Recommendations for NAS cpu/board

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by tangoseal, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hello folks,

    I was wondering if you would mind dropping some recommendations for a new board and chip for my NAS refresh.

    I am running a socket 2011 Xeon E5-1620 3.6ghz quad core with 32 GB DDR3 ECC Registered over FreeNAS ZFS. I am using a Supermicro motherboard. I love having IPMI. Not having to have a local console crap hooked up.


    My goals for refresh since this machine is 7 years old.

    -At Least handle my 8 spindles (this one does with ease)

    -Run Plex and do a good job and transcoding

    -save a lot more energy than this old chip uses. Low idle power, not much power under use, i.e. I was looking at ATOM based 12 and 16 core but those are very expensive.

    -ABSOLUTELY must have ECC for ZFS

    -Can I possibly use my DDR3 ECC I have now? Without having to get the latest and greatest DDR4 over priced crap?

    Thanks
     
  2. Abula

    Abula Gawd

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    I personally would just keep what you have, and wait for memory to drop down before rehawling your server.

    Plex will need a decent cpu to do the transcoding, and really depends into how many streams and the media into how it was encoded, atoms can do some transcoding but even multicore atoms have low passmarks that usually what plex users use as benchmark into how they will be able to hardle the transcoding.

    I would suggest to ask your same question in the plex forums, they probably will give you a better pov into how much cpu power or what options you might have, personally i would still keep the server as it is and wait a little more for ram to lower.
     
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  3. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    Great points and thank you