Intel® Xeon® CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz, 3.70GHz boost - 4C/8T
32 GB (4x 8GB) DDR3 ECC RAM
8x 4TB HUS726040AL5210 SAS HDD
1x 250GB Samsung SSD 860 (boot and scratch drive)
Onboard LSI SAS2008
Coolermaster N400 Case (8x 3.5", 2x 5.25" drive bays)
I need a replacement for my current PLEX / Homeassisant server after quickly filling a 2 TB HDD with TV shows and 4K HDR movies. I’ve also been wanting to experiment with ZFS, so what better way than to build a NAS to hopefully hold lots of media to come.
The base is a combo 4 from the NAS Killer 4.1 supplemental guide. I was pleasantly surprised that I got upgraded with an E3-1270 V2 over an E3-1230 V2 which is a 0.2 GHz bump to both base and boost closes and dual NICs. I swapped out the cooler with the recommend Thermaltake and picked up some of the SAS to SATA adapters recommended in a thread somewhere on here .
The 8 4TB SAS drives are set up in a raidz2 pool with a total usable storage of around 24 TB. The OS, Ubuntu, lives on a 256GB SSD which is also used as storage for virtual machines and scratch for in-progress downloads.
The case and SSD were from my existing server and the PSU is leftover from a desktop upgrade, which helped the cost a bit. The back fan had a bearing going out so I swapped the front case fan to the back and added 2 120mm fans to the front to help keep the drives cool.
Parts / Prices
|Combo||Chenbro NR12000||1||$180 (OBO)||$180||ebay|
|Motherboard||Tyan S5512||1||included in combo|
|CPU||Intel® Xeon® CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz||1||included in combo|
|RAM||Kingston SL8D316E11D8EF 8GB (x4)||1||included in combo|
|CPU Cooler||Thermaltake Gravity i2 95W||1||$11.99||$11.99||Amazon|
|HDD||HGST Ultrastar 7K6000 HUS726040AL5210 4 TB 3.5" SAS||8||$45 (OBO)||$411.92*||ebay|
|SAS -> SATA Adapter||SFF-8642 SAS 29 Pin to 7 Pin SATA||8||$5.67||$45.36||Amazon|
|SSD||Samsung 860 EVO 250GB||1||reused ($60)||Best Buy|
|Case||Coolermaster N400||1||reused ($50)||Amazon|
|Case Fan||ARCTIC F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan||3||$12||$36||Amazon|
|PSU||Corsair RMX Series (2018), RM650x, 650 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply||1||reused ($90)||Amazon|
|Total||Reused Parts||New Parts (except HDD)|
I probably could have gotten a better deal on the drives, but at the time there didn’t seem to be a lot of inventory of 4TB drives and the 3TB drives were not that much cheaper per TB.