[quote=“tsahar, post:4, topic:22483”]
Consider running Lubuntu which is a derivative of ubuntu, and is very resource efficient OS with a decent GUI.
Do you know any low power and cheap linux machines in Pakistani market?
[quote=“ahmedfarazch, post:6, topic:22483”]
I’ll list some devices in terms of ‘compute’ power:
- most newer routers can handle downloads well … are around 5 Watts to 40 Watts
- one step above routers are those android mini pcs (sticks) … 5 Watts to 20 Watts though one may have to use a USB hub
- then come some developer boards ARM or MIPS and Tablets
- thinclients running linux … ideal for running router distros … upwards of 15 Watts
- mini itx … newer ones are usually good for HTPCs … starting from 20 Watts under load (idle might be lower)
Also, there are the x86 based ‘Stick PCs’ and Tablets!
Now, if you provide details about your storage type and needs (like transfer speeds) … I’ll be able to get more specific! Like, FreeNAS might be a good option for a home NAS but a router with a USB HDD might do well as well if speed is not needed and data is not important!
Hope this helps!
Thank you for your reply
Actually I have two requirements and first one is real priority
1- Data storage of very important data (regular access and updates)
2- Home Web server
Now ideally a NAS can help me with first requirement but these are not available in used market and new ones are expensive for me i.e 15K
therefore I’m looking into a low power solution for file storage and if it is a computer then I can also host my local webserver
I’m a bit skeptical about a USB based solution A large 500GB USB disk drive connected to router, SBC or stick PC is something I just don’t think is a reliable solution for continuous operation if you have any experience with this then pls enlighten me I want to directly save my [Desktop] and [my documents] to this remote storage for at least 16 hours of daily usage