[CentOS] Off-Topic: Low Power Hardware

Mon Jan 14 22:54:10 UTC 2013
Natxo Asenjo <natxo.asenjo at gmail.com>

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:03 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> 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).

+1 on the setup. ,I have it with 10GB ram (I found out that this ram
block: Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M1A1333C9 also works in the HP N40L, so in
theory you could go to 16GB ram, 8GB cost me €30).