[OmniOS-discuss] OT: Similar hardware like MIcroserver Gen8

C. L. Martinez carlopmart at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 15:22:58 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Saso Kiselkov <skiselkov.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM, C. L. Martinez <carlopmart at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Thanks jimklimov, but my idea is not to use a microserver box due to
>> problems with SATA disks in AHCI mode under Gen8 series ... And Gen7
>> is too slowly machines ...
> Gen7 too slow for you? Didn't you say you're doing a home NAS? Don't
> underestimate the venerable MicroServer, it's plenty fast enough to
> saturate its Gigabit NIC, even while transparently compressing:
> https://www.illumos.org/attachments/822/lz4_compression_bench.ods
> (This is a set of ZFS LZ4 compression benchmarks I ran on my old Gen6
> MicroServer box, so a Gen7 is even faster than this.)
> Unless you're doing some serious compute or web serving I wouldn't worry
> about it. It's only 25W TDP, so you won't break the bank running the
> thing 24x7 at home, and it's multi-core and has HVM and ECC memory support.
> Cheers,
> --
> Saso

Thanks Saso ... I have discarded Microserver N56L due to the reports
provided by people in their blogs about poor performance with AMD cpu
using it with ZFS (most of them with FreeNAS).

But, if I buy a Microserver N56L, do I need to buy some additonal
storage adapter or it is ok with the default??

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