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swayzak
2012-10-05, 03:43
http://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-Thin-Client-gt7725-Ethernet/dp/B005C7W4JQ/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1349433358&sr=1-11

I hadn't heard of these before.

Would it be possible / straightforward to use one of these out-the-box as a low power machine to run LMS / local music collection ?

fragfutter
2012-10-05, 04:16
the linked amazon deal is strange. The picture is for a small gt7725 that has onboard radeon. The FireMV would be a double wide. HP ThinPro GT is a customized debian lenny.

They are basic PCs with an external power brick. I don't remember if they have a fan (The FireMV has one, but i forgot about the CPU). Your Problem is the mass storage. The have in integrated ide44 flash modul with 1GB. You can't add any internal drive. So you would need to add an external USB drive. Performance wise they would be fine. Noise level is fine. Powerconsumption is ok.

swayzak
2012-10-05, 04:43
the linked amazon deal is strange. The picture is for a small gt7725 that has onboard radeon. The FireMV would be a double wide. HP ThinPro GT is a customized debian lenny.

They are basic PCs with an external power brick. I don't remember if they have a fan (The FireMV has one, but i forgot about the CPU). Your Problem is the mass storage. The have in integrated ide44 flash modul with 1GB. You can't add any internal drive. So you would need to add an external USB drive. Performance wise they would be fine. Noise level is fine. Powerconsumption is ok.

Thanks

So do some of these units (in general, not just the HP example I linked to - I realise there are many) run OS's compatible with LMS (Windows, Linux etc.) ?

I guess it would have to have at least 1GB RAM ?

I would certainly intend to connect my USB-powered ext USB music library HD.

bebop
2012-10-05, 05:34
The are several users who has used HP Thin clients as LMS servers with success.....

swayzak
2012-10-05, 06:38
The are several users who has used HP Thin clients as LMS servers with success.....

Thanks - I didn't think of posting in that subforum. Will ask there.

fragfutter
2012-10-05, 09:18
afaik The smallest gt7725 has 1gb ram and 1gb flash.

You can install any os you like as long as the storage constrict allows it or you install it on some external USB storage.

azinck3
2012-10-05, 09:54
These are just small computers. I recently switched to using a Foxconn NT-A3500 as a server and I'm very happy. Cheap, low power consumption, much more powerful and more capable than a NAS.