[svlug] Hardware for a new server

Pramod KS psudheen at live.com
Mon Feb 18 07:40:52 PST 2013

Not sure if you are looking for something like this - it costs $249 today and has fairly good reviews.


> Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:33:22 -0800
> From: rick at linuxmafia.com
> To: svlug at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: Re: [svlug] Hardware for a new server
> Quoting Don Marti (dmarti at zgp.org):
> > Rick, are you using a UPS? Mine puts off a lot of heat--it might be
> > one of the costlier parts of the home IT infrastructure once you get
> > down to single-digit watts for everything else.
> I bought a UPS about two years ago, but haven't yet deployed it. It's
> still in the retail box. Also out of similar concerns about AC power, I
> picked up an AC line conditioner at the Foothill College Electronics
> Flea Market, last summer, but likewise haven't deployed yet. I'm
> undecided about whether I really need either one.
> I used to have some serious concerns about power stability at my house,
> and had noticed a suspicious pattern of hardware damage (including my
> old VA Research model 500 getting fried during an April 2009 wind and
> lightning storm). It turned out the some storms had bent tree branches
> and broken the neutral lead of my house's main power feed at the point
> where it entered my house's roof, so I had varying voltages until I
> called in an electrician and fixed it.
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