I don’t know why, but I love these noodlings. Maybe because they are of reasonable length or because I’m often interested in your adventures reusing older hardware like I do on a daily basis, but I love these shows.
Speaking of which, I’m thinking of re purposing an old tower that I got from a relative, not sure of the AMD chip on the board, I need to look into this some more, but it has one dimm of DDR3 Ram that I believe is 3 GB, which I have never seen before, have you?
It has an open dimm slot so I could add another stick of RAM. It has a ton of open bays, and I have lots of 2.5 spinning rust drives from 320GB-1TB. It has two open SATA ports on the motherboard, but only one extra SATA power connector. If I get some power spliters, a SATA PCI-e card, mounting brackets to go from 3.5" to 2.5", could put at least 6 more disks into the tower.
My ultimate plan for the box mentioned is set it up as a Debian server with btfs controlling a RAID configuration of the extra drives and using it as a learning experience for network attached storage, backups, and administering docker containers.