[CentOS] Looking for a RAID1 box

Wed Jan 4 14:44:03 UTC 2023
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

After a lot of hours searching, here is what I am coming to....

3.5" 2-bay standard built just does not exist these days.  Pretty much 
everything is at least 4-bay.

the HP Proliant gen8 looks like a good deal, and only use 2 bays. Some 
models have RAID1.

9x9x10 case, not too bad.

The 1U setups end up being more as they expect them to be used for big 

Or I head over to Microcenter tomorrow (have to go anyway for a few 
items, 8mi away) and see what we can build.  They have a few 2-bay boxes.

One "enticing" aspect of the gen8 is one pair of drives, 1Gb, for the OS 
and another pair for the mail.

On 1/3/23 17:42, Robert Heller wrote:
> Just search for a 2-disk 1U x86_64 (Intel or AMD) system that has room for 2
> SATA drives (probably a pair 2.5" SSDs). Don't bother to search for RAID.
> Probably something like these:
> https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffsb&q=1u+server+&iax=shopping&ia=shopping
> At Tue, 3 Jan 2023 17:22:13 -0500 Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>> And I am just coming up empty on my searches.
>> My search foo has been really off, it seems.
>> On 1/3/23 17:13, Robert Heller wrote:
>>> At Tue, 3 Jan 2023 16:55:40 -0500 Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> Help?
>>>> I am looking for a box I can drop Centos or one of the spinoffs that:
>>>> Has RAID1 internal (not an external USB RAID thing)
>>>>        Can be software or hardware
>>> All modern Linux kernels include software RAID out-of-the-box.  This means any
>>> system that supports more than one disk that you can install Linux on
>>> (including CentOS) can be set up with Linux software RAID.  If you want
>>> hot-swap, there are various SATA hot-swap units than can be mounted in a ATX
>>> case with front 5" or 3" spaces.  A modern ATX motherboard with a AHA SATA
>>> controller will support Linux, including hot-swap SATA disks, including SATA
>>> connected SSDs.
>>>> small (4TB/drive fine) and low power
>>>> I plan to use it ONLY for email server.  perhaps iRedMail
>>>> I have spent a lot of time looking and not finding any such piece of metal.
>>>> All I find are NAS boxes with their own OS.
>>>> thanks
>>>> Bob (frustrated)
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