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post #1 of 8
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I was wondering what your thoughts would be on installing WHS on a EEEPC?

I would be using USB hard drives, and it would be lanned. However i can't see it being used too intensively as there would only by myself using it.
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Doesn't the 701 only have 10/100? If so your LAN speeds would be terrible. I also wouldn't trust USB for my data storage as it's too flakey.
post #3 of 8
^what he says.

100Mbs ethernet is bullcrap. I use it in half my network and all I can say is that it SUCKS.

Lucky I have a Gbit 4port switch for all the wire-attached devices, so I don't have to wait forever when HTPC streams movies from the server.
   
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post #4 of 8
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Would amahi server be a better option?

I am not loooking to use it for intensive use. Just as a central hub for itunes, to stream to my apple tv and airport express.

But as i am a student i am eligible to a free copy of windows server, so hence my questioning. As i would most likely utalise more features as i played around with it.
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post #5 of 8
as a student you get 2003 or 2008, not WHS. But the software isn't the problem - you're hardware is ill-suited to the task.
post #6 of 8
10MBps is plenty for streaming music. You don't need a server OS for it either. Whatever OS your EEEPC already has (if any) will do.
post #7 of 8
Sure the network will allow streaming. But copying music to and from it will be a nightmare as it will be very slow. And he will still be dependent on USB for the bulk of his storage, and USB has a horrible tendency to fall over during big transfers, especially with multiple drives attached.

You definitely don't need a server OS either, but as the OP can get server versions of Windows for free but may have to pay for the desktop versions then they may make more sense. Linux can also do streaming too - but if you're comfortable with Windows then it may make more sense to stick with it. And if you fancy learning Linux then a distro designed for your usage makes more sense than the OS that came on the eee to start with.
post #8 of 8
I haven't had issues with USB personally. I needed some storage for a 1U home server one day so I attached 2 USB drives to it and left them there for network storage for a few months. I wouldn't do it for critical applications but I never ran into any issues with them.
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