Netgate ADI RCC-VE Storage


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    I'm about to recommend a Netgate RCC-VE to a customer and am unsure about the storage.  Does the RCC-VE image behave like a nano or a full install with just the 4GB eMMC storage?

    If nano-ish, Is the eMMC storage subject to the slow write issue?

    Does the behavior change if installed on mSATA?



  • I'm about to recommend a Netgate RCC-VE to a customer and am unsure about the storage.

    You can go by the;

    • USB Port & Stick with NanoBSD
    • SATA DOM
    • mSATA

    If you will prefer to install on a SSD I would recommend to buy the board only, if this option is
    there and then go by this case extra for APU and SSD installations. APU case

    Does the RCC-VE image behave like a nano or a full install with just the 4GB eMMC storage?

    The eMMC storage should be really fine for a full install with many write and read cycles, but without
    installing the Squid!

    If nano-ish, Is the eMMC storage subject to the slow write issue?

    This is definitely and only for USB Stick installations as I see it right.

    Does the behavior change if installed on mSATA?

    This is more for a full installation together with squid and squid cache.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    @BlueKobold:

    I'm about to recommend a Netgate RCC-VE to a customer and am unsure about the storage.

    You can go by the;

    • USB Port & Stick with NanoBSD
    • SATA DOM
    • mSATA

    If you will prefer to install on a SSD I would recommend to buy the board only, if this option is
    there and then go by this case extra for APU and SSD installations. APU case

    Not going to recommend APU to this customer.  RCC-VE 2440.

    Does the RCC-VE image behave like a nano or a full install with just the 4GB eMMC storage?

    The eMMC storage should be really fine for a full install with many write and read cycles, but without
    installing the Squid!

    Yes. I get that. But does the ADI image behave like a nano or a full install?

    If nano-ish, Is the eMMC storage subject to the slow write issue?

    This is definitely and only for USB Stick installations as I see it right.

    The installation process doesn't matter.  It's whether it's nano or full-install.

    Does the behavior change if installed on mSATA?

    This is more for a full installation together with squid and squid cache.

    So if I have an SSD in an RCC-VE should I install the RCC-VE image or the full-install?

    I should probably just buy one. Atom 525 getting a little old anyway.



  • Not going to recommend APU to this customer.  RCC-VE 2440.

    Ahh no, my false, sorry for that!

    Yes. I get that. But does the ADI image behave like a nano or a full install?

    I you do a full install on the eMMC storage, either the SG units from the pfSense store or
    the RCC units from the netgate store, it will be like and work likes a full install on any other
    SSD or HDD.

    The installation process doesn't matter.  It's whether it's nano or full-install.

    I would even go with a USB pen drive and do then a full install, that is basing on a statement
    made from @jimp or @stephenw10 that the eMMC is really ideal for a full install and not the
    NANO one that is then after the installation marked as read only, but the eMMC storage is
    made for many write and read cycles.

    I was searching this thread a while and so I was repeating here a little slower, but I didn´t find the
    thread back.

    So if I have an SSD in an RCC-VE should I install the RCC-VE image or the full-install?

    The ADI image is prepared and pre fine tuned for the netgate and/or pfSense store units!
    So I would go even with them!



  • The eMMC has a normal full install on it.


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