[CentOS] Off-Topic: Low Power Hardware

Mon Jan 14 21:52:01 UTC 2013
Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at gmail.com>

On 01/14/2013 09:03 PM, John R Pierce wrote:

> On 1/14/2013 7:24 AM, Phil Dobbin wrote:
>> Looking at the specs for N40Ls though put me off because they're rated
>> at 150W. Or am I missing something here?
> that may be the PSU rating, but 55W active is more typical, and thats 
> with 4 3TB 7200rpm SATA drives.
> btw, those AMD Neo CPUs are no slouches, they seem quite a bit faster 
> than the equivalent Intel Atom processors.
> I have a N40L with 8GB ram and 4 x 3TB running FreeNAS off a 4GB USB 
> stick (internal), runs quite nicely.   8.1TB (binary) usable with ZFS 
> raidz...   its functioning as my home SMB and Media server, I get a 
> consistent 80MB/second reading/writing large files from a windows 
> desktop -> freeNAS using windows file sharing over gigE, thats about as 
> good as it gets (the SATA drive on my desktop formatted NTFS probably 
> isn't much faster).

Ah, thanks for that. I thought that it may be something along those lines.

In which case, for testing purposes, they'd be ideal; the drives I'd use
would be relatively small & the load would be
pretty minimal most of the time.

Much obliged.



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