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Old Jul 26th, 2015, 06:47 PM   #51
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Good news, AquaAngel! Thanks for your pics BTW, very instructive. About your unanswered question:
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The other question that i have for you is, i disconnected the router see if that could still communicate between the Xserve and Xraid and found out the hard way that i get a Connection failure if i unplug my router, does it really need to be connected all the time or can it still be linked together without the router?
Nope, the router is handling the Xserves/ Raids dynamic addresses.
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Old Jul 26th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #52
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Good news, AquaAngel! Thanks for your pics BTW, very instructive. About your unanswered question:
Nope, the router is handling the Xserves/ Raids dynamic addresses.
Good to know. So if i buy a switch for the Ethernet cable that would go with the server rack and all, i can easily just put those cat5 on switches and it can still communicate?
As i'm looking for a server rack aka Cabinet.

as i sat in the office with the server and raid on for about 5 hours and my ears are still buzzing

unless one of you have one for sale with noise reduction at a good price? i'll take it
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Switches don't do dhcp handling. A dhcp server/router is needed.

A noise reduction cabinet will be huge $$$ good luck ! I refused to keep these running in my basement office and got synology nas units instead. Yes not enterprise quality but good enough !
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Stick to your Netgear router. As Jezzy says, a switch is not going to handle your DHCP.
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Old Jul 27th, 2015, 01:02 AM   #55
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Gotcha. Router it is

As for the server cabinet, it will have to be used. looking for a small one like a 12 to 14u. New ones are about 2000 bux, so definitely looking for a used one

Again, thanks for all your help fellas, we sure have a good story that ended up on a positive side
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Just remember that the Xserve are longer than standard servers. I think you will need 36" deep and 19" wide. Also see if you have the mounting rails for the Xserve and raid unit. They don't come cheap. Glad your up and running!
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SAY WHAT?????

LOL ya well, i love the server and all? but this is starting to get a little to loud for my taste now that it has been sitting in my office for some time.

My question for you all, can i swap that Fibre cable card onto my 2008 intel macpro? i can't see why not as it is the same year "2008" and run the server from my macpro instead? the Xraid is running really good so far and still looking for more drives, but i will have to find a IDE-SATA adaptors and run SATA drives from there.

Now with the adapter, can i run a 1TB SATA drive in all 14 bays? or the limit is still 750 GB?

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SAY WHAT?????

LOL ya well, i love the server and all? but this is starting to get a little to loud for my taste now that it has been sitting in my office for some time.

My question for you all, can i swap that Fibre cable card onto my 2008 intel macpro? i can't see why not as it is the same year "2008" and run the server from my macpro instead? the Xraid is running really good so far and still looking for more drives, but i will have to find a IDE-SATA adaptors and run SATA drives from there.

Now with the adapter, can i run a 1TB SATA drive in all 14 bays? or the limit is still 750 GB?

Thanks again guys
Never say we didn't warn you . Yes I'm sure you can run the fiber card in your Mac Pro. You would need to install OS X sever for the raid admin if I'm not mistaken.

Now.. You need to buy those adaptors ide to sata but you need to buy the 25$ ones and not the 1$ from eBay

Here's 1 company doing conversion kits

http://www.c3-xtech.com/SataUpg.pdf

Startech are the ones you need:

Validated response - #1)Apple Xserve Raid Tray adding IDE2SAT controller for HD SATA 2.5"

I'm not sure about the size limitation. Google it and you can find others that have done the sata conversion.
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Never say we didn't warn you . Yes I'm sure you can run the fiber card in your Mac Pro. You would need to install OS X sever for the raid admin if I'm not mistaken.

Now.. You need to buy those adaptors ide to sata but you need to buy the 25$ ones and not the 1$ from eBay

Here's 1 company doing conversion kits

http://www.c3-xtech.com/SataUpg.pdf

Startech are the ones you need:

Validated response - #1)Apple Xserve Raid Tray adding IDE2SAT controller for HD SATA 2.5"

I'm not sure about the size limitation. Google it and you can find others that have done the sata conversion.
I Believed you guys as i heard they were loud, but I didn't think it was that loud.

As for the server, i'll also swap the HDD from the Xserve into the Macpro which will become the server as all the apps are in there anyway.

As for the Adaptor? ya i will be getting the red adaptor card which is about 20-25 bux a piece. I have a Maximum of about 1500 bux that i can spend for the upgrade. I know I know, mac mini and all, but i need a lot of storage and mac mini is too mini for me to handle the amount of storage that i need
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Well.. For that kind of budget I'd stop now and get a Synology like I did.. I wouldn't go back. Silent, usb 3.0, esata, 15TB of storage in each of my raids.. and silent!!
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