SG-1100 vs SG-3100 vs random box
I am looking at trying out pfsense coming from an edgerouter x and looking at the different boxes. This will be for my home so shouldn't be too stressed but learning so will likely want to have a few plugins installed to monitor traffic leaving the network to the wan. Also likely going to run ad-blocking as well as vpn. My current internet speeds are only 50meg but looking to switch providers for 400 meg. I was looking at the netgate boxes but the 1100 and 3100 do not seem to have a lot of memory which is where I know plugins tend to choke from what I have read.
Will an 1100 work just fine or maybe the 3100? Or do I just build a microbox with more memory?
Saw this referenced in the newsletter today and thought of this post:
I built a mini PC box a few years ago and have been very happy. It has 4GB and an SSD with some kind of Atom CPU(I think 4-core). It handles everything I have ever thrown at it and more. I recently bought an SG-1100 to use for another purpose and it's a far slower and the 1GB of RAM has limited some of the pfblockerNG configurations.
I do like the SG-1100. It's cheap and basic. No hardware config.