[NBLUG/talk] Mouse Server

David shadoweyez at hotpop.com
Wed May 31 21:45:32 PDT 2006

For small cases and motherboards, I recommend shuttle, as they have really good
stuff in general.  they have boards with onboard ethernet (doesn't everyone
these days) and a PCI slot, however, fitting 4 hard drives in any small case is
going to be very tricky at best.

If you really don't have the room for a full tower, you might have to make do
with 1 or 2 internal hard drives, and then maybe 1 or 2 external (usb or
firewire) hard drives.  As an aside, how much space do you need?  The newest
harddrives are 750 gigs.


Nat W. wrote:
> So I am going away next year, and I will be living in an area with very
> little physical space (ie college dorm :p ) but what I am hoping to do is
> scrounge around and build a small, hopefully fan-less, server to store my
> files on. 
> So, does anyone have any suggestions hardware wise for building a small
> server? The biggest requirement is that it have either two pci slots or 1
> pci slot and onboard Ethernet. The only suggestions I have gotten so far is
> to look at soekris, but they don't seem to be what I am looking for.
> So once again, any suggestions for an affordable small form-factor server
> setup?
> Thanks in advance,
> /Nat W. 
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