My disks are full.
[dan@knew:~] $ zpool list NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT system 27T 21.4T 5.57T 79% 1.00x ONLINE - [dan@knew:~] $ zpool status pool: system state: ONLINE scan: scrub in progress since Tue Jun 9 03:26:26 2015 12.9T scanned out of 21.5T at 98.1M/s, 25h32m to go 0 repaired, 59.92% done config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM system ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz2-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk0 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk1 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk2 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk3 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk4 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk5 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk6 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk7 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk8 ONLINE 0 0 0 gpt/disk9 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors [dan@knew:~] $
It’s time to build a new server. What better place to seek opinions than BSDCan1?
- This server will sit in my spare bedroom in my apartment. It must be reasonably quiet. This eliminates most rackmount cases.
- Unless reasonably priced, I’m buying consumer, not enterprise products.
- My goal is ZFS raidz3 storage, so I’m considering getting 11 HDD.
- I think 6TB drives are too expensive just now, so my preference is 5TB HDD.
- The above means SATA (as opposed to SAS).
- I will get a power supply which is quite over powered for what I’m using, because skimping on a PSU is rarely a recipe for success.
- The system will run FreeBSD 10.x, with ZFS as root-file system, with a beadm layout.
The starting point
The case: LIAN LI PC-A75 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower $175
The power supply: Antec TruePower Classic series TP-750C 750W $90
The RAM (x4): Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 4 x $68 = $272
This SAS RAID controller was mentioned. It’s an IBM – SERVERAID M1015 8CHANNEL PCI-E X8 SAS/SATA. 2 x $100 = $200
The harddrives I’m thinking of are the TOSHIBA PH3500U-1I72 5TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache Serial ATA 3.0 11 * $160 = $1760
Total cost (not including tax, possible shipping, various cables): $2827
From here, I’m not sure where we’ll go. I might order this tomorrow. I might wait and see. Recommendations and comments are most welcome.
1Full disclosure: I am the founder of BSDCan.