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Any recommendations for a home filer server?

j.sanchez1 (1030764) writes | more than 6 years ago

Data Storage 2

j.sanchez1 writes "The recent coverage about Shuttle's new KPC has gotten me thinking (again) about a small, low-cost headless file server for home. In the past, I have looked at the iPaq and considered using older computers I have lying around, but for various reasons I have never jumped in to do it. Do you guys have any suggestions on what to use for a home file server (hardware and software)?

The server would be feeding files to Windows PCs and connected to the network through a Linksys WRT54GL running DD-WRT firmware."

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#1 (1)

whitespiral (941984) | more than 6 years ago | (#21990648)

Yeah, Install Linux in it.

Try Excito (1)

Tim99 (984437) | more than 6 years ago | (#22012440)

The Swedish company Excito http://excito.com/download.html [excito.com] has a very small Debian based device. It is almost silent and uses ~8Watts of power. I bought one to use - I liked it enough to buy another to play with. I have no link to the company, except as a satisfied user.
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