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1" Rack Mount servers as MD?
« on: February 29, 2008, 04:00:51 pm »
Has anyone tried to use a 1" Rack Mount Server (plenty available on ebay) as a Media Director? If it supports the network boot, you wouldn't need any hard drives so you could yank the scsi controller and likely insert a good nVidia PCI video card with the proper outputs to your TV. There are a ton of them available right now that are lowly P3's. Some dual P3's. Given their size and price, would this be doable?


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Re: 1" Rack Mount servers as MD?
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 05:07:02 pm »
I think it would be doable, but do you realize that most of those make more noise then your average vacuum cleaner?  And I suspect a P3 to be a bit lightweight for an MD, unless you plan on sticking to standard-def.
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