This is our storage server, at least for the moment. Our needs will evolve over time and so we’ll want flexibility, but we’re doing this companion article for two reasons: One, we’ll detail our setup. Two, and more importantly, we want to detail our thought process as professionals.
Our system is rather formidable to have been made from used, borrowed, surplus and specialty components. We ended up with:
* Dual Xeon X5670, up to 3.33ghz
* 12 cores (24 threads,)
* 192 gb ram
* 102 disk drives
* 10 gig Ethernet
* 4x1gb Ethernet
* Intel 750 SLOGs
* 2-3 gigabytes/sec streaming performance (internal)
* "Wiresepeed" on 10 gig ethernet.
…and more. Is there room to upgrade? Plenty! We could do one of those Xeon 2670 or 2690 builds for sure! More PCIe, more Ethernet! More SSDs! But for now, for our needs, we’re pretty well set we think.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://level1techs.com/video/level1-172tb-storage-server