Server CPU requirements (Intel)
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April 4, 2013, 10:09 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Uxbridge, ON
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Have you looked in to FreeNAS at all? Setup is rather easy. XFS + RAIDZ is in my opinion a better solution than RAID5/6.
No I haven't. Know nothing of them either. I am completely stumped on whether to go with a Win 8, Windows Server Essentials 2012 or a NAS as a file server.
What is XFS + RAIDZ?
My "must have's" for the file server would be:
The ablity to team my LANs to have a min of ~2Gps transfer speeds.
Dropbox like functionality. Want to be able to have a folder or mapped drive of sorts so that everything on the file server appears and acts like its on my local drive regardless if I am at work or home.
Scalability. Either USB3.0 or eSata or whatever, just don't want to fill the server in a few years and then realize I have to buy an entire new setup to add addtional space.
RAID for increased read/write performance.
With both Macs and PC's
Access stored data by my iPhone or iPad.
Be able to back up the file server to CrashPlan.
The "would love to have's":
10GbE connection now or the ability to "upgrade" it later. (Having CAT6A run in my walls)
mSATA SSD Cache
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