Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Mr. Kitty Litter, Aug 13, 2008.
I don't have much use for it. How useful/useless is this thing?
makes a good server but harddrives are a PITA to replace so dont rely on it
I think we still have ours from when we had an internal mail server at work... I guess Comcast didn't want it back... It's been almost 6 years.
That thing is pretty ancient nowadays. AMD K6-2? That's like 1998.
If you want to keep it, I'd turn it into a Mini-ITX box.
Do you mean hard to source or physically hard ot get to? It looks like it uses ATA/33 drives or ultrawide SCSI which aren't that hard to find. It also has USB ports and a PCI slot to add an SATA card.
Slow proc like deusex said, but it's not a workstation it's an appliance.
Yeah, it'd be sad slow if you used the HW that's inside, even for a base linux build . FreeNAS would even choke.
I have a Raq box I keep in my closet that I use for DNS
if its not doing anything right now just throw it away. Something compatible can be bought for less than 100$ and would save electricity and heating costs.
I still think it would make a good Mini-ITX box. No reason to throw out a perfectly good case, one which looks better than most no less.
I think I am going to try a mini-computer/sleeper setup (i.e. a little box that packs a punch in the performance dept.)
We'll see just how much I can cram into it. I got this thing from my job...the old tech bought it, and I was told he had it hooked up for all of a month, then he just put it in his closet, and there it sat.
I couldn't find any CDs or documentation at the office, but later downloaded these things.
I just popped the top on it and it has 128MB RAM, and 2 HDs in it...dunno what size yet. Raid setup, perhaps? I'm not sure if it came with this, or if he upgraded it.
It is the Professional Edition, if that means anything. I'm still researching.
Now, my only thing with the mini-itx boards is this...
See that board? Notice the VGA and other various connectors? Well, the case is not made for those, so how in the heck am I supposed to find a board for this thing?
It has 2 20GB drives in it.
Get out the dremel and get to modding. It probably has a non-standard board in it (along with non-standard mounting points).