|Just a basic box I have had sitting around for a while now. This will house my file server.|
Considering that the max power draw of my system will be, (6 x 7.38W) + (1 x 56W) + 10% contingency = a whopping 110.3W max. So the power supply will never operate above 25% load....this is not very efficient.
I have looked into smaller supplies, 120 / 150W but they are few and far between. Generally very expensive for good quality ones, and I already have this one.
The server should need no cooling, or minimal at best, it will live in the garage on a shelf just below the router. I will make any settings changes and admin stuff from a remote computer via a web browser.
There is space to mount 4 HDD's, when I expand the server I will make up a mounting bracket for the extra two HDD's.
The FreeNAS OS will be installed on a 4GB flash drive that I will attach to the inside of the box and run a small lead to one of the back USB ports.