Hi Andrew and thanks for your answer,
it's right, I read your posts concerning the usage of the EEE as a core. How many "processing load" do you have on those demo systems usually? I mean, do you connect various MDs and stream to all of them lots of data?
For the tv tuners, my thought was that during the day nobody is at home, so the core would just need to do some home automation, alarm system and put phonecalls into voicemail - that's pretty much it. So running a real powerful server during whole day would cost a lot of energy which is not being used.
When booting up the MD in the home theater room for instance, I would send a WOL command by the startscript to the MD with the TV tuners. For other MDs I could place scenario buttons to wake the MD up.
I also want to place a lot of harddiskstorage into this MD which would not be used during the day.
do you think that would work?
thanks a lot!
Well a Core has very little to do once your MD's are booted as long as your storage is not directly connected to its SATA channels. So the load when streaming TV recordings, Music or DVD's is really only primarily on the machine with the storage system attached to it. So in that sense a 'light weight' Core works well. We tend to have our storage located in NAS's and these can be managed for power usage (ie UnRaid will spin down drives when they are not needed etc) or you can take the approach you are suggesting where the storage is located in an MD and that is powered off when not required...and powered up when needed.
All the best