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Date:      Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:34:12 +1100
From:      andrew clarke <mail@ozzmosis.com>
To:        Chris Maness <chris@chrismaness.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Small/Low Power Server Recommendation?
Message-ID:  <20141114193412.GA48837@ozzmosis.com>
In-Reply-To: <CANnsUMFp+rQkQbd7j8DPBSFqyB75SAQ_brp8g-NH14Q=RhK=YQ@mail.gmail.com>
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On Mon 2014-11-10 09:57:02 UTC-0800, Chris Maness (chris@chrismaness.com) wrote:

> I am looking to replace a huge noisy old server that I have used for
> years for my home business.  Looking for something inexpensive and
> relatively small to replace it with.  Any recommendations guys/gals?
> I was even thinking of buying a used laptop to run FreeBSD on and set
> it and forget it.  Not sure what options are out there as I have not
> put together a server in many years.

HP Microservers are very popular for home servers. They are also
almost completely silent and have low power consumption.

A laptop might work but you may be looking at heat issues running it
24/7, and also have problems later down the track if you want to add
more memory or additional hard drives.

Regards
Andrew



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