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    SFF DR Box

    As an alernative to a tape based offsite backup system , we are looking to build 2 portable NAS units for data transfer offsite. ( We already have a backup server which will hold "live" backup data )
    The idea is that this will backup the backup server and be taken offsite for DR purposes.

    We're looking at building 2 ITX based boxes , each with 4 250 Gb S-ATA drives in a raid 5 config, to give us a whopping 750Gb of offsite data.

    Got 2 questions mainly.

    Is the PSU in the Venus ITX case beefy enough to drive those 4 HDs ( no CD/Floppy )

    Is there a ITX board with onboard gigabit networking? , as the PCI slot is taken up with the hipoint sata raid controller
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    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    The Commell LV-671MP on ultim8pc's site has Intel's 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet.

    http://www.ultim8pc.co.uk/index.asp?...products&idd=3

    http://www.commell.com.tw/News/News/...216_LV-671.htm

    Takes Pentium M chips.
    Last edited by Allen; 17-03-2004 at 04:22 PM.

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    ohh - that sounds doable - and I think the venus case supports it.
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    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Not sure about the power. It's 250W right? My old 250W (no brand) PSU worked fine with 2 HDD's, a CD-RW and a DVD-ROM when I had an Athlon 1.4 and a GeForce 2, but changed to my current spec and it wouldn't run both HDD's and both optical drives at the same time...

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    I'm guessing that the itx boards are pretty low consuption - the case is only a 200w job :/
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