[OT] Need advice on building a Storage Server
I would like to build a storage server. I have some hardware questions.
I don't know a forum where I will get intelligent practical questions
for this unusual task.
I'm envisioning adding 5-8 300GB or 400GB hard drives, a single gigabit
ethernet, a minimal mobo/proc/ram for strictly serving up files.
1. I've seen a "LanBoy" type case that can hold 8 internal 3.5" drives.
Mini ATX. Any dangers with running 8 HDs in a mini-ATX case?
2. Is there a mobo which can drive 8 HDs? Or will I need daughtercards?
3. How big a power supply should I get? 500W?
4. Is this going to be a heat / noise / weight nightmare?
Anybody's who's built such a monster and has recommendations, please
Thanks, and sorry for being OT.