|Perc6i RAID 256MB w/ SAS cables + BBU|
|DVD ROM + Cord|
|iDRAC6 Enterprise w/ SD Reader|
|Trays for every HDD|
|2x Xeon E5520 for 8C / 16T at 2.27GHz|
|48GB (12 x 4GB ECC Reg)|
|1x 146GB 15K Dell SAS Hard Drive|
|R710 – Set of rails||1||$40|
|QLogic QLE8152 10G / 8G CNA||1||$30|
I bought a Dell R710 with the following specs. Bought the H700 so I could throw in drives greater than 2TB, bought a set of rails to be able to mount the chassis into the server rack that I don’t own yet. The seller was offering a 10Gb NIC that I couldn’t pass up for $30. and I chose the LFF over the SFF because the bigger drives go on sale more often. After having purchased this device, I realized I should have done more planning. I originally had a 24 port edge switch but realized they don’t have SFP+ ports, and having spent the $30 on an additional NIC I’m determined to get 10Gb to my file server now. Having said that I still do not have a server rack although I bet I could get one in a pinch off craigslist. The one location in my house that makes sense for the server rack to go is a room adjacent to the laundry room – Currently the workbench room. The previous owners left us a workbench that has some outlets wired into it so removing the bench is a little more involved. I attached some photos of the outlets, but I will have to rewire the box. Before I re-wire and move where I want to move it I want to double check the output of these outlets also; make sure it’s wired correctly. After I do I can sawzall the bench out and free up so much more room for activities.
The pictures above show the wiring of the workbench.