Although it was last September when I went to the Retro Reunited gaming weekend (see previous post – http://stiggyblog.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/retro-reunited-09/) , a forum post pointed me towards video footage that taken during the event has been uploaded to YouTube. Watch out for the great interview with Archer Maclean.
It was an amazing weekend and am look forward to many more this year.
I’m considering either building another ITX based NAS box or to buy an off the shelf unit such as a Buffalo Linkstation or Drobo enclosure?
I’m swaying towards the DIY option as they’re so fun to build….but those Drobo units certainly look the business!
Should I opt for a DIY solution, I’ll again be using a fanless EPIA ITX board that supports RAID and have the tiny O/S boot from CF card. I’ll probably be sticking with Freenas (http://freenas.org) as the O/S because I’ve been using it for years now and am quite satisfied that it does everything I want from a NAS box. However, i’ll also be looking at a few alternatives such as Openfiler which I haven’t used for some time now – (http://www.openfiler.com).
To keep noise levels to a mere whisper and retain as much space inside the case I’ll be using a Mini DC-DC PSU board with external laptop mains adapter like the one below -
Details of my previous NAS build can be found here -
Check out the new range of Star Wars sneakers from Adidas!
I fancy some ‘Skywalker’ sneakers myself