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GeneralPC obituary Pin
dandy7217-Jan-24 4:22
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So 2 days ago, at roughly 4:00am, the PC I've been using essentially as a poor man's NAS started to make some loud noises...an Acer easyStore H340. I could've sworn I got it in 2007, but the earliest discussions I can find right now that mention it go back to 2009. This goes back to when MS was trying to push the idea of having home servers. I remember it came with Windows Home Server 2007, which was based on Server 2003. There was also a Home Server 2009, based on Server 2008, but I just blew it away and installed Windows 7.

Anyway. Turns out it's the tiny fan in their proprietary PSU. I probably could find a suitable replacement, but...after 14-15 years, I figure, it's time to let it go. It's been running 24/7 all that time.

It's dog slow, running one of Intel's earliest Atom CPUs, and 2GB of RAM. But, its only job was to provide network shares; who needs a fast CPU and tons of RAM for that? It's got 4 front-loading bays - you can just slide drives in and out. I bought it, as mentioned, as a poor man's NAS. Absolutely nothing fancy, but just to share files...it did the job nicely enough.

In the end, I never really did take advantage of the multiple front-loading drive bays; whenever the data drive got full, I replaced it with one of larger capacity. I can't remember the size of the first data drive I had initially put in it, but the current one is 16TB. I just moved it to another PC in an external enclosure and re-set a few shares (so other systems using it, except for changing the name of the host PC, aren't even aware of anything being different). But I'll probably move it as an additional internal drive in one of my full-tower systems. I don't trust USB not to randomly lose its connection, even though I'm currently going directly from the enclosure to a PC (and avoiding additional chained USB hubs and such).

Normally I try to keep old PCs going for as long as I can. Right now, it's just suddenly gotten too noisy to ignore. I suppose I could put it in another room (where my main, just-as-noisy VM host currently sits), but I figure it was time to let this one go.

What's your oldest still-in-use PC's war story?
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