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post #1 of 15
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Hey guys

I have a question:

Which would be the better processor for use in a FreeNAS box i'm building?
Things I care about are wattage and speed (for transcoding).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103873
AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core
$69.99

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103888
AMD Sempron 145 Sargas 2.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Desktop
$43.99

Since this is for a NAS drive, power/speed isn't my top priority. However, a dual core would be nice, especially if i can maintain 45W.

However, if i choose to transcode on the fly later, more power might be nice.

I don't know what to do. What is the likelyhood that the extra core would be unlocked? If i did unlock it, would I require a better-than-stock headsink to maintain stability?
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Also, using this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130295
MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
$64.99
post #3 of 15
Dual core would be better, it can do more multi-tasking than the sempron and should be less of a bottleneck for a NAS.

This is coming from someone who has previous experience with NAS drives smile.gif
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I'd recommend going for the Athlon II X2. Unlocking the Sempron is a 50/50 proposition. Difference in power consumption between the two particularly at idle is negligible. The Sempron should actually be sufficient for simple file serving and even software RAID-5 (not sure about RAID-6). However, you will be sorely limiting yourself by not going with a dual-core specially given the small price difference. If you care about transcoding, other options include Athlon II X3 and Athlon II X4. Both consume around the same power as the Athlon II X2 idle. Sure they'd use more power during transcoding but they'd also finish transcoding jobs faster.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 4/11/11 at 6:36am
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Transfer rates on FreeNAS are kinda slow..... I actually ditched mine and went to a file server and I'm much happier.
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Originally Posted by MrAMD_Fan;13083055 
Transfer rates on FreeNAS are kinda slow..... I actually ditched mine and went to a file server and I'm much happier.
Isn't FreeNAS technically a FreeBSD-based distribution geared towards file server use? Perhaps it would be more accurate to say you switched to a different OS or something?
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everything ive heard and read about freenas transfer rates:
the rate of transfer is limited by your nic and your network. if its slow, dont blame freenas. blame the equipment or your set-up.
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I had so many issues with my FreeNAS box that I finally retired it last week. The final straw was when the box became unresponsive and then when restoring the OS it refused to recognize my striped array. Fortunately I only lost 400GB of my 2TB of data (had just backed up most of the server the day before).

Speed with an Intel NIC was perfectly reasonable over a gigabit network (55MB/s reading from the server), but the connection was still too unreliable (sometimes it was 8MB/s, 2MB/s, or not available at all). WHS here I come. FYI, the server was with a single core AMD Athlon XP 3200. CPU usage never really exceeded 30%.
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post #9 of 15
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Thanks guys! i ended up getting the Athlon X2 instead of the Sempron.

You guys were SUPER HELPFUL!!
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate;13088871 
everything ive heard and read about freenas transfer rates:
the rate of transfer is limited by your nic and your network. if its slow, dont blame freenas. blame the equipment or your set-up.

I'm comparing the same equipment, and i actually used freenas for several years.... it was definetly freenas.... There is alot more to it than just what your network can handle. Just because your network is a gigabit network, depending on drivers, if the file has to be converted from one file system to another (NTFS to EXT3) etc... doesn't mean it will just transfer at the fastest rate. You need to do some more reading.....
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna;13084866 
Isn't FreeNAS technically a FreeBSD-based distribution geared towards file server use? Perhaps it would be more accurate to say you switched to a different OS or something?

FreeNAS is network attached storage and although it is based on linux, there is no OS per se. It is basically a way to share storage... A file server does so much more, whether it is linux or windows.......
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