I know just about everyone here uses (or has used?) Unraid, but before ya’ll decided to stick with it, did anyone load different operating systems to see if there’s any difference in power consumption?
Well, I did last week:
I’m going to be honest here - I’m a huge ESXi fanboy, and imagine my disappointment with its built in power savings feature that did fuck all for power consumption.
I also use FreeNAS @ work - we have 2 FreeNAS Mini’s - while the power consumption on the Mini’s is low (Octo-core Atom C2750 CPU’s in both) I’m now wondering if it’s because the CPU in those little boxes are just naturally low power and not from anything Powerd is doing for it.
Anyone else test & record results on their servers? Also, how much power are you guys sucking down at idle?