[OT] Home Email Servers

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Wed Mar 11 20:44:00 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 11 March 2009 13:43:19 David Fletcher wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 March 2009 12:07:39 Mark Greenwood wrote:
> >
> > I'm running this on a Asus eee box. very cheap. very low power (about 8W or
> > less when it's idling). Now, it has an internal laptop hard drive, but I
> > have a 1TB USB drive connected, which for what I use it for (mythtv*) is
> > more than adequate. Seeing as it's on all the time and usually not doing
> > much I figured it'd be good to use it as an email server too.
> >
> >
> > Mark
> I wondered if it might be something like that. Problem with these is, I've 
> heard that laptop drives don't work well in servers that run 24/7. Apparently 
> they wear out pretty quickly when used like this.
> Is this still the case, anybody who knows?

I think you're right. I have enabled laptop-mode so it spins the drive down when it's not being used. Also produces less noise, which is good when it's in the living room :)


> Dave

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