process later. You could use this as part of a NAS if you wanted.