My first custom MediaServer

2009-05-16 00:04 by Ian

This was the first serious media server I built. I built it into a home-made acrylic case. The pref-board visible on the top of the harddrive is the adapter that I had to make to get the 50-pin low-density connector to breakout into a real 40-pin IDE cable. That is the secondary IDE channel. The whole PC is contained on that one PCB. It used to be a Dell WebPC.

This replaced my old mediaserver (which was a 486DX2-66 running Slackware 3.6 with about 60GB of storage space). This box is now retired but at its peak it had these characteristics: