5 TB server

Beech Rintoul beech at freebsd.org
Fri Nov 28 06:15:05 PST 2008

On Friday 28 November 2008 04:48:45 Valentin Bud wrote:
> Hello community,
>  I have to come up with a solution for a company that has as we speak
> 4 TB of data spread among 3 computers with lots of HDDs. Of course
> i've recommend
> them to buy a server for that storage capacity and for data organization.
>  I thought of going on the ZFS way (on FreeBSD of course) with some
> raidz. One of the problems
> is that the server will stay in their office so it has to be quite silent.
>  I honestly don't know what hardware to look for so if you have any
> suggestions i'm more than open to hear them.
> a great day,

You're going to need proper cooling regardless. Which is never "silent" If you 
can't locate the servers somewhere where fan noise etc won't bother anyone, 
several companies make "office quiet" insulated cooled rack enclosures. But 
AFAIK they are very pricey. Check on CDW


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