New file server along with a few specs.
New file server for the apt. I have decided to got with Open Solaris not for any other reason then to have full access to the ZFS file system. If you do not know anything about ZFS I suggest this wikipedia article, here. The total running capacity for the server is 3.6TB using 10 500 gig Seagate drives. Why only 3.6TB instead of 5TB well one 500 gig drives are only ~ 465 gigs and I am running the array in a mode called raidz2 which is very similar to raid 6 in its fault tolerance.
Other info on the server is a 15 hot swap drive bay Supermicro case with triple hot swap power supplies. A Supermicro Motherboard with an Intel processor and 1 gig of memory. For sata controllers I am using two of these also made by Supermicro.
And last the 10 500 gig harddrives.