pmeerw's blog

Sep 2014

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

More managed ports: Zyxel GS1900-8

Needed more Ethernet ports (8x 10/100/1000), so got a web-managed switch, the Zyxel GS1900-8. Can do 802.1q, 802.1x, 802.3az (VLAN, port auth., green ethernet), 2.7 W when idle.

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cat /proc/version

Linux version 2.6.19 (
(gcc version 3.4.4 mipssde-6.03.00-20051020) #2 PREEMPT Wed Jun 25 15:14:20 CST 2014
cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type		: RTL8380
processor		: 0
cpu model		: MIPS 4KEc V7.0
BogoMIPS		: 498.07
wait instruction	: yes
microsecond timers	: yes
tlb_entries		: 32
extra interrupt vector	: yes
hardware watchpoint	: yes
ASEs implemented	: mips16
VCED exceptions		: not available
VCEI exceptions		: not available

posted at: 22:54 | path: /review | permanent link

Mon, 08 Sep 2014

Replacement hardware: be quiet! 300W ATX

Got a be quiet! System Power 7 300W ATX 2.31 power suply with 12cm fan, rather silent, cheap (33 EUR).

My PC (Intel i5-2400S, 1 TB HDD, 256 SDD) consumes approx. 38 W when idle.

posted at: 13:33 | path: /review | permanent link

Sat, 06 Sep 2014

New hardware: Zyxel NSA325v2

Recently bought a Zyxel NSA325v2, a 2-bay NAS case together with a pair of Western Digital WD30EFRX harddisks (3 TB).

I'm using it in a RAID 1 (mirroring) configuration. The NAS device draws approx. 6 W when idle (disks spun down), 17 W when active, and 20 W peak (when spinning up). One can hear the disks' head movements, but the device is silent when idle thanks to the relatively large 12cm fan.

posted at: 11:53 | path: /review | permanent link

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