Help HWBOT development through Pledgie

Help HWBOT development through Pledgie

Click here to lend your support to: HWBOT Server Storage Upgrade and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !To make the HWBOT donation system a bit more transparent, we have decided to set up an account at Pledgie.com. This website allows us to create campaigns (or projects) to which people can donate. This means that whenever you make a donation, you will know what the donation is used for and this give you an insight in how you have contributed to the development of this site. Our first Pledgie-campaign is to upgrade the storage of our main database server. More info inside:

HWBOT users are always keen on sending along pictures of their overclocking system. Of course, the HWBOT staff applauds this as those pictures definitly make browsing through the results a lot more enjoyable. The downside is, however, that pictures take up heaps of storage space.

To make sure storage doesn’t run out soon (95% mark has already been reached), HWBOT is investing in a new set of storage drives. If you wish to, you can help the development of HWBOT by donating for this cause, which helps us in securing the financial side of the site.

Storage upgrade contains:

2 x €80: Western Digital Caviar Green 2000GB, 64MB Cache, SATA II (WD20EARS)
2 x €65: DELL Hot Swap HD-Caddy SAS SATA PowerEdge R410

Total cost: €290.

Thank you very much for your trust and support!


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Belgium HybridChiller says:

against wich time you need that upgrade ?

United States steponz says:

Pretty cool idea..

Belgium richba5tard says:

Chiller said: against wich time you need that upgrade ?


Disk storage use is currently at 99%, so I need to clean the disks daily in order not to run out of space.

I think we will run in serious troubles early januari if we don't add disk space.

Belgium Teemto says:

Donation done.

Czech Republic Aerou says:

Donated, one of my fileservers is at 96%, I know the feeling. I just would wish for other than WD Green drives

Belgium Massman says:

Aerou said: Donated, one of my fileservers is at 96%, I know the feeling. I just would wish for other than WD Green drives


Any good alternatives?

United States steponz says:

Ebay san solutions?

Be surpised on how many companies go under and put there solutions up there...

Czech Republic Aerou says:

Massman said: Any good alternatives?


Depends. I didn't try all the drives that are available of course. But I did have problems with WD 1,5TB Green drives. Saw a lot of bad words on the 2TB ones.

Also depends if you RAID them.

I don't know if you are going to need 5400rpm drives becasue of heat and them being enclosed in something, but I can say, that since 320GB drives, none of Hitachi have failed me . Taking into account 12 Hitachi DeskStar 7K2000 (HDS722020ALA330), running half a year none-stop, error-free. But they are 7200rpm and well-cooled.

On the contrary to that, a ton of Seagates and Samsungs I had failed me - sectors, heads, electronics, ...

In short, in the area of desktop drives, I think Hitachi offers higher quality - meaning durability, lifetime, etc.

Germany der8auer says:

Teemto said: Donation done.


+1 :)

Belgium Massman says:

Thanks guys! This is SO much appreciated!! :)

United States Gomeler says:

I wonder if moving to AWS would make things easier for you guys? I don't know if it is a server, datacenter or routing issue but it seems lately HWBot has been unreachable.

says:

please guys donate to "Hey Plaiser"

we need him!

Russian Federation Nazar says:

richba5tard said: Disk storage use is currently at 99%.


Thats why I'm loosing boints everyday :D
Made donation ;)

Belgium richba5tard says:

Gomeler said: I wonder if moving to AWS would make things easier for you guys? I don't know if it is a server, datacenter or routing issue but it seems lately HWBot has been unreachable.


AWS is really, really expensive once you have a certain amount of traffic. It's ideal for low traffic, high uptime sites.

The added disk space is crucial, but I will also look into additional processing power and memory. The data connection itself seems to be not a problem, when I was in Australia the site loaded very swiftly, and it's 17.000km from the datacenter. :)

Italy Iron says:

Donation done. I gathered donations through hwproject.net team so I would like to thank them even if only my name is displayed in the donors list :) Gogo guys, 290euros milestone is not far away :)

Germany der8auer says:

Go on guys only 25€ left :)

Very strong community i've to say. Very nice to see!!!

Belgium Massman says:

I'm smiling from ear to ear at the moment :).

France Clem75013 says:

Donation done ;)

Netherlands Drucchi says:

Here you go, last bit is on me!

Germany der8auer says:

5€ over the goal \o/ Nice guys!!!

Belgium richba5tard says:

Ordered: 4x 2GB DDR3 ECC 2x Samsung Spinpoint F4EG HD204UI 2TB 1x Intel Xeon 5506 1x Supermicro SNK-P0037P 1U cooler 2x Drive brackets for Dell R410 :)

Belgium jmke says:

nice people from Dell, they throw in memory and CPU when you order disks? :p

Christian Ney says:

Done, even if it's already ''Over Goal''

Czech Republic Aerou says:

richba5tard said: Ordered:
4x 2GB DDR3 ECC
2x Samsung Spinpoint F4EG HD204UI 2TB
1x Intel Xeon 5506
1x Supermicro SNK-P0037P 1U cooler
2x Drive brackets for Dell R410

:)


Cool, wish you that the F4 drives will work well

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