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Date:      Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:43:34 -0500
From:      Paul Kraus <>
Subject:   Re: Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?
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On 11/10/14 12:57, Chris Maness wrote:

> I am looking to replace a huge noisy old server that I have used for years
> for my home business.  Looking for something inexpensive and relatively
> small to replace it with.  Any recommendations guys/gals?  I was even
> thinking of buying a used laptop to run FreeBSD on and set it and forget
> it.  Not sure what options are out there as I have not put together a
> server in many years.

You have not said what you are doing with the "home server"... I am 
using an HP Proliant MicroServer N54L to serve up 3 TB of net capacity 
running FreeBSD 10. I have two SSD for the OS (installed in an adapter 
in the optical drive bay), four HDD in the internal slots, and an 
external five slot enclosure. Total power is a max of 150w for the HP 
and an additional 50w for the external for a total of 200w. Not 
micro-power but very low for the capacity I am serving (the 3 TB is 
fully redundant using 3-way ZFS mirrors).

Paul Kraus
Co-Chair Albacon 2014.5

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