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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:35 pm 
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Hi, Looking to build a new WHS 2011 box to replace my WHS V1.

I have a standalone NAS box, Thecus N3200PRO, that I was wondering how it could be used with the new build. I currently do not use it.

I was thinking about buying an HP Proliant MicroServer but I want to use RAID 5 which it does not support. I also have no issues with building my own and have it priced out as well.

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How can I use this Thecus NAS with my WHS 2011?

Can I put one drive in the WHS 2011 box for OS then connect the NAS via ESATA and use it like the drives were installed?

If this is possible I could build a very small WHS box and leverage the NAS for storage.

I am looking at i3 options for WHS also. Is this a good CPU for WHS?

I also am looking at AMD Fusion APU options? Any thoughts on this processor?

Thanks in advance....

Paul


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The Thecus is a network attached storage device, it cannot be direct attached to your server. You can use the Thecus for storage and a small WHS box for computer backups but you'd then have two servers to access and maintain. You're likely better off building a server with a RAID5 card if you want to use it that way.

i3 is a fine CPU for a server, I think the APU might be overkill since you don't need the graphics features but the price points are pretty good on the Llano's. Check out some of the other builds in this or the WHSv1 forum for more discussion on hardware choices.

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I agree that you don't want to use two servers with such overlapping functions.

Can you setup the NAS to be a Server Backup repository of the WHS?


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