Opinion request about a file server

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Mon Jun 8 07:18:17 UTC 2009

> the onboard SATA sockets so I could increase our available disk space
> (4x500GB in RAID5 for data).
> However, a nice benefit is that the Core2 will compile world in 1/4
> the time, and user don't notice the server is 'busy'.

Core2 is actually only a bit faster per clock cycle than PIII, but you 
have 2 processors (cores) and much more cache and faster memory...

> SO, to the original question, yes that motherboard will work just
> fine.   What are you doing for system backups?  A single drive is not
> enough.  I recommend a mirror pair at least, and suggest a second box

why? it's a backup system not main system.

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