Great. I'll probably get one. I won't be using Windows, maybe Debian+XBMC, Mythbuntu or Element.
No hardware raid isn't the end of the world, maybe just schedule a daily rsync between drives.
If your using 5 drives you HAVE to patch the bios
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Or you will enter a world of pain!
Well, I ordered a Microserver last night. I didn't get the memory & disk bundle, just the basic model.
I'll use the supplied 250G disk for the OS - probably Ubuntu with a media front-end, and get an additional two 1 or 2TB disks, mirrored if the BIOS will support it, or a scheduled rsync.
Any recommendations for disks?
Also thinking of getting a bluetooth mini-keyboard with pad - this should round it off nicely with the HDMI card Authur found.
well mine microserver arrived wed, i have, for the time being, just installed 2008r2, will be installing home server but i didnt order more ram and didnt read the min specs (2gb for home server, 512 for 2008r2 :confused:)
I have chucked in a 1tb, 2tb, 500gb drives in so far. was watching a bit of sg1 streaming from it to my tv last night (had to turn off when the missus got home :mad:)
but on the whole im very pleased with it and when i have my office finished it will be great. getting my ipad soon so will be remote desktoping to it to manage (hopefully easier than iphone)
thanks again folks
I would recommend sticking around 8Gb in, what with it being so cheap, you will soon use it up ;)
Ive found using RDP on my ipad complicated, let me know what rdp app you use as I would love to find a good one.
Right, server ordered, I know which disks to get. I'll try the 1G memory, if that's not enough I'll get a 4GB stick.
And for the icing on the cake, I saw this
It says it's Linux compatible, so it looks ideal.
And for the front-end, Boxee looks the business.
I wasn't expecting much when I bought it, but I have to say I really like it after using it. I normally use a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard on my desktop PC at home, so the layout of the keys on the K400 took a bit of getting used to, particularly in the bottom right where the arrow keys are. This applies to almost all small keyboards however. The touchpad is great (very responsive) and I haven't noticed any lag when moving the cursor or typing. After a few minutes of inactivity the keyboard goes to sleep, but there is barely any delay when you start using it again.
I like the fact that you can use two fingers to scroll up and down webpages (as you would on a Mac) and the left-click/right-click buttons below the touchpad are nice and big. I haven't needed to use a mouse so far either. In terms of size/weight, the keyboard fits nicely on my lap when sitting down and is light enough to forget it's there, but not too light it slides about, if you know what I mean. My only criticism is that it isn't backlit, but you can't have it all, especially for the £24.49 I paid. :)
Here are a few screenshots from the SetPoint software showing the settings you can change...