Search results

  1. D

    Advice on new rouer for 1 Gbps service

    You most likely want to have a look at an ARM-based solution, anything using IPQ SoCs should do fine for instance.
  2. D

    Building a (low cost) Linux-based ZFS High-Availability Clustered NAS

    Many hardware vendors supports FreeBSD, I don't think anyone running ZFS would advice you to use Linux but oh well... There's a recent presentation about how gandi.net uses FreeBSD and their infrastructure and why they choose that OS. BSDCan2016: FreeBSD based high density filers Napp-it is also...
  3. D

    Building a (low cost) Linux-based ZFS High-Availability Clustered NAS

    You probably want Solaris and/or FreeBSD for this but oh well ;-)
  4. D

    Need an advice

    I'd avoid the Evo at all costs but oh well ;-)
  5. D

    Asus RT-ac66u 100% cpu, no clients

    Do a factory reset?
  6. D

    Need an advice

    Marvell controller, preferably MLC instead of TLC memory. Proven and reliable combination. Crucial MX200, Plextor SSDs also comes to mind if you're on a budget.
  7. D

    Should I get a Drobo or Synology?

    At least in .eu they have quite a bit more powerful hardware at the same price as Asustor. Keep in mind that if you're going to mix HDDs sizes you can pretty much forget about redundancy in a sane manner at least.
  8. D

    Should I get a Drobo or Synology?

    I'd say that you should also checkout Asustor, avoid the J-series by Synology and drop Drobo.
  9. D

    Configuring the main router to use the VPN service

    Juniper had a really good tutorial but it got closed down :-/ //Danne
  10. D

    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Not really unless you want faster wifi.
  11. D

    Differences between SIL3114 vs. SIL3124 -- can the latter run 4TB drives?

    Well, I do know that the SiL3114 are plauged with data corruption even on smaller HDDs if you use more than one channel at a time (that's a very nice design bug) . The SiL3124s aren't much better, also... it's going to be really slow and PCI isn't going to help. I'm recommending PCIe because no...
  12. D

    30+TB of data in NTFS, yet NAS only supports Btrfs/EXT4...

    It's hackable but it's not a good idea in the long run.... Asustor (better bang for the but than Synology and QNAP in most cases) supports NTFS out of the box from what Google tells but I would recommend you switching to a native filesystem. FreeNAS has the same "issue".
  13. D

    Current sweet spot for 1TB SATA?

    MX300 is probably the best one in the long run, Marvell controller and Micron flash.
  14. D

    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Slower than the Fitlets (they are slightly more expensive) however you'll be more than fine with a MIPS or ARM box which most likely will perform better. Not to forget, warranty is a concern if you order overseas.
  15. D

    SFP+ question

    No idea what OS you're going to run but at least on FreeBSD Chelsio is preferred over Intel especially if you're looking for performance.
  16. D

    POE Switch For School

    Zyxel if you want a good value switch that's reliable and overall have a decent interface and performance, HP (2000+ series) if you want premium.
  17. D

    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    You want to use LEDE (which is a continuation of OpenWRT) and anything supported that uses Atheros MIPS CPUs works pretty well, they are however getting dated nowdays. Mediatek MT7621 is a much nicer SoC, otherwise I'd have a look at QCA based ARM-boxes (IPQ****).
  18. D

    Configuring the main router to use the VPN service

    In general, load the VPN service tell the firewall to route packets going to/coming from X via interface Y (VPN). I have no idea how you do that in Tomato as I do not use it.
  19. D

    Differences between SIL3114 vs. SIL3124 -- can the latter run 4TB drives?

    Avoid both like the plague, if you want a cheap adapter go with ASM1061 that actually works decently.
  20. D

    Configuring the main router to use the VPN service

    Any decent firewall/router can do this
  21. D

    Which Gigabit Switch

    Zyxel GS19**-series
  22. D

    Need help picking a good Blu-Ray burner, or telling if mine is even broken

    From what I can tell (and what I came to conclusion last time I checked) Pioneer > LG all day. BDR-2209 shouldn't be too hard to find in the US.
  23. D

    D-Link Port Forward Issue's

    Hughes Net Satellite Internet, you're not going to see low pings no matter what you do. The rest is up to the ISP regarding routing and peering.
  24. D

    Analog fax machine over network?

    Doing FAX over VoIP is a pain and dodgy at best, either buy a service or tell them to use e-mail. As someone said, it's 2016.
  25. D

    POE switch

    Zyxel are solid, make sure the follow 802.3af or 802.3at and not using UBNT own proprietary crap...
  26. D

    Wireless Access Point Recommendation

    I run a bunch of TP-Link WDR3600 based APs (LEDE project firmware) and they are all very reliable and most users have Apple phones and/or tablets, 11n however.
  27. D

    Cheap SATA controller that will not bottleneck?

    That board is based on a very old Marvell controller, the M1015 (LSI 2008) is much faster but it's getting dated. LSI SAS 9207-8i Storage controller- 600 MBps LSI SAS 9300-4i Storage controller- 4800 MBps 9300-4i is using a faster chipset but it also "only" carries 4-ports, keep in mind that...
  28. D

    Need router help and recommendation

    In that regard you have to "rely" on Open Source, there's no hw manufacturer unless you have a contract that'll provide what you're asking for. pf/opnsense will most likely be overkill and/or a waste of money, grab a MT7621 based box and you'll be fine even if you get the 300Mbit service. As...
  29. D

    How do I best secure my home based server?

    You probably want to sandbox it somehow, best would probably running it as VM with your current configuration.
  30. D

    What's an ideal SSD for Handbrake conversions on an hourly basis??

    @ SomeGuy133 Thing is I have no idea what you're getting at... There's no brand that has all components in house why it matters is beyond me but whatever.
  31. D

    What's an ideal SSD for Handbrake conversions on an hourly basis??

    You need to define design, there's quite a difference between designing a product (ground up) and having all components in-house.
  32. D

    What's an ideal SSD for Handbrake conversions on an hourly basis??

    I'm not sure what you're getting at, they do assemble their own SSDs.
  33. D

    What's an ideal SSD for Handbrake conversions on an hourly basis??

    Indeed, Liteon is not one of those....
  34. D

    What's an ideal SSD for Handbrake conversions on an hourly basis??

    Plextor (Lite-On) makes lots of SSDs....
  35. D

    What's an ideal SSD for Handbrake conversions on an hourly basis??

    Encoding is slow so anything will do unless it's ancient. MLC > TLC irregardless of manufacturer, I would also rate Marvell controllers more "proven" than most other brands. In general I'd say that is a very good deal. Amazon.com: Plextor M6 PRO Series 256GB 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive...
  36. D

    Need recommendation on low power 24 port switch with 10gbe ports

    Have in mind that MikroTik is cheap for a reason, the backend is quite a bit slower than more expensive models. Having a quick look at the forums it seems that you should be a bit careful about this switch as it lacks what you'd expect as basic functionality, if you're all fine with that I...
  37. D

    How dead is my SSD and can it be recovered

    Not really unfortunately
  38. D

    USB Flash Drive vs. Cheap SSD

    I'd personally take Marvell over Silicon Motion, Phison or jMicron any day of the week but it's just me.... ;-)
Top