pritchard9 Posted July 16, 2009 Share Posted July 16, 2009 Always wanted a server. Maybe its because I always feel like I'm running out of space (torrents, music etc), or maybe its just to mess about with. One of my friends gave me an old PC, so I've decided to attempt to turn it into a wee file server. Might make it a little web server later on, if i ever decide to try some ruby on rails programming. It's specs are pretty poor. I think I'm going to use Arch Linux, mainly just because I'm using that on my main machine, this laptop, so I'm quite used to it. Its a 667Mhz Intel Celeron. Hard drives are capped as ATA 66, which sucks, since I have so many ATA133 hard drives kicking about. It's rocking a 10/100 networking port, a "3D Rage Pro" dedicated graphics card (get in there!). It came to me with 128Mb RAM. But I'm buying two 512mb DIMMs from eBay tomorrow. I accidentally broke the 250Watt power supply (loose power cable to a hard drive.. woops), but i replace it with a spare from an old PC (350W.. yus.) I know I'm not going to get anything blisteringly efficient by the end of it. But aslong as it's bordering between "Usable" and "Darn Efficient", I'll be happy. So a few question. Im using an ATA133 Hard Drive in there just now, 120gb. It's working just now, but the chipset only plays nice with ATA66. Is it dangerous using the faster hard drive, or will it just run at the slower speed? Also, is this even worth it? Or should I give up, chuck it in the loft and buy a cheap barebones bundle and start from there? Basically, if its worth it, ill buy a wireless N-draft card, and shove it in my warddrobe, using SSH to access it and maintain it. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks, Pritchardo92 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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