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Simon Turner
2004-12-16, 09:33
> I guess my issue is cost. My music server has only one purpose, serve
> music. The fact that its on a power hungry server , and my being a first
> time home owner, i really can't afford to have it running 24/7. So I
> shut it down when I'm not listening to anything.

Has anyone ever figured out how much leaving on a PC for a year (not with
screen). I was under the impression that mine cost me under 25 UK pounds a
year.. or as a comparsion.... less than 10 pints of beer per year.

Simon Turner
Brighton UK



>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Aaron Zinck
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:40 AM
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Not sure is this is where I do functionality request
>
>
> 1. While I don't know the constraints of your setup, I know that I
> (and
> most people running slimserver) prefer to keep the machine on all the
> time
> so that we can listen to music whenever we'd like (and for many of us
> that
> server does a lot of other duties, as well).
>
> 2. Take a look at this recent thread which discusses this:
> http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/2004-December/039876.html
>
>
> <Emile_Weekes (AT) Dell (DOT) com> wrote in message
> news:319871F6812FE54F93DD30923C878B9E9C3A17 (AT) yyzx2kmtor101 (DOT) yyz.amer.dell.
> com...
> >
> >
> > I just have a couple wishes for upcoming versions of SlimServer.
> >
> > 1) The ability to remotely shut down the computer/server where my
> music
> > is being streamed from. Saves me running down to the basement to when
> I
> > done listening to music.
> >
> > 1) The ability to browse different drives. Since my music files are
> > split between seven drives, drive 1 is A - B, drive 2 is C - D, etc.
> As
> > far as I can tell now. I have to log into the server and change the
> > location, drive 1, or 2, etc, of where my music files are stored.
> >
> > Thank you for any suggestions.
> >
> > Emile
>
>
>
>

Thomas B. Malsbury
2004-12-16, 10:50
Well, this got me thinking, so I found this page:

http://www.calculatorzone.com/calculator/appliance-cost.html

It now has me looking at the benefits of a low power mini system.

Simon Turner wrote:

>>I guess my issue is cost. My music server has only one purpose, serve
>>music. The fact that its on a power hungry server , and my being a first
>>time home owner, i really can't afford to have it running 24/7. So I
>>shut it down when I'm not listening to anything.
>>
>>
>
>Has anyone ever figured out how much leaving on a PC for a year (not with
>screen). I was under the impression that mine cost me under 25 UK pounds a
>year.. or as a comparsion.... less than 10 pints of beer per year.
>
>Simon Turner
>Brighton UK
>
>
>