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Date:      Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:03:48 -0600 (CST)
From:      "Valeri Galtsev" <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu>
To:        "RW" <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?
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On Mon, November 10, 2014 2:43 pm, RW wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:17:26 -0500
> Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>
>> Chris Maness <chris@chrismaness.com> writes:
>>
>> > On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Colin Barnabas
>> > <colin.barnabas@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> The Raspberry Pi B+ would be hard to beat in terms of power
>> >> consumption (500 mAh). Could comfortably run a web or file server
>> >> (512 MB RAM) for a home
>> >> business. Not sure on the state of FBSD ARM though, if you're
>> >> intent on running FBSD on the thing.
>> >>
>> >> http://www.adafruit.com/product/1914
>> >>
>> >>
>> > I thought of that for a Linux server running JNOS, but I think I had
>> > something more traditional in mind, so I could just restore the
>> > dumps of the old server, and be up and running in short order.  I
>> > am currently working on my masters in physics, and spare time is in
>> > short supply.
>>
>> Keeping a drive running dwarfs the power consumption of a small
>> motherboard anyway. I would switch to an SSD for my own home server,
>
> The system would have to be *very* low power for that to be true. A
> typical 2.5 inch drive intended for laptops uses about 0.7W just
> spinning and <3W  in constant use. Most home servers spend most of
> their time idle, so even a desktop drive can average about 4W (even
> without allowing it to spin down).
>

Just to add other options... I used these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856102002

(but it is like barebone, you will need to add memory, mSATA SSD as
storage to it, and you can add Wireless card as well).

Valeri

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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247
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