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    Question Minimum specs for a VIA epia file server

    I am wanting to build a file server for divx movies, mp3s and documents.

    what is the minimum via epia fanless board i could get to allow it to stream movies and cope with at least 1 other connection randomly accessing files (ie watching a movie and working on pictures)

    i was thinking of getting a VIA EPIA ME6000 Fanless Motherboard with 256Mb ram, but am not sure if this is overkill.

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    also, what is the largest disk size via epia boards can cope with, and can they cope with pci ata expansion cards. (ie so i can plug large disks in if it can't support them)

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    They should be able to cope with the latest hard drives, especially the M motherboards.

    If it's just a file server, and you're not actually wanting to watch DVDs on it, etc, then just being a file server, ANY EPIA should be perfectly capable of pumping out 10/100mbps per second (10 being about 1mb/second, 100 being about 10mb/second max).

    You're best checking the manufacturers site for max hard drive size.

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    Why not get a real Eth file server?

    There around £200 and you get a free 80Gb HDD with another slot addon ... saw them on EBuyer I think!

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