I am going for something like this setup:
@LivePono reached out and was curious about my build here is a few photos of what I did with the HP 290 and Silverstone DS380B
I’m running 8x8TB shucked WD drives in the Silverstone in ZFS RAIDZ2 with Ubuntu 20.04 installed to an 1TB M.2 drive in the HP 290. There’s also 2x Samsung 860 EVO’s in a ZFS Mirror acting as the storage backend for LXD. The HP 290 was upgraded to an Intel I5-9400 and has a full 32GB of DDR4 2666 RAM.
This is running the following perfectly fine in various LXD co…
What are my current needs:
NAS, of course.
Running the PLEX plug-in, and the media storage that goes with that
Samba target for all the Windows machines in the house for Win10 File History.
Time Machine backup for all my Apple products.
virtualized Pi-Hole for my network
a Unifi Controller host via plug-in
an Ubuntu desktop VM
Transmission, Radarr, Sonarr, Lidarr, Librarian
I bought these parts I’ve ordered and paid for.
Alpine 12 LP
Paste for Heatsink
32GB Kit (2x16GB)
M.2 Screw Kit
HDMI Dummy Plug
X2 SATA Power Cables & x2 Data Cables
P12 PWM PST
External 8088 to 8088 cables
SAS HBA Fan
This is what I think I am missing and have in my eBay / Amazon shopping cart
80+ BRONZE 450W for DAS
Dual Mini SAS
SFF-8087 TO SFF-8088
X2 500GB raid 0 for HP 290-p0043w
What I could use help with
I could use help with the hard drives on the DAS. Does the backplate support SAS Drives? They seem the cheapest on eBay.
I have my eye on the i9700. I saw some people say they are using it in the HP. Will my fan support it?
In the build I did the backplane of the ds380b does not pass the 3.3v connections to the drives so there’s no need for the fix to have the drives power on correctly. Most backplanes ignore the 3.3v so should be a non issue.
Having said that I’m glad my build inspired you. Good luck. Looking forward to see what you come up with
Think you can help me out and give some links on what I am missing, mate?
Some people would say this:
The entire point of the 290 is the onboard encode/decode that performs admirably in an entire box that costs only $100, putting a P2000 in it makes the 290 purchase useless and the 290 makes the P2000 purchase useless. You should pick one and return (or sell) the other, and the 290 is the right one to keep IMO.
While this is 100% true, but I also want something I can have running redis, mysql, server… just to have that running not on my laptop.
I like the “small form factor” of having these two… side by side. with the spinning disks in another case.
Are you using unraid?
For the hard drives, I notice the sas drives are pretty cheap on ebay.
If you look at my post you linked/quoted again you’ll see I’m more or less running multiple things on mine in LXD containers perfectly fine after the upgrade to the i5-9400. And that I’m using Ubuntu 20.04 with ZFS RAIDZ2 setup on the
8 SATA HDD’s I shucked. You could totally use Unraid or TrueNAS Scale (I dont recommend Core version if you want to use docker or LXD) or even OMV with Snapraid+MergerFS.
The only thing I can see is you’ll either want a pair of 8087 to
Forward SATA break out cables like these or if you intend on using SAS drives you’ll need an pair of 8087 to whatever is appropriate for the SAS drives. You’ll also want a pair of the external 8088 to 8088 cables
This is also not right for the case fans. I used one of those to add a fan to the SAS HBA to prevent thermal throttling. For the DS380B case fans if you want to change them out from the stock ones I used
My post you quoted is definitely not discouraging multitasking, simply telling someone not to buy two separate components of similar capability for one function.
Ah, Ok. This build started out as an unraid - and now I’m waiting for refunds from Amazon to just buy the right hardware for me.
really studying and re-reading every post.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you. haha. So I was researching about XLDs and came to the mental model that they are similar to jails.
Question about the 2x Samsung 860… Are you running those in the HP or DS380B?
those are running in the HP290 from its onboard SATA connections. I had to use a SATA to SATA Y power cable since there’s only 1 full sized SATA power connection in the HP290
And yes LXD is somewhat comparable to jails with much less fuss and a bit more functional capabilities. Though you’ll find a lot more docker resources if your more familiar with it.
The ds380b takes an sfx psu. I used a 450w fully modular from EVGA.
The hp290 needs a low profile card.
I have fully tested them using all 8 SAS lanes connecting both external SFF-8088 connectors. I've used ZFS for many years. I'm familiar with ZFS on Linux, FreeNAS, and many of the technologies commonly used by other enthusiasts.
Awesome I bought it. Things are starting to arrive while I’ve returned some things that didn’t work… or wouldn’t work. So Im just waiting on refunds to process.
I’ll definitely keep this thread up to date on my process. I have my eye on the i7-9700 ( non k version ) but I’m wondering about heat.
Did you do anything special for the x2 SSDs you have there to mount them in the HP?
Nope. I just tucked them in above the DVD drive that’s not connected
I have most of the components, just waiting on a few refunds and I’m buying the last few.
I made my last purchase; for all of the components… and I’m just waiting for them to arrive. Next; hard drives.
From the PSU what did you use to power the fans in the DS380B? I’m putting it all together now.
There’s fan headers on the back plane in the drive cage. I actually used a jbod control board to hook the power and reset buttons and power led up and it had fan headers that I used instead. since it also has a buzzer that will sound if it detects 0 rpm from a fan
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where did you mount it? If I knew about this earlier I would save a trip crossing an international border haha. I’m not even able to get the I/O Shield from SuperMicro to get in… I guess with tape?
Thanks so much for your help.
Yeah you could use velcro or double sided tape. I actually used one of the motherboard stand offs. So mine is free floating and held to a single stand off by a screw. The tape or velcro is a better choice