Im a new user of Stablebit Drivepool - I come from FlexRaid, and I droped FlexRaid because the license is tied to the hardware... so when I build this new home server, my FlexRaid license cant be used on the new system - well, I dont like this because on the last 5 years I upgraded my home server a lot of times.
This change was a good step because I found Stablebit Drivepool and this amazing software give me more control over the pool.
I use my home server for media streaming, using PlexApp. My wireless network is 802.11ac and with this server I can stream full hd content to 4 devices at same time with no lag. Here we use PCs, Roku's and iPad as client of PlexApp.
I build this new server last week:
Case Lian Li PC-D-8000
Board ASUS Z87-A
Intel Core i5 4440 - stock fan
Power Supply Corsair CS750M
nVidia GeForce 210
WiFi PCI-E ASUS PCE-AC68 802.11ac
Operating system disk Western Digital Blue 1Tb SATA 6Gb
LG Blu-Ray Burner
6 x Corsair Air Series AF120-LED 120mm Quiet Edition High Airflow LED Fan RED (sides)
4 x Fractal Design 120mm FANS (rear)
AsRock Sata Card 2 Ports (with this card I have 8 sata ports on server)
At this moment the server have 5 x 3Tb Western Digital Green - WD30EZRX - but I lost the trust on this model. From the 5 HDDs, the first one arrive dead - dont pass on SMART self test. After 5 months a second hdd show problems on read data and failure on SMART self test. Five HDDs, 2 failures in 5 months.
Last failure was 3 days ago - and StableBit DrivePool help me alot! I just removed the disk from pool and DrivePool evacute all data to another disk - good feature.
Next month, I will replace the greens for 8 x 4Tb Western Digital RED. Im holding this upgrade, maybe the prices drop with the new 6Tbs HDDs coming.
I dont take pictures of all hardware and inside the case - but have pictures of my system:
More pictures on gallery: http://postimg.org/gallery/1s3m38am/
Thank Stablebit for the great software!
Alvaro - Portugal