Archive for May, 2007

Thecus 1U4500 Review: Rackmount NAS with focus on performance

May 10th, 2007 No comments

SmallNetBuilder checks out the rackmount Thecus 1U4500 which can hold four SATA drives.

Categories: Reviews, Thecus

2.5 *terabyte* hot-swap storage — for $730

May 10th, 2007 1 comment

George Ou over at has a blog post about adding a good chunk of storage to his computer. All that is needed to duplicate this is 3 free drive bays, 5 free SATA ports, and a power supply that can handle the extra 150 watts while the drives spin up.

Fast forward 15 years later, and I just bought 2.5 terabytes of hot-swappable SATA-300 storage for just under $730.

Categories: Chassis, Hard Drives, How-To

Comprehensive RAID Performance Report

May 10th, 2007 No comments

George Ou over at ZDNet has RAID benchmarks for various flavors of RAID, based mainly around the RAID10 and the Intel ICH8R RAID controller.

Categories: Benchmarks, Intel, RAID Cards

RAIDzilla: DIY RAID5 NAS with Attitude

May 3rd, 2007 1 comment

SmallNetBuilder walks through building a 16 drive RAID5 NAS with FreeBSD 6.