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Does cheaper j1800 boards work well with xpenology?

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Hello!

This is my first post here! I am going to build my first NEW xpenology box and I'm looking to buy a cheap, low power board.

I am between ASUS J1800I-A mITX and ASRock D1800M MATX that are priced at 50 euro each.

Do you have any experience with these two boards?

 

I know that ASRock Q1900-ITX it's fully comatible but I don't need the 2 extra sata ports, it's also 30 euro more expensive.

I have already tested xpenology on old laptop and desktop pc, but since it's going to be on 24/7 I want to build something with brand new parts.

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You almost answered your own question :razz:.

As far i can see the SATA controller is a intel one, which is good.

So, i would advice you the Asus one, because its cheaper and it has a good chipset.

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Thanks for your reply!

 

I am really afraid if the user experience with the J1800 will be acceptable. I also found a couple of threats that user have either problem with usb 3.0 or performance wise issues.

I am sure that with just 10-12 euro more, I will be more satisfied with either ASRock QC5000M or ASRock Q1900M, both mATX.

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Thanks for your reply!

 

I am really afraid if the user experience with the J1800 will be acceptable. I also found a couple of threats that user have either problem with usb 3.0 or performance wise issues.

I am sure that with just 10-12 euro more, I will be more satisfied with either ASRock QC5000M or ASRock Q1900M, both mATX.

What are the CPU specs of the other boards?

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i've not tested that as I use this board with 12 drives as a backup target unit which powers on and off as needed.

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I am using this board http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JQHUE3G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

 

This model has four SATA ports. I am using four Hitachi 2TB drives along with 4GB of ram. Works great. I would like to find a small case to put it all in but most ITX cases seem to limit you there, except for a Fractal Designs NODE 304.

My old Hitachi drives are not super efficient and still my setup uses only 40W at idle.

 

I also have the cheaper two SATA version with the ATX form factor I am using as a PFSense firewall. I used the ATX version since I had an Intel quad port NIC that I wanted to use. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JO1DIIM/ref=psdc_1048424_t1_B00JQHUE3G

 

These are really slick little setups. The processor runs at 30 degrees C or so, they only pull 10-15W, and are dead silent with no fan.

I was using a G3258. This processor is almost as powerful while pulling way less http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G3258-vs-Intel-Celeron-J1800

 

Here is a site you can compare specs with. The power to performance is hard to beat http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Celeron-J1800

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I am using this board http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JQHUE3G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

 

This model has four SATA ports. I am using four Hitachi 2TB drives along with 4GB of ram. Works great. I would like to find a small case to put it all in but most ITX cases seem to limit you there, except for a Fractal Designs NODE 304.

My old Hitachi drives are not super efficient and still my setup uses only 40W at idle.

 

I also have the cheaper two SATA version with the ATX form factor I am using as a PFSense firewall. I used the ATX version since I had an Intel quad port NIC that I wanted to use. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JO1DIIM/ref=psdc_1048424_t1_B00JQHUE3G

 

These are really slick little setups. The processor runs at 30 degrees C or so, they only pull 10-15W, and are dead silent with no fan.

I was using a G3258. This processor is almost as powerful while pulling way less http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G3258-vs-Intel-Celeron-J1800

 

Here is a site you can compare specs with. The power to performance is hard to beat http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Celeron-J1800

DS380? http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=452

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I am using this board http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JQHUE3G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

 

This model has four SATA ports. I am using four Hitachi 2TB drives along with 4GB of ram. Works great. I would like to find a small case to put it all in but most ITX cases seem to limit you there, except for a Fractal Designs NODE 304.

My old Hitachi drives are not super efficient and still my setup uses only 40W at idle.

 

I also have the cheaper two SATA version with the ATX form factor I am using as a PFSense firewall. I used the ATX version since I had an Intel quad port NIC that I wanted to use. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JO1DIIM/ref=psdc_1048424_t1_B00JQHUE3G

 

These are really slick little setups. The processor runs at 30 degrees C or so, they only pull 10-15W, and are dead silent with no fan.

I was using a G3258. This processor is almost as powerful while pulling way less http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G3258-vs-Intel-Celeron-J1800

 

Here is a site you can compare specs with. The power to performance is hard to beat http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Celeron-J1800

 

Thanks for your input!

Personally, I wouldn't compare G3258 with J1800. G3258 is a real monster next to the J1800. In passmark benchmark, G3258 is scoring around 4000 while J1800 is scoring around 1000. However, for a NAS with just 2 Hdd I am considering the J1800 (or J1900 / A4-5000 I have mentioned before) and 2GB Ram. Anything more powerfull I believe will be an overkill.

 

As for the case, you can consider U-NAS if it fits your budget http://www.u-nas.com/cases.html

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Thanks for your input!

Personally, I wouldn't compare G3258 with J1800. G3258 is a real monster next to the J1800. In passmark benchmark, G3258 is scoring around 4000 while J1800 is scoring around 1000. However, for a NAS with just 2 Hdd I am considering the J1800 (or J1900 / A4-5000 I have mentioned before) and 2GB Ram. Anything more powerfull I believe will be an overkill.

 

As for the case, you can consider U-NAS if it fits your budget http://www.u-nas.com/cases.html

 

Yea, I know it's no powerhouse. I don't run any transcoding on my NAS though. I run PLEX on my i7 Mac Mini and just point it at the XPenology for the media.

For the case I just went with a common Rosewill tower from Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 I have built many systems in this case and it is hard to beat for the money. Tool-less and quiet.

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Why don't stay with the laptop solution?

I'm using an old laptop myself, which is booting from an small thumb drive.

Attached an 1 TB USB drive for the extra storage.

Power Consumption lies between 15 / 20 watt (depends on the usage of that moment).

It's powered 24/7 without any problems so far.

You can find an old laptop on the internet almost for free.

And when the battery is still good,

you've got your NAS (poor man solution) power secured as well.

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