On Friday 31 August 2018 18:20:20 Warren Young wrote: > You’re giving two very mixed signals here. > > “Old Pentium,” as someone else said, can mean anything back to 1993, but “4 > TB drive” suggests something far newer than that. > > I ask because that affects the expected energy draw of the server. If it’s > old, it could be 200 W or so. If you’re using “old” rather loosely, then > it could be down in the double digits. > > Here’s why it matters: > > https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/energy-cost-calculator.html > > At 12 pence per kWh — typical for power in some places in your country, > based on your TLD — it’s going to cost you about 1 pound per watt consumed > if it runs all day every day. If it draws 35 W, that’s £35/yr. If it > draws 200 W, that’s £200/yr. Hi Warren, I had considered power consumption but only with regard that it is a small footprint system, both physically and in terms of processing power etc. I had not considered the lack of energy efficiency. The server has a MSI MS-9628 board with a Pentium M processor, and the one modern 4TB HDD. There is one tiny fan in the PSU and another tiny processor fan on the CPU. From this I (possibly wrongly) assumed power consumption would be low. It used to have 2 x 1.5TB drivers with software RAID until that died. I am still in the process of installing lubuntu so I don't know how effective it will be. I had considered putting Centos6 32-bit back on, but has been said elsewhere that's very near EOL. Having said that, some of my (soon to be replaced) SAMBA boxes are still runnning F9.