Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Fri Nov 14 14:34:31 UTC 2014

--As of November 10, 2014 9:57:02 AM -0800, Chris Maness is alleged to have 

> I am looking to replace a huge noisy old server that I have used for years
> for my home business.  Looking for something inexpensive and relatively
> small to replace it with.  Any recommendations guys/gals?  I was even
> thinking of buying a used laptop to run FreeBSD on and set it and forget
> it.  Not sure what options are out there as I have not put together a
> server in many years.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

The Netgate[^1] boxes are worth looking at.  Various cost/capability 
points, depending on your use.  The FW-7551 is especially interesting (I 
have it's predecessor, running OpenBSD, as my firewall - a more 'normal' 
use for it).  SATA, a small footprint, and fairly low power, with a CPU 
capable of running a normal FreeBSD install.  (Though you'll probably want 
a console of some sort.)

Daniel T. Staal

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