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  1. #11
    Harald Walker
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    MP3 server hardware

    I use the VIA Epia-M10000 (with 512MB ram), which is not fanless. I
    choose this one because I just wanted a bit more power. The problem is
    my case, which has 2 additional and very noisy fans.

    http://www.mediasculp.com/Gallery/gallery/epia-m10000

    The two 80GB Seagate disks are very quiet. The server runs on Mandrake
    9.2, with Apache, MySQL, Tomcat, mailserver (postfix, imap), samba/nfs
    fileserver and of course the slimserver.

    The speed is fine for such a home server, actually he could probably be
    used as a small low price webserver.

    If I invest a lot of time and some additional money I could probably get
    this server quiet.

    Another issue is power consumption. My server uses about 40W, which is
    more than I expected since my old Pentium based server (just a normal
    Compaq deskpro) also used this much/little. The server is turned off at
    night and starts automatically in the morning. Power consumtion has been
    the main reason for me to choose this kind of hardware.

    Regards,

    Harald

    jonhd (home) wrote:
    > Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server?
    > Anything to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?
    >
    > TA, Jon

  2. #12
    Jack Coates
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    MP3 server hardware

    > I use the VIA Epia-M10000 (with 512MB ram), which is not fanless. I
    > choose this one because I just wanted a bit more power. The problem is
    > my case, which has 2 additional and very noisy fans.
    >
    > http://www.mediasculp.com/Gallery/gallery/epia-m10000
    >


    Try putting one of these in:
    http://www.quietpcusa.com/acb/showde..._ID=69&CATID=7

    > The two 80GB Seagate disks are very quiet. The server runs on Mandrake
    > 9.2, with Apache, MySQL, Tomcat, mailserver (postfix, imap), samba/nfs
    > fileserver and of course the slimserver.
    >
    > The speed is fine for such a home server, actually he could probably be
    > used as a small low price webserver.
    >
    > If I invest a lot of time and some additional money I could probably get
    > this server quiet.
    >
    > Another issue is power consumption. My server uses about 40W, which is
    > more than I expected since my old Pentium based server (just a normal
    > Compaq deskpro) also used this much/little. The server is turned off at
    > night and starts automatically in the morning. Power consumtion has been
    > the main reason for me to choose this kind of hardware.
    >


    Those disks are chewing up a lot of power, so there's probably not much
    you could do (except switching to 2.5" disks).

    > Regards,
    >
    > Harald
    >
    > jonhd (home) wrote:
    >> Anybody used a fanless, mini-itx motherboard type of (Slim)server?
    >> Anything to relate (Sucess/Failure, OS, etc.)?
    >>
    >> TA, Jon

    >
    >

  3. #13
    Hugh Greene
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    MP3 server hardware

    On Tuesday 08 Jun 2004 15:15, Jack Coates <"Jack Coates"
    <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org>> wrote:
    > > I use the VIA Epia-M10000 (with 512MB ram), which is not fanless. I
    > > choose this one because I just wanted a bit more power. The problem is
    > > my case, which has 2 additional and very noisy fans.
    > >
    > > http://www.mediasculp.com/Gallery/gallery/epia-m10000

    >
    > Try putting one of these in:
    > http://www.quietpcusa.com/acb/showde..._ID=69&CATID=7


    Or, if you're pretty confident that it won't overheat, just cheat by rewiring
    your case fans to use the 12V and 7V pins, instead of 12V and GND. That
    means they'll run at 5V, which is much quieter :-) Some fans may not cope,
    though, and if they're connected to motherboard fan-speed sensors, they might
    start complaining that the fans have stopped.

    It works for me, anyway ...

    HTH,
    Hugh

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