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 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!
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.
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.
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.