I measured the power; but it was for everything connected to my data cabinet; a Nighthawk R7000, TP-Link gigabit 24 port switch, and the R410. That said, the R410 has a 750W power supply; something to keep in mind.
It costs roughly ~20 cents a day to power my data cabinet, at ~7.6 cents per KWh. As most of the time it’s idling as its a file server, but if it was a router it would see more use I’m sure but nothing outrageous.
As for noise I couldn’t tell you. I have no way to measure the dB of the room, but the room is loud as I have a 12,000 BTU air conditioner pointed at the data cabinet to keep everything sub 20C.
But when I turn it off I can hear the little fans inside the dell from my desk about 4 feet away, but it more of a gentle whirling hum. I am trying to find replacement fans, as stock fans for servers are usually loud; when under serious load. When the thing posts good god you can hear it its a jet engine but after that its not so bad. I’ve gotten used to it. Can’t hear it at all through my headphones either.
Yeah man definitely. These things retail for like $1200+ brand new. And you get a lot of power for what its worth. Once the BIOS is updated, running a recent version of FreeNAS 11 Stable is awesome. It is no slouch.
I outfitted mine with 4x 15,000 RPM SAS drives and it fully saturates my gigabit connection on LAN.