Re: building a linux media server - Need advice on configuration
To be honest, so long as you don't hide the old laptop under the sofa I don't think that heat is going to be an issue.
Constant disk activity can be a pain, especially if the machine is always on, this depends greatly on where the media server will live. -a flash drive will be silent.
but in my opinion, that's the only difference that you're going to notice between them, the flash drive will be quieter, other than that there will likely be no difference in performance or lifetime of the disk.
if you go with a flash drive, you may want to disable disk swapping on a Flash drive.
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
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