Minisys Atom E3845 or Qotom i34005U



  • Hi, im new to Pfsense. Reason is because im searching for a more advanced router for my home network for a 100/100 fiber connection.

    I have been reading the "Unofficial Qotom hardware" topic and it has it`s pros and cons. As an alternative for this piece of hardware i have found the Minisys Atom with the E3845 (AES-NI) chip because it seems to use less power than the Qotom i3 and should get less hot.

    https://goo.gl/bXfWSi

    Has anybody tried one of these? Are the specs good enough to run pfsense for home use?

    Thnx



  • The E3845 is quite old. I'd go with the i3. Temperature-wise it doesn't really matter all that much.



  • @thashen4:

    Hi lamjanus,

    I hope you doing quite well I have found that the E3845 (AES-NI) is an effective cause it uses less power and the temperature of the processor can be used at -40°C to 110°C  which makes it very agile and robust to use in different conditions. the Qotom i3 is quite expensive and I do not recommend it and I have similar device which I have Pfsense 2.4.0 and it runs quite fine

    https://www.pondesk.com/product/Intel-Atom-E3845-4-LAN-3G4G-HD-Fanless-Firewall-Router_MNHO-048

    If he is going to run a device at -40 or 110 he is going to get one from a reputable western supplier I bet. The E3845 has no upside in this case.


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