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If You Were to Replace Your MediaSmart EX495 Today ...

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Datanaut

What would you pick and why?

 

I am in that boat after a failure.

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awraynor

I did replace my 495 and went with home built years ago. I like the larger case, video out and easy upgrades. The microservers are hugely popular,

but I still like my current box. 

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yodafett

my whs11 box is a home build itx but in I did like the n40l and loving the microsoerver afer the necessary upgrades.  the ilo options and form factor is what sold me if I could find a itx case with 4 swappable bays I would stay home build.  

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ikon

If You Were to Replace Your MediaSmart EX495 Today ...   I would be sure to get something with onboard video and support for keyboard and mouse :)

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Datanaut

Thanks all

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Joe_Miner

Gen8, TS140, or Home Build are things I'd look at first (but it's easy for a project to grow from there :) )

 

Why's (short list)

 

Gen8 - small footprint; very flexible expansion/upgrade capability; iLO4

TS140 - bigger with more current CPU LGA; 6 SATA III ports; flexible expansion/upgrade capability; Intel AMT

Home Build - ultimate flexibility but more work designing but have the option of starting out with cheap/used equipment (like old desktop) and add "stuff" over time

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Datanaut

Thanks

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Drashna Jaelre

I replaced my EX495 with .... a Norco RPC 4220 (a 4U server rackmount case). :)

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jmwills

Yugo to Hummer in one move. Nice!

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Datanaut

My EX495 came back from the dead. Now there's time to think more about this. Thanks All.

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