5 TB server

Valentin Bud valentin.bud at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 06:50:44 PST 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 4:15 PM, Beech Rintoul <beech at freebsd.org> wrote:
> 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

 Of course the proper cooling is essential when we are talking about
this kind of
data storage capacity. I will have to check out for the cooled
insulated rack enclosures
you mentioned.


> Beech

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