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Nettop?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by wct097, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. wct097

    wct097

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    So I'm having one of these delivered today:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856119034

    [​IMG]

    Going to be replacing an old rackmount server that I've been using as a fileserver. I figure it'll pay for itself in 6 months with electrical savings alone. Going to stick 1gb of RAM in it, along with a 320gb hard drive, and install Ubuntu 10.10 Server.

    I like that it looks like a router.
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

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    Interesting... Obviously extremely new though... I wouldn't get super excited about Ubuntu recognizing all the hardware. Unfortunately when manufacturers don't release Linux drivers, it often takes time for Linux to recognize some newer devices...

    IGF
     


  3. wct097

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    One of the reviews @ Newegg stated that he had Ubuntu up & running. Not terribly concerned with drivers though.... as long as it can do the basics. It's going to be a fileserver, so I don't really mind if the audio & video aren't up to date.
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    If you just want a headless filesever, FreeNas might be better for that... It's pretty awesome.

    IGF
     
  5. No way, unless electricity is outrageously expensive in your place. My big old home computer (1.8GHz Opteron, 3 hard drives, 28" monitor) will run 24/7 for 10 months to burn the money that thing costs ($170).
     
  6. wct097

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    Slick little computer. Have it up and running now. Ubuntu 10.10 server installed rather easily.

    Need a bit more than NAS. Use rsync to backup my files over SSH. I also like to tunnel into my home network using SSH. A small Linux server works pretty well for me.

    ...so you're comparing the electricity used by an old 1.8ghz desktop to a 2U rackmount server with dual power supplies running dual Xeon processors and a 5 disk 10krpm SCSI RAID array?

    I admit, 6 months may be a bit optimistic, but the new computer will be using approximately 1/16 of the power that the 2650 is using.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  7. Eek. I could not imagine anyone running such a monstrosity at home. :shocked:
     
  8. wct097

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    Yea... I got it for free from my employer when it was decommissioned. I thought, at the time, that it would be fun to play with. I'm relatively certain that it made my power bill go up by $25-35 a month.
     
  9. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    Not to mention the noise pollution. :rofl::rofl:
     
  10. wct097

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    The wife was not impressed when I fired them up (got two) the first day. Ended up putting them in the garage.