1 post • joined Saturday 17th November 2012 20:18 GMT
Re: I don't get NAS boxes...
"Your i3 running full windows with all those drives will draw hundreds of watts, these devices are typically draw 25-50.
So lets say yours runs 300w, 24/7 all year. That's 2682 Kwh."
I have a download box using a sandy bridge dual core celeron G530, DC - DC power supply and a SSD. The system uses 17W from the wall socket idle running XP Pro and peaks at around 40w with 100% CPU load. This is a standard 65W chip with comparable idle consumption to an I3.
The base power draw of the system is therefore 17W + drives which is the ball park for these NAS units.
If you need big storage, buying multiple NAS units isn't a great option.
In my view this are ok as an always on basic device with a couple of drives providing the base unit costs around £100.
£3-500 for what's basically a simple cpu board and a box for drives is crazy.
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