Dear list, i am currently deciding on hardware for a server at home which will manage my email (Mailtoaster), website, dns, dhcp and samba. It will replace 2 boxes. The load is currently average 0.4 on a Dual Pentium 3 800mhz (thats the old mailserver - FreeBSD 5.4) and the other is just a windows 2003 file/ad/dns server. So no need for a lot of muscle.
I don't want to buy the bleeding edge and not the most expensive stuff. I want reliable equipment which also doesnt generate a lot of heat and noise. (Picky, i know ;-) ) At the moment I have come up with the following: * Asus M2N with nVidia NForce 430 chipset * AMD Athlon 64 X2 EE 3800+ * 2 Gigabyte of memory (DDR2 800mhz) * Adaptec 390320D SCSI for systemdisks (3 x U320 15k drives (got these spare - better use them) * 4 x 500GB SATA 2 drives from Western Digital (Raid 5) I got the following questions; Question 1: is the SATA2 Raid 5 setup supported for the Nvidia 430 chipset? In my searches in basically all lists of Freebsd it seems there were "issues" reported? Question 2: Is the Hostraid functionality of the Adaptec card supported by FreeBSD? For windows boxes additional software is required, will it be supported out of the box by FreeBSD? Question 3: Nvidia Nforce5 is this supported by FreeBSD 6.2 and will I be able to build a RAID 5 set and use this in FreeBSD? I have seen emails in lists which show issues. Of course any suggestions regarding hardware is also appreciated. Many thanks for allowing me to use your bandwidth! Regards, Patrick _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"