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hi

im trying to put together a small energy-efficient WHS that's primary purpose will be to act as a NAS/media player. it will be my first WHS ever.

as i dont really have allot of experience with this type of thing i was hoping i could get some comments on the build i've chosen and ways i could improve it.


Case: Antec NSK1380 MicroAtx Cube

CPU: Atom 330
Motherboard: Asus AT3IONT-I MiniITX
RAM: 2gb DDR3
Hard-drives: 2x2tb SATA II (will be expanded to 3 in future, case permitting)
Power supply: 300Watt 80Plus Bronze



also if you know about any cheaper parts that offer a comparable level of energy efficiency i would really like to hear about them.

thanks.
post #2 of 5
Many run those Atom things but personally I don't think they have enough computing power depending upon what you want to do.

I'm not sure how familiar you are with WHS but for now it's pretty much a dead product.

Read a little here and maybe do a little more research before committing to it.
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Many run those Atom things but personally I don't think they have enough computing power depending upon what you want to do.
- again, all im trying to do is have it function as a NAS/Media player neither of which require much processing power, my only concern would be whether the onboard graphics of the processor would be enough for playing HD movies, which im told it is.

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I'm not sure how familiar you are with WHS but for now it's pretty much a dead product. Read a little here and maybe do a little more research before committing to it.
- i dont really understand what your saying, i find it very hard to believe that such a versatile solution could be a 'dead product' but if it is then what is the alternative?

also the link you provided is to a wikipedia page (consisting of no more than 4 paragraphs) that talks exclusively about the upcoming Windows Home server 2011.

i'm not really that fussed about the OS, it could be windows XP for all i care, i just need something that does what i've described and am using WHS as a blanket term because im a newbie


Edit:

- i havnt seen any 6TB atom based servers running around, is there any particular reason for this?
Edited by types - 3/13/11 at 7:23pm
post #4 of 5
MS has removed an element from future WHS versions called drive extender which helped make it an easy to use dummy proof system.

ATM you can still purchase WHS but future versions are still up in the air.

Here's a thread discussing OSs for a NAS.
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Originally Posted by Old Hippie View Post
MS has removed an element from future WHS versions called drive extender which helped make it an easy to use dummy proof system.

ATM you can still purchase WHS but future versions are still up in the air.

Here's a thread discussing OSs for a NAS.
thankyou, but again the OS really isnt my primary concern.

i'd much more like to make sure i have the hardware components are correct in the sense that the system is build-able and will actually work for what i need it to do.
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