Project Idea - RockPro San version
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i love the RockPro64 so much, its one of the best things ive ever used.

everything pine makes is amazing.

what i did with my rockpro64 was create a San for sopinecluster thats running kubernetes.

i got 30 HDD bays hooked up to it for storage providing NFS to my cluster. currently i only have 50TB of usable storage on it. i love how fast and energy efficient having this set up is, at full tilt im pulling 80w from the wall, which is much better than the 400W im pulling from the old primary san.

i have software running OMV with openISCSI going as well. 

heres all the HDD's i got so far:
sda            8:0    1 931.5G  0 disk 
sdb            8:16  1 931.5G  0 disk 
sdc            8:32  1  7.3T  0 disk 
sdd            8:48  1  7.3T  0 disk 
sde            8:64  1  7.3T  0 disk 
sdf            8:80  1  7.3T  0 disk 
sdg            8:96  1  7.3T  0 disk 
sdh            8:112  1  7.3T  0 disk 
sdi            8:128  1  7.3T  0 disk 
sdj            8:144  1  7.3T  0 disk 
sdk            8:160  1 223.6G  0 disk 
sdl            8:176  1  2.7T  0 disk 

i would highly recommend creating your own san out of the pine pro, the only issue is theres no 10gb Nic, but ill probly be adding on here shortly to make it EVEN better. 

happy prototyping!
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How did you connect so many HDDs to it?
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i used a marvel based sata controller with sata multiplier capabilities, then i made some dirt cheap BP's that use another marvel chip to multiply one sata connection into 5.

then i used a 3D printer to create enclosures and some fan shrouds to go in between and used an off the shelf PSU to power it all.

you can vary this design a bajillion different ways, you can buy a LSI controller and an old server BP and accomplish the same thing. if enough people want it, i can probly post it on someplace for people to download the STL's and such.

not really sure much would be interested in it, but as a datahoarder it was a very cost effective bulletproof and silent solution for me.
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(08-09-2020, 10:34 PM)Jamesthetechie Wrote: i used a marvel based sata controller with sata multiplier capabilities, then i made some dirt cheap BP's that use another marvel chip to multiply one sata connection into 5.

then i used a 3D printer to create enclosures and some fan shrouds to go in between and used an off the shelf PSU to power it all.

you can vary this design a bajillion different ways, you can buy a LSI controller and an old server BP and accomplish the same thing. if enough people want it, i can probly post it on someplace for people to download the STL's and such.

not really sure much would be interested in it, but as a datahoarder it was a very cost effective bulletproof and silent solution for me.

Thanks, I get the general idea.
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