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Programmer/moon-light sysadmin

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revised ESXi 5.1 - OS choices for a File Server
Stupid parenthesis; minor correction
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comment ESXi 5.1 - OS choices for a File Server
I probably should've mentioned Nexenta (as my post had suggested on ServerFault) as an option for an OS to get ZFS, but I felt like your question was asking to improve upon FreeNAS or NAS4Free.
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comment ESXi 5.1 - OS choices for a File Server
Looks like the your motherboard chipset (B75) supports virtualization too: intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-030922.htm. I can't say for certain the board will work or not.
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answered L2 Vs. L3 CPU cache speed and performance
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comment Is a UPS a good investment for a home machine?
I've used Windows RAID (2000/XP) and on-board SATA RAID (nVidia/Intel - regrettably). I haven't tried linux/bsd software RAID although these days, I've been converted from hardware RAID to ZFS but to answer your question, I've had mixed experiences in recovering from disk failures. I had less problems with hardware but that's not to say I didn't have problems. On-board SATA RAID is awful. It's more of a mess. Good expensive RAID cards tend to hold up for me. But I do love ZFS these days. Windows 2000/XP was okay - it worked but I never felt my data was safe afterwards. ZFS FTW!
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comment Installing FreeNAS 8.3 problems
Yeah, I've done the factory defaults. No-go. I did manage to figure things out so I'll add a post shortly to explain my findings.
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comment Installing FreeNAS 8.3 problems
Tried out the DVD-ROM and it worked just fine in two other machines.
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