Objective: Purchase a new server for the archive. Reason: Our current server has run out of usable space, we have to rely on others and on unsafe cloud storage at the moment to continue to archive. What is this?: I'm collecting donations for this project separately from patreon, although that is the best way of continuous support. Server Brand: Quantagrid Model: D51PH-1ULH Bays: 12x 3.5" bays, 4x 2.5" bays. CPU: Dual E5-26xx V3 / V4 (Will probably use Dual E5-2603, Six cores, 12 threads. 1.6Ghz) RAM: 16 Slots x 2400/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz DDR4 RDIMM (Will probably have 4x 8GB sticks for 32GB ram.) Power Supply: 700W Redundant SAS Controller: LSI 3008, 12GB SAS (both SAS and SATA) Price: $1750 ~ with Dual E5-2603, 32GB Ram. - Better deals may be available at time of purchase. NOTE: The current server uses a C2750D4I motherboard, 32GB of DDR3 ram, and has an Intel Atom C2750 (8 cores, no hyperthreading. 2.4Ghz) Hard disks: 12x HGST 3.5" 12TB HDDs. Price: $450 per disk, $5400 for all 12. - Disk prices vary, will look around. NOTE: We will try to make sure to get drives that have the proper manufacturers warranty. HGST has a 5 Year warranty policy against dead drives. Extras: A 2.5" SSD for a boot drive, $60 A 2.5" HDD for a backup of boot drive, Free A USB 3.0 thumb drive for always-plugged-in recovery, Free Total storage: 144TB *not counting boot drives or extra 2.5" disks / flash drives / USB 3.0 externals. Total usable: 90TB~ (1 ZFS-3 array) 12 drives, 3 drive failure over all, 25% failure acceptable. Note: The current server uses 3 x 8TB drives without raid, for a total capacity of 24TB, 21TB usable. No redundancy, and 0% failure acceptable. Total price for parts: $1750 + $5400 + $60 = $7210 USD Already donated to the new server project: ZizzyDizzyMC: $1500 (Set aside, more may be available pending own dental work.) Anonymous: $1000 Daniel: $500 Anonymous: $150 Patreon helps cover the monthly expenses of running the archive. We currently have enough (projected) to pay for the monthly hosting cost of both servers. This may change pending a new quote from my colocation provider. Ways to donate are below, bitcoin is also accepted but you'll have to contact me. If you donate via paypal, please leave a note. Contact me at ZizzyDizzyMC#1404 on discord if you'd like to be recognized for a crypto donation, or to obtain the BTC address. Large donations should be planned - If you wish to pledge ahead of time, contact me.