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freddie50
 Posted: Nov 15 2011, 09:46 PM
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Hi everyone,

I would like to buy a small home web server, with these 4 requirements:
1. small and pretty
2. silent
3. low power consumption
4. as powerful as possible (cpu, datastorage, etc...)
I have been told ViIA M'SERV S2100 (http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/mserv/s2100/) would be quite good for my needs, although they don't seem to have a fantastic customer service in Europe and I currently live in the UK.

I would like to ask each of you what kind of home web server box do you have?

Thanks in advance!

Any recommendation is welcome as well!
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tux99
 Posted: Nov 16 2011, 04:05 AM
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I'd look for something Intel Atom based, there is loads of choice and Atom based stuff is generally cheaper than VIA based.

I did an overview of Atom mobos on my web site, which could help you if you are going to build the PC yourself: http://www.linuxtech.net/features/intel_atom_pineview_motherboards_overview.html

A nice, completely silent (passive cooling) Atom based mini PC is the Shuttle XS35/XS35V2:
http://www.shuttle.eu/products/slim/
http://www.shuttle.eu/fileadmin/resources/download/docs/spec/barebones/XS35V2_e.pdf


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 Posted: Nov 17 2011, 07:49 PM
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QUOTE (freddie50 @ Nov 15 2011, 09:46 PM)
Hi everyone,

I would like to buy a small home web server, with these 4 requirements:
1. small and pretty
2. silent
3. low power consumption
4. as powerful as possible (cpu, datastorage, etc...)
I have been told ViIA M'SERV S2100 (http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/mserv/s2100/) would be quite good for my needs, although they don't seem to have a fantastic customer service in Europe and I currently live in the UK.

I would like to ask each of you what kind of home web server box do you have?

Thanks in advance!

Any recommendation is welcome as well!
http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif


1. this is hard to say, because it depends on everyone's taste smile.gif ... "small and pretty" can have lots meanings .. smile.gif
2. passive heat sinks, no active cooler
3. not sure
4. not sure

I have home server based on old HW, Intel PIII, 512ram, 160gb ata hdd, ati vga, no active cooler (only heatsinks) except one big slow noctua case cooler.
Suits me well :-)
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Jcink
 Posted: Nov 18 2011, 04:59 AM
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Try these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131698

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129080

I don't have it, so I can't help you with it. But a friend does and they like this set up a lot. Throw in a WD green drive or something for low power and you're basically done. They built a silent home theater PC with it.
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memilanuk
 Posted: Nov 18 2011, 05:37 AM
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Would some thing like the HP Proliant Microserver fit the bill?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16859105954

Small, reasonably quiet, comes with one 160GB HDD and room for three more drives plus an optical drive bay. Seems like some folks have been moving the 160GB drive to the optical bay and using it as the OS/system drive, and then stuffing the four bays below full of 2TB drives on software raid 5.

IIRC, one of the 'approved' OSes for this little box was RH6... which should mean that everything should work out of the box, so to speak. Given that it uses essentially a laptop cpu power consumption should be low.

It's on my short list to buy as funds become available, then start filling those drive bays!
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 Posted: Nov 18 2011, 09:37 AM
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I'm planning on buying a barebone. Something like this that way I can decide for myself what cpu,ram and how much storage I want, etc. I did look at the HP Proliant Ultra Microserver but if I compare it what you can put together with a barebone. You get more for the same price if you use a barebone and select the other parts yourself.


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QUOTE (Jcink @ Nov 18 2011, 12:59 AM)
Try these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131698

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129080

I don't have it, so I can't help you with it. But a friend does and they like this set up a lot. Throw in a WD green drive or something for low power and you're basically done. They built a silent home theater PC with it.


Let me interject that our forum here runs on JCink's servers (Powered by SL). Tux99 had a great suggestion too....I've always wanted a shuttle smile.gif


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