i am planning ( as most of the people here, i guess ) to use Rockstor and some awesome hardware to build the perfect NAS …
Lets beging by myself. I am a French geek from Grenoble, FRANCE.
I will try to be as clear as possible using English here.
I am NOT an advance linux user, but i know how to install a distro like centOS or debian, i know some of the easy tricks inside a console using some hard typing command line. Also, i am used to deal with words like nic, eth0, ram, fbi, cia and kgb, of course
For example, when installing Rockstor on a very old rig test bench ( old Asus M4N78 ) the NIC of the motherboard was either physically dead or not recognized by Rockstor 3.9.1 . I end up having a “NO NETWORK CARD FOUND”… and i am stalling here with no clue until i check the network cable … guess what, it was defective.
BUT, as i say, my goal here is to build a brand new rig, with non-expenses hardware ( i am dreaming ), but with some pretty redundancy and storage capacity. Hoping of course that nothing goes sideway during install.
I am spending around 240 eur/Y (19.99 X 12 ) for a 3TO personal cloud, with only 8TO bandwidth per month. It is around 80% full. Upgrading will put me on a yearly 400 eur for having a double storage… On a familly prospective, we could be 5 to 8 users, with almost the same data capacity ( 8 X 2TO )…
This new machine will be running on a 7/24, hooked to a FTTH network, and will have several users. The purpose is to build a family cloud.
Step 1: why Rockstor ?
Well, my business used a 45drives Storinator running Rockstor. Nerver saw a fault.
Also, stuff like nas4free or freenas are sharing the same old ( more than 10 years ) platform.
Buying a Storinator for our familly use is still in the pipe but my geek side is kicking …
Step 2: Capacity and redundancy:
Actually, i have a old Asus M4N78 based on a nForce 720D chipset and seven 1TO HDD (from 2003 to 2009 era ).
I have check raid config 5-6-10 and finally going to build a 5 or 6 raid depending on budget.
I have found seagate’s 3TO Ironwolf hdd for a very cheap deal ( 80 EUR a pieces, planning 6 pieces )
This will give me a Capacity of 12TO, with a 2-drive failure and a 4x read speed, no write gain.
Step 3: hardware.
- 6x Seagate IronWolf 3 TB, ST3000VN007
- Asus PRIME B350-PLUS motherboard
- AMD A6-9500 with 8Go crucial cheap ram.
All together, this is a “one time budget” around 680 EUR.
My son and me are spending around 350 EUR per years for less capacity … see my point here.
Step 4: my network.
I have a Fiber to the Home network, with a up/down 200Mo/1Go and i guess it will work for my family cloud project.
Now, your part. I am waiting for your comments. My project is for the end of january …