My main goal is to update the original NAS Killer 1.0 build to something more powerful that can utilize SAS drives. I use the system mainly for Plex but would like the option to do very basic VM stuff for fun but don’t plan to do anything too serious. I figured the lego build would be a good fit for my plans.
For the most part I just followed the guide online when searching for the required parts, but since some of the links have been sold out I wanted to verify that the parts I found were all compatible. I’ve never used SAS drives so I’m not sure if the controller, cables, and drives will work together and if I can use them with the SATA drives I already have. Thanks in advance and thanks for a great community!
|Motherboard||SuperMicro X8DTL-iF ATX Server Motherboard||$90||$0|
|CPU||2 x Intel Xeon X5670 2.933GHz SLBV7 Processor||$34||$0|
|CPU Cooler||2 x Arctic Freezer 12 – Compact and Quiet Semi Passive Tower CPU Cooler||$52||$0|
|PSU||Included with case||-||-|
|EPS Splitter||Athena Power EPS 12V 8 pin to Dual 8 pin Y Splitter||$5||$3|
|Case||Cooler Master Elite 350 (CMP 350) - Mid Tower Computer Case with Included 500W Power Supply||$82||$0|
|Memory||32GB 2x 16GB Dell PowerEdge T320 T420 T610 T620 Memory RAM DDR3 PC3-8500 ECC REG||$40||$0|
|SAS Controller||LSI SAS 9210-8i 8-port 6Gb/s PCIe HBA RAID SATA Controller||$25||$0|
|SAS Cable||Mini SAS Cable Connector SATA Power, Creation Internal Mini SAS 36pin SFF-8087 to (4) 29pin SFF-8482 connectors with SATA Power,3.3FT||$14||$0|
|SAS Drives||3 x 3TB SEAGATE 7.2K SAS 3.5" 6Gb/s SAS 64MB HARD DRIVE ST33000650SS||$75||$0|