Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Mk. II testbed storage system

Finally, completed the build of Mark II testbed storage array today, to replace aging QNAP TS-639 Pro unit.

Intel RS2MB044 controller.
4x OCZ Solid 3 120 GB SSD, directly connected to the controller.
Intel RES2SV240 expander, connected by SFF-8088 to SFF-8087 cable.
16x 3TB WD Red hard drives connected to the expander.

The hard drives are configured as 14x 3TB RAID 6 and 2x hot spare, for a total of 36 decimal TB unformatted capacity.

SSD cache to be configured later.

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