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On Wed, 4 Jan 2017, Tom via list wrote:
I was hoping for well under Â100 - I'm using a pi -zero at the moment and while it runs pretty well IO is getting to be a concern. I'd love a Pi3 with decent IO but that seems to cost Â100 more for no reason!
I don't understand why you think a Pi v3 is Â100 more than a Zero. It's precisely Â20 more where I buy them from. The Pi 3 has on-board Wi-Fi, however it's limited to 40Mb/sec.
The USB IO speed is identical to that on the Pi Zero. The CPU clock is much quicker, asd is the RAM speed, so that will help a little.
Personally I'd not use a Pi as a home server for many reasons, other than for academic purposes. ie. it'll work, but ...
I use Intel Atom systems. They're under 15W + disk power now and performance is more than adequate. If you want something ready made, look for the HP Microervers - there are often Â100 cashback deals on them and they have a good spec.
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