Photographer client upgrade
In August 2014 my photographer client decided that he needed another server to store the data from his 4k camera recordings. Silverstone had recently released a reasonably priced 8 bay case that can take a Mini-ITX motherboard. I built it with 4 6GB hard drives arranged as a RAID5 and set up the filesystem to match the RAID stripe width. This server was my first attempt at running SMB and AFP sharing from a system on a USB flash drive. The filesystem is read only, so that the flash drive does not wear quickly, with a configuration setup that is only rewritten when any settings are changed. This means that unexpected power cuts will not corrupt the filesystem and it is easy for me to upgrade the system, because I can just send over a new USB key to plug in. Below is a picture of the new case.