Moginsok MGSN100-8-128 thoughts/experiences?

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Hizzo3

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So my Netgate SG-2440 running pfSense bit the dust after a lightning strike last night. Odd how it died, because it's on a surge protector, all the ports are dead, and I'm fiber to the home. The strike also took out a docking station NIC that was hardwired to it.

Anyway, so I'm in need of a quick replacement, so I quickly found and pulled the trigger on this Moginsok N100 mini, with an 8GB ddr5/128 m.2 config over on Amazon for $379. It runs 4x I226 2.5Gbe. Not bad IMHO considering next day availability. I plan to see if I can get Proxmox running on it, then run pfSense and a few other services inside.

I am curious if anyone has had experience with the brand and/or model. I do find if funny they offer a 32GB ram version considering the n100 officially supports up to 16GB ram. I will likely pull it apart to check the thermal paste application and see what M.2 they included.

MOGINSOK 2.5GbE Firewall Appliance Mini PC, 12th Gen Intel N100(up to 3.4GHz) Fanless Mini Computer Router with 4xIntel I226 Nics 8GB DDR5 Ram 128GB PCIE 3.0 SSD Support AES-NI
 

Hizzo3

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Finally got Proxmox VE up an running on the board. Be prepared to deal with the GPU needing to be mapped as a PCIE device. Once that is done, pfSense will need to be upgraded to plus to detect the I226. I did disassemble it to redo the thermal application. I'd estimate about a 25% airgap between the copper slug and the case. CPU temps float around the mid 40C- upper 50C in the event anyone is curious (haven't pushed it yet). Fair for a passive unit. The housing will get up to a toasty 40C-45C.