With 10Gbase-T power consumption is a major concern. Here are our top picks:. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk. This is even if it is a single 10GbE connection to a 1GbE switch. If you just want to futz around to get a feel for FreeNAS and see if it might be right for your organization, then sure, spin it up on some cheap desktop HW and give it a try. Joined Aug 16, Messages 9, Thanks 3,

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This sort of thing happens often enough that the denizens here tell newcomers, very loudly and often, that one should follow the hardware requirements when purchasing and assembling a new machine intended for reliable, freeans data storage and access.

Joined Aug 20, Messages Thanks Not a big server. Commodity hardware has an unfortunate habit of failing in, shall we say, creative ways; your nlc machine for futzing around will die eventually, and probably take all the data with it.

Solving FreeNAS jails on a dedicated NIC

My suggestion would be to get an entirely different computer. We strongly suggest i or i based NICs. However, don’t expect such a machine to be reliable. Compaq, besides being really old 08 I’m sure is limited with a nicc nic and cheap everything. Can you please provide alternative for this? With 10Gbase-T power consumption is a major concern. The fact that it uses a thoroughly enterprise file system and it is free means that it is extremely popular among IT professionals who are on constrained budgets.


I wouldn’t even run windows on that. That is the direction you should be going. The Chelsio T cards are going to be the best bets for performance. Joined May 2, Messages 6, Freens 1, From this experience, we are going to keep a running log of the best FreeNAS hardware components.

This is even if it is a single 10GbE connection to a 1GbE switch. If you want a server, buy an actual server. In related to this bug i created a ticket These requirements do not come out of thin air, but are the results of hundreds of man-hours studying the debris from dozens of dead machines and irrevocably destroyed data pools. With that said, we have a few tips in terms of which network cards to use with FreeNAS: I had endless problems with the realtek myself; switched to all Intel.

The Intel XL card is going to be the lowest power of the group. Resources Latest reviews Search resources. Coming soon — we will likely update this with 25GbE and 50GbE options in the near future.

Forums New posts Search forums. I’m trying to implement FreeNAS OS in my network and after installing successfully i can able to login but some services are not running properly. Why does everybody want to take a desktop computer and call it a server or NAS just because of the operating system they load on it. You must log in or register to reply here. Here are our top picks:. You are almost guaranteed that any Intel NIC will work, but that is by no means the only problem with that system board.


We have heard work is ongoing improving performance above 40GbE and so we will issue top picks recommendations when the time is appropriate. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk.

Top Picks for FreeNAS NICs (Networking)

The Intel i is low single digit dollars in terms of cost and is a lower feature set 1GbE single port controller. Intel released a lower cost i part that we generally suggest sticking with the i over the lower numbered parts.

At STH we test hundreds of hardware combinations each year.