[Ukfreebsd] nice little storage server for 112GBP

Mark Blackman mark at exonetric.com
Wed Jan 12 11:37:47 GMT 2011

On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:07:00 -0000, Dr Josef Karthauser <joe at tao.org.uk>  

> 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?

£123.59  inc. VAT* for 8Gb kit from Crucial UK

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