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jimzak
2010-02-05, 05:05
Based on my experience with the Atom platform, this would seem to be a great piece of hardware to serve as a SB server:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220006&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL020510&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL020510-_-DesktopPCs-_-LE6A-_-83220006

agillis
2010-02-05, 05:27
Based on my experience with the Atom platform, this would seem to be a great piece of hardware to serve as a SB server:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220006&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL020510&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL020510-_-DesktopPCs-_-LE6A-_-83220006

If you buying a new system you might want something with a larger then 160GB hard drive. A system that can support an internal 3.5 hard drive would be better.

johnas
2010-02-05, 06:43
If you buying a new system you might want something with a larger then 160GB hard drive. A system that can support an internal 3.5 hard drive would be better.

Yeah but the system is only 219.00$ after rebate. With an external drive this would make a fine low powered SB server.

upstatemike
2010-02-06, 09:09
I currently use the ASUS EEE Box as my Squeezebox Server and it works fine. I do plan to move to a Vortexbox soon though to take advantage of the ripping features and larger capacity.

pablolie
2010-02-06, 15:19
i run SBS on an Atom 330 myself, because I was tired of keeping the 70W (at idle) silent server always on. I run Linux Ubuntu on a 330 powered Shuttle X27D, and SBS runs well after some installation frustration. The little server never draw more than 26W, and it is surprisingly versatile. I now use it all the time for web cruising and 90% of day to date duties, I only now have to turn on the big machine to run the more heavyweight Windows Office Apps.

I can recommend a 330 based SBS server.

Oh, my music collection is external. The server is very lightweight, just runs off a 32GB SSD, which of course makes it very snappy when booting, and further increases power efficiency.

lancepr
2010-02-11, 17:12
I have mine installed on an HP Media Smart server running Windows Home Server.
it was awesome to just install the software and be up and running in minutes, since all of music was already stored on the box.