P4 Motherboard for File Server

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Sat Nov 13 17:04:35 UTC 2004


On Fri, 12 Nov 2004, Satin Knight wrote:

> The server I'm planning on setting up is mainly for use on my Gigabit
> Ethernet LAN.  I plan on using it mainly for storage and backups.
> Yea, I do have Apache running on another machine and will probably tie
> the two together.  But the web site is a private family genealogy
> based system.  Not a lot of bandwidth needed except for all of those
> photos.
>
>> From what I'm reading I think I'm hearing that I should blow off the
> PCI-X slots and go with a cheaper motherboard.

> This all would have
> been a mote point if 3Ware had had even one P4/PCI-X board listed on
> their compatibility list.

I have a 3ware in a p4 based motherboard with pci-x, the supermicro p4sct. 
The only machines we've ever had any trouble with 3wares in were 
opterons...

> Paul
>
>
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 00:21:52 +0000, James Wilkinson
> <james at westexe.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> Jeff Vian wrote:
>>> 480/1.54 is still almost 30 T1 volumes.  NFS overhead pushes that a lot
>>> higher.
>>
>> Am I missing something? I don't think the Original Poster ever said that
>> all of this bandwidth was for *remote* access.
>>
>> I got the impression that the clients were supposed to be on the same
>> LAN. Gigabit Ethernet is practically entry-level these days.
>>
>> James.
>>
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