[Soekris] net4801-50 as a file server
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Mar 29 17:09:24 UTC 2005
In message <424986B0.1060708 at lphp.org>, Antoine Jacoutot writes:
>Now, I have a question which might sound dumb but here it goes...
>I would like to use a Soekris box as a file server (samba+NFS). I looked
>at the mailing list archives and found out that the 2.5 HD "Hitachi
>Travelstar 7K60" might be a good choice for that. This server will be on
>24/24, is it possible or is it just a stupid idea...
>I'm looking for some feedbacks about that kind of configuration. Note
>that from what you could say, I might use another hard drive.
It depends a lot on how much work you will give the harddisk. Laptop
disks are not made to work constantly, so if your work is just a mail
server and a few files here and there for personal use, then it is
no problem, but if you put a lot of clients on your server the disk
will die much faster than you think.
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