How much memory/storage I should install



  • Hello community,
    I am currently working on building a pfsense box, and was wondering how much memory and storage I should install. For memory, right now I only have a 2GB DDR3 SODIMM, but eventually would like to install another 2GB. Would 2GB be enough to handle basic routing without VPN or IPSec running? For storage I have a 32GB SSD and a 64GB SSD. I plan on using one SSD as a computer lab OS, so I was hoping that I could get away with 32GBs. Would 32GB be enough for log files, or would 64 be a better choice? Thanks for your help!



  • 2GB will be more than enough tor basic routing/firewalling.  Memory comes into play when you start adding packages.  The basic system can easily run on 256Mb.

    https://www.pfsense.org/hardware/#requirements



  • Thanks KOM!


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