Beleg Iâ - Hardware

I decided I really wanted to build a server running OpenSolaris with ZFS.  My main idea is to use it as a file server.

So, for about a month now I was contemplating the hardware I should use.  After reading a few articles, which I have conveniently miss placed, I decided to opt for the following configuration:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400.  Running at 2.8GHz, it uses Intel’s 45nm architecture. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L.  Micro-ATX board with a max of 4GB RAM (2x2GB), four SATA drives and very little else. RAM: Crucial 2GB DDR2 667MHz, not blindingly fast, but shouldn’t cause too many problems… Hard drive: Maxtor 500GB SATA2 running at 7200RPM with 32MB of cache PSU: Antec 380W, 80%+ efficiency.  Looking at a power calculator, I should be able to upgrade to the full four hard drives, max the RAM and still have some spare juice for a couple more fans Chassis: EV 4U rack mount beast!

The setup was composed for power efficiency, as well as being able to be upgradable later on.


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