@xaocs Not sure if it could be done but
if you could set it up as a Burst mining contract or similar and get it listed above such that it had the shortest payback period, then it would turn heads and do wonders for Burst and your asset at the same time. You have the technical know how and contacts to pull it off, plus the investors would be buying in Bitcoin, so the Burst price would not be affected by your setup costs.
the onboard GPU of the motherboard : H81 Pro BTC. it says it has a intel HD graphics onboard, I'm not sure which one, I think 4400/4600. And yes both of these, internal harddrives by sataIII, external harddrives by usb 3.0
@rds well like i said, its an i7 920, used parts i had lying around etc...
I'm assuming since you said laptop, you're running high capacity drives off USB. I have 15 drives in the 3-4TB range (usually refurb'd datacenter HGST), so i'm guessing 120-150w from drives and 90w from processor/mobo. 200w seems very "eco" to me... i'm running the whole rig for the power consumption of 1 current generation crypto mining GPU.
@Amoulier If you're doing serious video editing, then you probably want to be on Intel's x99 platform:
"For professional Premiere Pro users, we would highly recommend considering one of the "High-End" Core i7 CPUs like the i7 6850K, i7 6900K, or the i7 6950X instead of a more standard quad core CPU"
The problem is it looks like Intel will be moving to socket 2066 when they release Skylake-X and/or Kaby Lake-X, which should be soon, so wait for those to drop first if you can:
There's also AMD's new Ryzen chips to consider, which should also be releasing soon. If you can hold off on building a new rig for a month or two, then you should have a lot more and better options to choose from.
Also, super fast NVMe drives like the Samsung 960 Evo are really nice for video editing. They even make motherboards where you can put them in RAID.
@rnahlawi said in Disaster Enclosures:
@luxe Prefer SATA, USB hubs fail fast :)
Was thinking of this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESFEI2E/ref=twister_B016EMCDYI?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
Same card but $5 more but .99 cent shipping.
Great card, I use one with helium drives no errors, 8tb and 10tb drives
Right on target price 8 x 6Gb ports @ $49.99 It's an external controller, but I'm using one of them, just run the SAS Cables back into the chassis through the adjacent slot.
This one is over my $50 target, but 8 x 6Gb ports @ $65.
Expander card to convert your 4/8 Port card to a 24 Drive card, albeit @ 3Gb - $25
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