Hi I am setting up a file server for a small office (10 computers). My first attempt at this I used FreeNas. It was easy to setup and I like that the system is dedicated.
One downside of this method is that the write times are slower than I expected. I am using SATA2 drives w/ 8MB buffer on a 100MB network, but the write times I was getting was about 2.5GB per hour. I expected 5 GB in ten minutes. The mother board I am using has a built in raid controller, but I have never read about anyone having warm fuzzies using a built in raid card. I assume I could use a hardware raid with FreeNas and have it setup the CIFS and NFS systems. It is also nice to be able to boot from a USB drive. Another downside is that it is not easy to build and install scripts onto a FreeNas system. Can someone tell me if I am heading down the wrong path using FreeNas? Should I just use a hardware raid and install FBSD so I have access to the ports and and configure samba and nfs manually? I could probably work around the script issue if I could figure out how to get a fast raid with FreeNas, since I like the simplicity and the fact that I can upgrade the system very easily. Thanks for any input. -- Jim Freeze _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"