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Use a G5 as headless port/drive extender and MIDI server
Authored by: sys0p on Jul 09, '09 10:43:09AM

Unless you buy a hub, why not use that defunct G5 for additional ports and devices?

Maybe because the G5 eats much power and a hub is cheaper over the long run ?

Just a though ...



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Use a G5 as headless port/drive extender and MIDI server
Authored by: redcap on Jul 09, '09 07:57:37PM

Thats why I keep it sleeping a lot. Where I live it gets kind of cold at night so sometimes I leave it running.

Works better than a space heater, and its still probably more efficient than running 4 external drives (assuming you have 4 external devices that need plugged-in power, and I do.)

Also you can use it as a qmaster node, or webserver .. etc. etc. etc.



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