[H-GEN] Rackmount boxes at home

Stephen Thorne stephen at thorne.id.au
Wed Sep 22 19:34:50 EDT 2010


On 2010-09-22, Benjamin Fowler wrote:
> So I guess my eventual solution will be building a NAS box with a bunch of
> drives, a dual-core Atom to keep it fast, cool and quiet, running FreeNAS.
> And maybe a fast server box on which to run my work stuff (and VMs if I
> absolutely need them).

Yep, sounds like an ideal plan. You may be tempted to attach the drives by USB
so you can have easy expansion, but my experience with this is you get this
tradeoff:

Pick 3:
 - slow
 - won't spin down when inactive
 - unreliable

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Regards,
Stephen Thorne
Development Engineer
Netbox Blue



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