[nSLUG] Low Power
D G Teed
donald.teed at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 16:16:23 ADT 2008
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 6:54 PM, Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca> wrote:
> First off, the idea of hooking up IDE drives probably should be abandoned
> by most users. Seagate stopped producing them months ago. Most other
> manufacturers will stop shortly if they have not already. What IDE
> drives are available now are what is in the distribution pipeline. They
> are as gone as sure as ST506 drives are gone.
I bought a pair of 320GB drives by seagate just 2 months back, but
this explains why most places were out of stock. I read in one
blog that seagate will continue to make some IDE models for the
PVR market where SATA isn't an option (yet).
> I have clients using these on a daily basis for their full time computung
> needs. So the referenced motherboard, the D945GCLF is a low power
> consumption unit, maybe not as low as the AMD but it does work, it is
> available and it fits in standard case.
Availability is always nice. AMD have yet to produce their new CPU
for retail. I'm not sure whether I want to wait to get the 8 watts
80plus.com is a useful resource for finding efficient power
supplies to match this design. I evently found that 80plus
can be used as a search term at NCIX, saving a lot of trial
and error searching for specific models.
> As I indicated the board runs CentOS 5.2 just fine. Mirrored hard disks
> using software mirroring would work just fine. As a low power
> alternative, as the original request was about, this is an option,
> certainly not the only option. Maybe others are out there, but these are
> available here in Nova Scotia, now, at an attractive price point,and they
> support Linux. To top it off they run pretty well.
Thanks for your detailed response.
Where in N.S. do you buy your Intel Atom board and CPU?
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