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    Reviews - Armari BrontaStor 822R-E4

    The performance of a rack, the convenience of a NAS.
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    Re: Reviews - Armari BrontaStor 822R-E4

    Did I miss the price somewhere? Nope I was just lazy. that's serious dough for a serious setup!
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    Re: Reviews - Armari BrontaStor 822R-E4

    very base model £1,495
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Reviews - Armari BrontaStor 822R-E4

    Shame not to see some more random data benchmarks or something more relevant to use as shared storage with virtual machine hosts. Something this powerful is kind of wasted on sequential file operations and streaming, seems like it'd work nicely as an iSCSI or NFS system.

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    I wish i was a few hundred quid less in price.
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    Re: Reviews - Armari BrontaStor 822R-E4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I wish i was a few hundred quid less in price.
    If you want stuff like hot swap power supplies, then sorry that costs money.

    If not, then build your own.

    £60 Cheap motherboard with 6 sata connections and should support ECC ram: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...-on-board-matx
    £90 for FX6300 cpu http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-f...che-95w-retail
    £73 for a 5 disk tray: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/icy-b...o-3-x-525-bays

    Add plenty of ECC ram, case with space for the drive array in the front, decent PSU. If I get time later I might try and finish a spec, I am kind of interested now how much it would cost

    6 SATA ports gives you one boot drive + 5 raid array drives. If you run raid-Z then you don't want a raid controller in the way anyway.

    Edit to add:
    £52 Case with 9 5.25" external bays: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/shark...gement-w-o-psu
    £94 for 8GB Unbuffered ECC RAM: 2x http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-h...d-cas-11-11-11
    Last edited by DanceswithUnix; 09-08-2013 at 06:50 PM.

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    Re: Reviews - Armari BrontaStor 822R-E4

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I wish i was a few hundred quid less in price.
    If you want stuff like hot swap power supplies, then sorry that costs money.

    If not, then build your own.

    £60 Cheap motherboard with 6 sata connections and should support ECC ram: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...-on-board-matx
    £90 for FX6300 cpu http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-f...che-95w-retail
    £73 for a 5 disk tray: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/icy-b...o-3-x-525-bays

    Add plenty of ECC ram, case with space for the drive array in the front, decent PSU. If I get time later I might try and finish a spec, I am kind of interested now how much it would cost

    6 SATA ports gives you one boot drive + 5 raid array drives. If you run raid-Z then you don't want a raid controller in the way anyway.

    Edit to add:
    £52 Case with 9 5.25" external bays: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/shark...gement-w-o-psu
    £94 for 8GB Unbuffered ECC RAM: 2x http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-h...d-cas-11-11-11
    While that may look cheaper you still need to add an Intel 10 gigabit Ethernet for £400 and a RAID card for £150 for sas or sata 3. Then the 8x 3tb nas storage hdd's for £800. Thus it comes out the same price as this when it comes out.

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    Re: Reviews - Armari BrontaStor 822R-E4

    Where can we buy the case? Happy to build my own server & spec it myself... but like the case a lot

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