Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yes, another item, right away. I'm on the hunt for a mini-ITX motherboard for use in a living room HTPC, and considering there's so much choice out there, I'm a little confused. Then I realised I have you people to help me out, and, well, one thing led to another.
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RE: E-350
by ilovebeer on Mon 8th Aug 2011 01:05 UTC in reply to "E-350"
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And it's cheap. Just add a SSD for OS, a HDD for media, and some spare RAM from laptop upgrade, and you are good to go.

A much cheaper alternative to using an SSD for your OS drive is using a USB flash drive or an SDHC card. I use both and they work great for this purpose. Additionally, I make an occasional image/backup to another UFD/SDHC so in case there's any problems I simply pop the busted one out and plug the backup in. Downtime would be practically nil were I ever to have a problem.

I've been using UFDs and SDHCs for this purpose for about 5 years now and have not had a single problem. Not one.

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