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Hardware Recommendations Guide

Hardware Recommendations Guide Rev 1e) 2017-05-06

This isn't actually an update. I got fed up of people saying "oh, this page is so old, are there newer recommendations?" .

This is still the most current document and there really isn't much news. I will update it "soon", but anyone expecting awesome new deals or spectacularly-improved hardware is going to be disappointed.
Revision 1 e) is a very small update. Only the introduction has seen any changes, to reflect Corral's demise and the upcoming FreeNAS 11.
Due to forum issues, the original upload of Revision 1d) was borked. This update is intended to fix that. The document itself remains at Revision 1d). The changelog is as before:

Revision 1 d) is a minor update to the Hardware Recommendations Guide and contains the following changes:
  • Minor formatting fixes
  • Added note that the document is valid for both 9.10 and Corral
  • Updated the CPU section to take Kaby Lake into account
  • Updated other CPU suggestions to take EoL status into account and added a few more
  • Updated C2x50 BMC flash-destroying bug section with resolution
  • Added Intel C2000 LPC bus degradation section, including resolution
  • Added section on power connector ratings and Y-cables
  • Additional minor clarifications
Revision 1 d) is a minor update to the Hardware Recommendations Guide and contains the following changes:
  • Minor formatting fixes
  • Added note that the document is valid for both 9.10 and Corral
  • Updated the CPU section to take Kaby Lake into account
  • Updated other CPU suggestions to take EoL status into account and added a few more
  • Updated C2x50 BMC flash-destroying bug section with resolution
  • Added Intel C2000 LPC bus degradation section, including resolution
  • Added section on power connector ratings and Y-cables
  • Additional minor clarifications
Thanks: norbs
This is a small update to the guide. Major changes include:
  • Added networking hardware section
  • Fixed some occasional odd phrasings
  • Clarified SLOG power protection requirements
  • Clarified RAM sizing
This is a small update to the original release. It fixes a few typos and copy-paste errors, slightly expands some sections and adds more explicit warnings against SATA port multipliers.
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