Hi - New to Rockstor and willing to give this a go when I am confident following hardware is supported.
Initially I checked HP website and it seems RHEL6 is only supported for their ACU ( HP Array Configuration Utility ) as well ADU ( Diagnostics ), as I like to build my personal cloud with an " HP Smart Array P410 " it is mandatory to have access to these utils, yet I believe this should not be an issue on CentOS7, thus also no issue for Rockstor hopefully installing the RPMs. Once this is confirmed I need to have an answer on following questions …
Rgd the RAID controller I like to attach 8 Seagate Archive HDD v2 ST8000AS0002, 8TB disks configured in RAID5 so 56000 GiB will be available to my cloud, having in theory 7x read speed and no write speed gain. As these drives use Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) it might become tricky once rebuilding the RAID-array, but for home purposes I guess the rebuild may take up a night or even a weekend … The cloud server is not meant to be up 24/7 and only needed once access is needed, so WoL is needed as well automatic shut down after eg 20-30 minutes …
As Rockstor uses the " revolutionary " btrfs file system I wonder if one has experience with these drives in RAID5 mode ( with a hardware controller )…
Rest of hardware I like to reuse, assuming the PSU should be able to do its job fine ( estimated around 200W ):
CPU: i7-3770t ( Ivy Bridge )
Motherboard: ASUS P8-h77i
Memory: 16Gb Kingston ( non ECC as board does not support ECC ) 1600MHz
HP P410 Smart Array
LC-Power silver class PSU 300w
The boot disk will be a 500Gb 7200rpm drive ( s-ata600 ).
Wondering if this set up is indeed valid