Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

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Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:54 am

Something just for fun ... :-)


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Putting together all the pieces.

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12 drive bays

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3 attachments for fans

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3 cooling fans

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putting all power/sata cables in place

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upper adjustments

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putting all hard drives in the bays

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heavy metal

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final installation

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my new computation server ... dual opteron, quad core, 32 gb memory, areca ML1130 12-port controller, 20 TB+

Works :)
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Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:56 am

Kick ass! :D
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Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:07 am

That's freaking awesome :lol:
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Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:09 am

Good stuff.
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Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:16 am

That is awesome! Just curious, what's the noise like? I would think with those drives sitting on the plastic they've gotta be a little noisy unless they're low speed...

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:31 am

I got an extra room with computers and printers, so noise is not a problem :)
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Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:42 am

This is really really cool - thanks for sharing 8)
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Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:07 pm

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Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:10 pm

I've been looking to get a little RAID box for my PC, something like this might be the way to go.

Awesome!
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Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:35 pm

quattro-x wrote:I got an extra room with computers and printers, so noise is not a problem :)


What kind of drives and controller are you running?
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Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:29 pm

I don't post that often but had to post to say that's brilliant, top marks for ingenuity :)

Now, about a case for the server? :P
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Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:36 pm

That is awesomeness piled on top of awesomeness!!!
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Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:28 pm

HAHAHA awesome.

I shudder to think of the vibration tolerance, but clearly this ain't that sorta project. Awesome job. :D
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Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:08 pm

That is one of the coolest things I've seen in some time!

I think your fans are pretty irrelevant and could be removed. But the rest is quite cool!
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Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:12 pm

continuum wrote:I shudder to think of the vibration tolerance, but clearly this ain't that sorta project. Awesome job. :D

That's what the packing foam underneath the array is for. After all, this entire rig looks to be open-form.
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Re: Building a HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Postposted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:43 pm

5150 wrote:
quattro-x wrote:I got an extra room with computers and printers, so noise is not a problem :)


What kind of drives and controller are you running?


Areca 1130ML 12 Port Sata Raid Controller with 256 Mb Cache, and 2 x 80 GB Fujitsu as system disks and 10 x 2 TB Hitachi as data disks.
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