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Old 1st June 2015, 4:12 PM   #46
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Default The Little APU that could

I have just built a box for what could be called a "file server".

It consists of the following parts:
AMD Sempron 3850
Asus AM1M-A AM1 Socket HDMI SATA 6Gbs USB3.0 Micro ATX
4GB DDR3-1333 (2x2GB)
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1 x WD 1TB Blue, 1x 2TB Segate, 2 x 3TB WD Green

Using the greens in a simple storage space connected via the add-in SATA card (does SATA3 speeds), blue has Windows 8.1 and the Segate is used as an internal backup drive.

This setup runs Windows 8.1, grabit, utorrent and Plex - all at the same time. No slow downs, even when accessing it from Remote Desktop.

Great CPU for what I wanted it to do - cheap and cheerful.
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Old 15th February 2016, 5:06 PM   #47
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Just bought into this platform as a replacement NAS. I realised when my N2310's NIC died last night that the real pitfall to a NAS is that if I can't reach it via Network then I can't get my data. So I wanted something dirt cheap and low power, conveniently enough one of my distributors is clearing stock now they've been bought out and I picked up an AM1 setup and SATA/RAID controller for $60. Cheaper than any empty NAS and far more power than my 800mhz single core/512MB RAM Thecus POS.

Went with:
Sempron 2650
ASRock AM1H-ITX
Corsair 4GB DDR3
Astrotek AT-CPES6

Now for a fist full of 6TB drives
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Old 16th February 2016, 3:45 PM   #48
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Just bought into this platform as a replacement NAS. I realised when my N2310's NIC died last night that the real pitfall to a NAS is that if I can't reach it via Network then I can't get my data. So I wanted something dirt cheap and low power, conveniently enough one of my distributors is clearing stock now they've been bought out and I picked up an AM1 setup and SATA/RAID controller for $60. Cheaper than any empty NAS and far more power than my 800mhz single core/512MB RAM Thecus POS.

Went with:
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Now for a fist full of 6TB drives
Any chance you could hook me up with two to four of the Asrock motherboards?
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Old 16th February 2016, 3:49 PM   #49
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Any chance you could hook me up with two to four of the Asrock motherboards?
Sadly not, last in stock.
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Old 16th February 2016, 5:04 PM   #50
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Any chance you could hook me up with two to four of the Asrock motherboards?
CPL claim to have those boards in stock
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Old 18th February 2016, 10:27 AM   #51
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As do mwave $45
http://www.mwave.com.au/product/asus...FYSVvAodcYYPMA

Online Only. Limit 1 Per Customer. Ends 29/02/2016 or While Stock Lasts

cpu list: https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards.../HelpDesk_CPU/

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Old 18th February 2016, 11:19 AM   #52
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I'm planning on running one of these as a file server in the near future to replace a 2500k setup I've had running for the last year or so.

I read somewhere that these support ECC memory which would be pretty awesome as I have 2 sticks sat doing nothing currently. All this would do is serve files and run a minecraft server for my children so at most maybe 3 users but more often than not just two.

I've read conflicting posts about the pci-e x16 slot (which runs at x4) not being fast enough for a raid card. I was planning on running something along the lines of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2680.

When I do get it up and running i'll let you guys know how it performs, but i'm not expecting to many issues. The pci-e bottleneck might occur when the initial transference of files from my old server to the new but once that's done its all media files so pretty static anyway.
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Old 18th February 2016, 9:02 PM   #53
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I'm planning on running one of these as a file server in the near future to replace a 2500k setup I've had running for the last year or so.

I read somewhere that these support ECC memory which would be pretty awesome as I have 2 sticks sat doing nothing currently. All this would do is serve files and run a minecraft server for my children so at most maybe 3 users but more often than not just two.

I've read conflicting posts about the pci-e x16 slot (which runs at x4) not being fast enough for a raid card. I was planning on running something along the lines of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2680.

When I do get it up and running i'll let you guys know how it performs, but i'm not expecting to many issues. The pci-e bottleneck might occur when the initial transference of files from my old server to the new but once that's done its all media files so pretty static anyway.
PCI-e V2.0 x4 is still 2GB/s. If you think that it will bottleneck conventional hard drive raids. WOW!
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PCI-e V2.0 x4 is still 2GB/s. If you think that it will bottleneck conventional hard drive raids. WOW!
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PCI-e V2.0 x4 is still 2GB/s. If you think that it will bottleneck conventional hard drive raids. WOW!
Mate I ain't no expert if that's the case then that's great so I take it a x1 raid card would bottleneck then? as that was the other option I was thinking of going with so that I could use.
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Mate I ain't no expert if that's the case then that's great so I take it a x1 raid card would bottleneck then? as that was the other option I was thinking of going with so that I could use.
Perhaps SSDs but a 1x should still outdo a mech 7200 SATA RAID
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Mate I ain't no expert if that's the case then that's great so I take it a x1 raid card would bottleneck then? as that was the other option I was thinking of going with so that I could use.
If its a file server then you likely bottleneck will be the nic. Internal transfers would likely be affected by only a single PCIe lane though.
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While this is not strictly AM1 as the Kabini in question is the BGA variant, I'm quite impressed with what my little server running on a 15w A4-5000 APU can do.

I'm using the QC5000-ITX/WiFi board, and replaced the wifi card with a mini PCI-E sata card for a total of 6 Sata ports.

It's currently running Linux, with 4 HDDs in Raid 5 and a SSD for the os. I'm using it to do DHCP and DNS, Samba for sharing files and printers, and a windows 2012 server running using KVM to run a few windows services and SQL Server which I need for the work I'm doing, as I run linux as my primary OS. It also has a TBS Quad TV tuner card in it and tvheadend to stream TV to my media centres.

Despite the CPU having a 15w TDP, it has more than enough grunt to run everything, and the windows VM runs surprisingly well.
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Did you guys see JayzTwoCents' latest video with the sub-400USD gaming PC build? He paired a AM1 platform with a R9 380 and got playable framerates at 1080p in games like CS:GO and Doom on high settings. Impressive for such an affordable platform!
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