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    Mac Mini style mini itx machine

    Hi all,

    I`m interested in building a mac-mini style mini-itx machine, to connect up to my TV at home, for use as a PC and general play-thing. I have my eye in a epia board and I know what graphics and case I want. However one thing I am still struggling with is storage. Origonally I wanted to run CF as the hard-disks but, i`m worried about the storage capacity. Id like to run Linux on it either hopefully Fedora Core 5, so I need a good amount of storage forthe GUI and all.

    Can anyone offer any solution for Quiet large storage solutions?

    Craig Dunn

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    have you considered a laptop harddrive?
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    Have you considered a macMini?

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    • MadduckUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A88XM-PLUS
      • CPU:
      • AMD 860K @4.45
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (4x4GB) PC3-12800
      • Storage:
      • 1x240GB Sandisk Extreme / 3x500GB RAID0 / 3GB Backup
      • Graphics card(s):
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    im presuming he is after a fully functioning PC here
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    couple of things about this, i used win2k and 1gig of CF.

    Great thing about NT is it has a "flash memory" driver, this understands that each flash cell has a write limit (about 100,000 re-writes before it dies) and does its level best to avoid re-writing the same sectors. As far as i'm aware 2.4 and 2.6 linux kernels have no such driver protection.... just a warning about your target OS.

    What i use atm is a 2gig USB stick, and a laptop hdd, i spin the laptop HDD down, and nothing access it enless i go for something in its cache. I don't recomend this, as it gives hudge latency on accessing files, and gererally pissed me off. So i stuck a fileserver with lots of HDDs under the stairs, and booted soley off the USB memory stick (which was cheaper than Compact Flash!).
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Or just get a mac minin and dual boot windows on it!
    Not around too often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by menthel
    Or just get a mac minin and dual boot windows on it!
    which sounds like hair dryer.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    • lost eden's system
      • Motherboard:
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    You could boot from flash memory, & then access files stored on another computer/server in another room over a network?

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