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Difference between 3.5" and 2.5" SAS for home office server

Its extremely unlikely that a NAS or home server's going to be faster than local storage. You're better off getting fast local storage first if external disks are slowing you down. Your file server ...
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Smallest PC that can store 3.5-inch HDDs?

TL;DR: An Inwin IW-MS04, Fractal Design Node 304, or Silverstone DS380. For the purpose of this, I'll be pretty much sticking to 3.5" HDDs–both since that's in the question, and since 3.5" HDDs still ...
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Mini-ITX case with 10 SATA hot swap bays

TL;DR: Get an R510 instead of a case. If you already own a motherboard or need to buy new, get an RPC-4116 (if you need to buy new or prefer a cleaner solution) or a DAS and an LSI 9200-8e. Finding ...
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Home budget GPU server for scientific calculations

The Nvidia Quadro M5000 is a workstation grade GPU. It uses the same chip as the Titan X (a consumer grade card that costs around $1000) so it will perform about the same as the Titan X. The Quadro ...
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PC / server for running big data

What are main differences compared to building a desktop ? There isn't much differences between servers and desktops. For instance, Xeon CPUs are not always better than "simple" standards i7 (for ...
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Quiet/fanless computer

The more powerfull (TDP (thermal dissipation power) in watt) the computer, the more you need to cool it down. You can combine one or several of these: You can pick low energy components (CPUs). You ...
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How can I power SATA HDDs given this motherboard?

You're fine with your current hardware, just put the 520i into JBOD mode When Unraid says they don't support hardware RAID controllers, what they're saying is that they don't want you running RAID on ...
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Remote hard reboot

The specific model's going to dependent on the style of plug you have locally. Depending on your specific needs, there's two options. I've not used either of these personally (but I've been looking ...
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Low-Power Home Server

Your requirements sound similar to my home server, except that I went with an internal RAID-6 array -- so that's $400 in hot-swap bays, cases, and controller cards you won't need to spend. At the ...
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Ethernet to HDMI output

After some consideration I am going with Plex layered on top of FreeNAS, and using a Chromecast for the HDMI head end and using the Plex/Chromcast App on my tablet to perform the control.
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How can I create a rack with PCs

https://thehomeserverblog.com/home-servers/diy-19-server-rack-for-home-servers-and-or-esxi-vmware-lab/ Material List for D.I.Y. Server Rack 2 Pair of 20U Space Rack Rails — $45 (eBay) 4 2x4s – $10....
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What is a price efficient parallel number crunching server?

You're not going to do that much better just due to updated models of hardware. For instance, current RAM will probably be 2400 rather than 2133, and current Xeon/Epyc chips will offer more banks (6-...
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Xeon 2011-3 motherboards that support *unbuffered* (non-registered) ECC RAM?

It's not a board from a traditional server-focused manufacturer, but the Asus X99-WS/IPMI appears to meet your requirements: Single LGA 2011v3 socket supporting Xeon E5-16xx CPUs (you may need a BIOS ...
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Reading and activate/disable power of specific outlets

The terms you are looking for are outlet switching and outlet metering. Some PDUs do have this feature; many don't. For instance, Eaton PDUs contain six categories: basic, in-line metered, metered ...
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upgrade old personal Server hardware

I'll take a crack at this - please keep in mind I pushed for very high spec within the cost restriction, so if you're more interested in bang for your buck over the short term this might not be the ...
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Cheap PC with 8GB of RAM

If you are looking just for a PC without a monitor,speakers, keyboard...(considering you have those). Budget might go bit over the 270$ limit. This would be a perfect PC. You can also buy these parts ...
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Webcam which can upload to (or be accessed from) a private remote server without involving any proprietary cloud servers or a computer?

A webcam is not what you should look for. Webcams are simple devices, with a digital camera sensor and basic electronics for USB interface. They don't push anything anywhere. Instead, they allow a PC ...
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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

A. Gigabyte Tech Support asks you to contact them to obtain the Z390AORUSPROGA9.zip BIOS and apply it to your existing motherboard. See https://pastebin.com/uqYt3rmx for details of their response. I ...
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What should I buy as a personal server?

Raspberry pi is an option, but what I prefer is building a desktop pc, because its way faster and upgradable. If you don't need much power, you can get an athlon 3000G, a B450/A520 motherboard, and ...
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How can I power SATA HDDs given this motherboard?

The breakout cables are directional. If you choose to bypass the backplane, the forward breakout cable is what you need. You can search for the SFF-8643 (Host) to 4X SATA (Target) or forward breakout ...
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Small bussines Server

I will offer you to check those devices: Synology DiskStation DS918+, Qnap TS-453A-4G. They support all you want. If you have bigger needs for disk space you can check next models Qnap TS-653A-4G, ...
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Suggestions for storage pc

A Network Attached Storage (NAS) is something you may be interested in. There are several plug and play products available from companies such as Synology, Western Digital, etc. As well, there are a ...
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TS140 Lenovo ThinkServer i3-4150 CPU upgrade LGA 1150 i3-4150 to e3-1276v3 or e3-1226v3?

The e3-1276v3 processor is significantly faster. Here is link to openbenchmark of the i3-4150v3 and e3-1276v3 processors running pts/multicore benchmark http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1707040-KH-...
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Smallest PC that can store 3.5-inch HDDs?

A nas is not much different from a media server. It uses all the same parts. I haven't built many myself, so take this advice with a grain of salt. Other users will be more informed. What you want is ...
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Smallest PC that can store 3.5-inch HDDs?

5 TB you can get in 2.5". Like this one: http://amzn.to/2ArkWGg. And then you can use any of the mini-PC line. As for your question, there are some ASUS VivoMini PCs that support a 3.5" HDD. For ...
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PCIe SSD, SATA SSD or Hard disk drives for a 10-workers server?

First of all, impression as if stored on their own desktop is not something you will be able to get, unless files are very small. Accessing files via network is, of course, noticeably slower. Not much,...
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Dial-up hardware for server side

You don't want to break an E1 (or T1) into individual lines because you will loose the ability to negotiate speed above 33.6k. Make sure the device you get handles analog connections. USR gear did ...
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Recommended Computer/ Server for Statistician (budget $10000-15000)

This question was bumped by the Community user a couple of hours ago. Presumably user "gem" has either purchased a computer or is willing to wait. I'll try to provide a leading edge suggestion that ...
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System to format at least 10 laptop SATA drives

You're honestly better off just formatting each hard drive individually. It would probably take less time to format them one by one than to search around for a good deal on a 10x hard drive supporting ...
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6x Dual Slot GPUs on SM 2028GR-TRHT

It would help if you told us why you want the server; what your goal is. Even without this knowledge, I will be able to answer your question. Simply, no. The card doesn't advertise room for 6 GPUs. ...
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