Posts Tagged ‘Seagate 7200.11’

Mixing 7,200rpm and 5,400rpm “Green” hard drives in RAID 0

The question of whether or not one can mix 7,200rpm hard drives with 5,400rpm (5,900rpm or other speed) “green” drives in RAID is one that I get asked constantly. My general advice is to not do it. While testing the...


The Big WHS - Two Main Chassis on Display

The Big WHS: May Update 60TB Edition

The Big WHS was originally supposed to house approximately 30TB of storage when the plans were first detailed on an Excel spreadsheet BOM in December 2009. This was a big upgrade to my first DIY Windows Home Server box that had...



The Big WHS Update: Sorting Controllers and other Issues

Just as a quick update to those who are following this build. Some adjustments have been made ove the past week. First, I finally decided that 32 ports from two Adaptec 31605’s would first off be slightly less than I had ...


The Big WHS Update: Prepping the Old System and New Parts

Just as an update. I installed the second Adaptec 31605 today, filling all 16 ports with 8x WD Greens, 6x Hitachi 2TB, and 2x Hitachi 1TB drives. There is an additional 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 being used as an OS drive. That̵...



The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server (Part 2) Hardware Selection

First off, this is not a typical WHS build, and it was not meant to be. For the majority of users, a HP MediaSmart (by far the WHS to get if you do not DIY the build) is the way to go. For my purposes, I have seen a consistent,...


The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server (Part 1)

About 10 months ago I decided to enter the world of the Windows Home Server. My storage arrays had outstripped my Cosmos S’s capacity, and running multiple controllers for all of the SAS drives as well as SATA storage be...



Dell Perc 5/i Raid Controller: Cheap Raid 5

Introduction For Small Business Servers and home servers, one thing becomes apparent, the need to use raid with large data sets. Raid 1 and software mirroring technologies like Windows Drive Extender are too cost ineffective fo...


7200.11 1.5TB Raid 5 Benches on a $120 Perc 5/i 512MB

Although more will follow, here’s a quick glimpse of what a cheap, but quality hardware raid solution can do with cheap, and large SATA drives in Raid 5. Keep in mind that the Perc 5/i uses the old IOP333 CPU clocked at 5...



7200.11 1.5TB on ICH10R in Raid 1

Two 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 drives on the ICH10R in raid 1 make a nice setup. The ICH10R is an on-board semi-hardware raid controller making it a very cheap option to use in any home server. The Seagate 1.5TB drives are one of th...