[Ukfreebsd] nice little storage server for 112GBP

Dr Josef Karthauser joe at tao.org.uk
Wed Jan 12 11:07:00 GMT 2011


On 12 Jan 2011, at 10:23, Mark Blackman wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:54:39 -0000, Jonathan Belson <jon at witchspace.com> wrote:
> 
>> Has anyone got any zfs RAIDZ benchmarks to share?  I'm quite interested in getting one of these to replace my Dell PowerEdge SC440 (cost me 99GBP direct from Dell!) due to the reduced size/noise/power and extra drive bays, but I was concerned the slower CPU might affect performance.  It would mainly get used as an SMB file store and IMAP server.
> 
> No benchmark, but on a gigabit network, during a time machine restore
> it was usually zipping along at 47 Mbyte/sec (i.e. 470 Mbit/sec) and
> bursting up to 92 Mbyte/sec at least once. These were 4 x Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
> hard drives.
> 
> So there's a rough sequential read data point for you.

Has anyone got a price point on the cheapest source for ram for this box?

Joe


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