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I am a photographer dealing with 100MB+ raw files and tend through a couple hundred gigabytes a peak week. I am looking to set up an unraid file server for my onsite backup (as opposed to an 8tb hard drive I have attached to my router currently). When purchasing a CPU for the file server do I want to prioritize number of cores or clock speed based on the description of my usage? Or should I just go for the cheapest CPU I can find?

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Find a used Dell Optiplex or a HP Z workstation with 4 cores / 8 threads and that should be plenty for you.

 

ATM, I'm running a FreeNAS VM on my main PC and I've dedicated one CPU thread and 4GB of RAM to it, and it works flawlessly (the bottleneck is my network).

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6 minutes ago, HPUser7 said:

I am a photographer dealing with 100MB+ raw files and tend through a couple hundred gigabytes a peak week. I am looking to set up an unraid file server for my onsite backup (as opposed to an 8tb hard drive I have attached to my router currently). When purchasing a CPU for the file server do I want to prioritize number of cores or clock speed based on the description of my usage? Or should I just go for the cheapest CPU I can find?

Does transfer speed matter? And do you plan to have more one device uploading and/or downloading content from the server at any one time?

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On 10/27/2018 at 4:01 PM, Wh0_Am_1 said:

Does transfer speed matter? And do you plan to have more one device uploading and/or downloading content from the server at any one time?

I will primarily only be uploading from my laptop. I have a gigabit Ethernet connection and plan to give the backup system a 512GB NVMe drive as a cache. I would prefer for the network to be my bottleneck so getting speeds of 100MB/s would be nice, though I would be comfortable with being able to backup ~250GB in less than an hour.

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4 hours ago, HPUser7 said:

I will primarily only be uploading from my laptop. I have a gigabit Ethernet connection and plan to give the backup system a 512GB NVMe drive as a cache. I would prefer for the network to be my bottleneck so getting speeds of 100MB/s would be nice, though I would be comfortable with being able to backup ~250GB in less than an hour.

Then I would recommend at least  a core I5 2400 grade quad core processor.

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