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Small Net NAS overhaul project!

Hey SNB community. I am looking for some guidence on a overhaul project to my current set up. Right now my man NAS is a windows 2012 server using storace spaces.
I am not impressed and am planning to move to either freeNAS or Solaris (prob sol for ZFS.)

I have considered a number of different options, including throwing the t300 or Asus in the NORCO RPC-4224 case and getting some ibm m1015 SAS cards to doing a DAS setup connected to a VM server utilizing both box's.

At this point I need some advice my two main goals are cost and low energy consumption. I would like to keep cost low by reusaing as much hardware as possiable, at the same time I don't want a huge power bill.


WOL the VM server to only use when I need to do lab work. - great idea to me as I do lots of work remotly.
24/7 low power NAS

cooler but unessary - DAS like connection
FC or infinband connection between NAS and VM server.

Goals - may be repeated...
Use as much of my existing hardware as possiable - would like to save cost. ( low prority goal as I may just sell off T300)
Scalable - up to 30 TB in the future.
Thin Provisioning (so either ZFS or Storage Spaces)
Remote access options via SFTP - Prefer not to have seprate server for this.
Good profmance. ( main reason I am going this direction is beacuse I am not happy with storage spaces. I would probualy get better results with this on my older server tho! Issue is mainly because of RC 217 card.)
DNLA.... Currntly use servio, could just use CIFS or NFS tho. I stream to WD live.

All details on current enviroment are listed below.

Currently Own:

NAS + VM Lab box

Dell T300 w PERC 6/i
dual realtek nics. :(
24gb ddr2 ecc
Intel 5100 Chipset
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 3000 @ 2ghz

Storage array/contolers:
TowerRAID TR8M+B - 8 Bay - Sata
rocketraid 622 pci-e-2
1 x Rosewill RC-217 SATA II 4 Port RAID 0/1/5/10 PCI RAID Card - previous fedora nas - OLD -
Currently using this due to rocket raid 622 compatiablilty issues with storage spaces.

win7PC now - OLD NAS/VM box

1 x ASUS M4A78T-E
1 xAMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDX945FBGIBOX
old mem: 1x :CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
1 x Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply Memory
1 x CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1333C9

1 x 1TB samsung - need to RMA due to SMART.
2 x 750GB WDC blacks - inuse throughout house as backup drives
2 x 2TB Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632
1 x 1TB ST310003 40AS SCSI Disk
1 x 1TB ST310005 28AS SCSI Disk
2 x 3TB ST3000DM seagate
2 x 3TB Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 x OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Current server build 2012 Datacenter
1 x OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Previous desktop build win7 - limbo
1 x Kingston SSDNow V100 SV100S2/128GZ 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Previous server build 2008R@ on t300

Intel D2500CCE Mini-ITX Motherboard
4gb ram

tomato e3000 bridging
Wireline net
1 x TRENDnet TEG-S8g 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch
1 x D-Link DGS-1008G 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Desktop Switch
1 x ZyXEL GS105B 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology - in office lab
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