[mythtv-users] OT? Shuttle + ProRAID or Obsidian case for i3/i5 Myth BE ?
jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Sep 22 15:32:54 UTC 2011
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 05:26:20PM -0400, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 2:14 PM, linux guy <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a conundrum about the form factor I'm going to use for my Myth BE.
> > I'd like to hear people's opinions.
> > My BE is going to be a headless server sitting in my basement. It will not
> > be connected to a display device.
> > It will be serving content to 3 to 5 FEs, most in 1080i, and transcoding
> > might be involved (DLNA requirement of TVs), so I'm thinking of using an i3
> > or i5 for the BE machine.
> > I want the BE to have a RAID array, so nothing ever gets lost. I'd like to
> > run RAID 5 with 4 drives and 6 to 10 GB of usable storage.
> > I am considering 2 form factors.
> > 1) Shuttle SH67H3 + Mediasonic 4 bay ProRAID enclosure
> > http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101117
Anything with lots of 5.25 bays is good. The more the better. I favor
towers myself. There are some towers that are nothing but 5.25 bays down
the front. Very handy for various types of hot swap backplanes.
I favor the 5 bay triple height backplanes myself but they are hard
to fit in most cases. The little nubs that separate drive bays in most
cases get in the way.
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