Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Dandelion City
Dumb question #54... Since they are both Windows systems, why not combine the media server and file server in one PC and leave it on?
In my case, I have a Linux file server based on a low power Atom board. It stays on 24/7 but everything else is put into standby when not in use. The media server is based on a low power AMD CPU and runs Windows. The media server software, MediaPortal, has built in power management software that allows it to wake when clients call for services or recording events are scheduled. I would like to combine them but can't find a Windows based file server solution or a Linux based media server that meets all my needs. (Would love to get MythTV working but its not doable with the TV hardware and file server software I need.)
At 20 I had a good mind. At 40 I had money. At 60 I've lost my mind and my money. Oh, to be 20 again. --Scary