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  • Hi guys,

    what are you thinking about this hardware 4 pfSense:

    Supermicro SuperChassis 813MTQ-R400CB

    - Mainboard          X10SLM-F
        - CPU                    Xeon E3-1220 V3 CPU, 3.1 GHz, Quad Core
        - RAM                  DDR3-1600, 8192 MB, ECC Unbuffered
        - HDD                    2x 1 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7.200 // with**GEOM Mirror
        - LAN                    2x Onboard + INTEL Quad Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4v2

    ??

    P.S.: I want to write a lot of log files.(Squid/Sarge…and some more...) So i don't know if an SSD is the right thing ?

    What are you thinking about this things?

    greetings Tom - need help



  • With this hardware it will be a real bomb! Powerfull enough to run ally things!

    • HDD - 2x 1 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7.200 // with**GEOM Mirror

    Go with an Samsung840 Pro 256 GB or a similar good one that is fast an supports TRIM.



  • @BlueKobold:

    With this hardware it will be a real bomb! Powerfull enough to run ally things!

    • HDD - 2x 1 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7.200 // with**GEOM Mirror

    Go with an Samsung840 Pro 256 GB or a similar good one that is fast an supports TRIM.

    Hi,

    is the paket processing slower with an hdd? (I write a lot of logfiles with squid/sarge usw…)

    What advantages has an ssd (except boot time) ?

    Greetings Tom.



  • Update:

    -use an LSI Megaraid 9260-4i instead of gmirror



  • What advantages has an ssd (except boot time)?

    Expecting that you are not only writing logfiles with the Squid Proxy server but you want to cache
    files with him, a SSD is speeding up massively things in pfSense.

    -use an LSI Megaraid 9260-4i instead of gmirror

    If this device is supported and you got a cache module and BBU for it, why not?
    Why you want to build a RAID inside of your pfSense firewall?



  • I would go with a single enterprise class SSD vs. a RAID array of spinners; no moving parts, less heat, better reliability, lower power usage, and longer runtime on UPS.


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