Post pictures of your storagenode rig(s)

Bottom PC is my NAS I built. I use it daily. I originally had a Drobo 5N but had to upgrade to a bigger chassis to hold more HDDs because they were beginning to be way to expensive to buy to upgrade the capacity. So I bought a 15 bay Rosewill RSV-L4500 chassis. I originally use the rosewill chassis for GPU mining at first but I made sure I buy a chassis that I can re-use for another purpose. Right now 13 bays are in use, 12 HDDs are in a mirrored storage pool for my own use. I do have a plan on adding more capacity to the NAS by a 2nd Rosewill Chassis and that’s with using SAS Expanders and Host Controllers, this way there is only a single server but I can add chassis of HDDs to it as needed.

My Desktop Gaming PC is the Top Chassis. I bought a rack because I needed to stack the computers in this corner, not much physical space in the room.

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Mind sharing where you bought the chassis? :slight_smile:

@selea I see you have HP gen 10 microserver ? Which os you are running on this server ?

It is the G8 actually :slightly_smiling_face:
I just run debian on it, I put a small SSD as boot device in the DVD-place thou

@selea yes gen 8 Sorry?

4x Odroid H2 and 4 x 4TB WD RED :slight_smile:

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Holy Hell man! that’s awesome

How are the Odroids working out for you?

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How upload looks like on my Laptop (wifi)

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@web4yougmbhch Can I ask, how you get this picture?

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No issues from my odroid HC2s so far. Which is good because I’ve got 10!

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Software is named etherape. Running on Ubuntu here.

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@web4yougmbhch Thanks a lot!
You inspire me for another challenge! :slight_smile:

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Wow, that’s quite something. How often do you water this plant?

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That’s a nice plant based storage solution. Looks like a pi 4 that has grown from just a single micro SD to two external hard drives. Interesting how the USB drive adapter cables branch out into two wires. I’m assuming you have root access to this machine?

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Yes, and it has great pot-ential. BTW it’s a cheese plant too.

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It’s a raspberry plant now

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My node:

  • Orange Pi Pc2
  • Armbian OS
  • 4TB Western Digital USB3 drive
  • Fiber-to-Cabinet broadband, up to 150Mbit/s (about 30Mbit/s upload)
  • 1000VA UPS (it’s the black box behind the board)
  • LEGO sysadmins (doing nothing most of the time, anyway, this setup is rock-solid!)

The UPS backs up the board (and few other boards) the Internet router, the wifi router and a network switch. My node can “survive” up to 4 hours without grid power.

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My infrastructure:

  • NAS based on a Rock64
  • 4TB x 2 WD USB3 drives
  • 2TB x 2 WD USB3 drives
  • 1000VA UPS
  • 1 k3s cluster (7 ARM based nodes)

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