VIA C7 EPIA EN seems is a alternative solution.
On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM, keith <keith at iol.ie> wrote:
>> having built several home servers on a variety of h/ware and with various
> lini my current thinking is thus.
>> old server = power hungry, noisy, large
> new servers = massive overkill for home
> old desktops re-configured as server = slightly less power hungry, slightly
> less noisy, still ugly & large
> NAS = wont quite do all you want it to.
>> having used an old Toshiba brick (PII, 266mhz, 64MB, 6GB) very successfuly
> for over 2 years as a f/wall (ipcop) im now actively considering using a
> slightly more powerful DELL L400 (PIII, 700mhz, 256MB, 20GB) as both file
> server and firewall, adding a second ethernet and a 2 port USB-2 card for
> 2x500GB disks in either RAID-1 or rsync.
>> its neat, its small, its practically silent, it will be wall mounted in a
> cupboard, and its damn all use for anything else! i dont think it does WOL,
> at least not with the current ethernet card but our usage here is nearly 20
> hours out of 24
>> if i was buying new hardware, i'd look at anything with an Atom chip.
> price/performance/power seems unbeatable.
>> my 2c.. as they say, YMMV.
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