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 Post subject: Use cases for an EX490
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:34 am 
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Hello all. Glad to see that there is still an enthusiasts forum for the great little boxes.

So I was cleaning out some boxes and found an old EX490. I remember using it years ago as an off-site backup at my parent's house. As cloud storage became a thing, I stopped sending backups to it and my parents stuck it in a box and forgot about it.

Now that I have it, and it's still in good condition, I'm trying to think of uses for it. I currently have a NAS that is backed up to external HDs and to the cloud. So I don't really need it in that capacity.

But I was wondering if there have been other use cases that have been explored here. It's under horse-powered by today's standards. So using it as a virtual machine host probably wouldn't be an option.

What OSes and uses are you all doing with your MediaSmart server in 2022?

I know I can just ebay it, but I'd like to put it to work if I can.

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Ebay it is.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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I still use mine i run WS2016 on it and before that 2012 and 2012R2. its a capable machine. Im replacing mine and donating it to a buddy of mine for his push into home servers and automation.


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Hey T-Bone,
Good to see your still around after all the years. Thanks again for all the helpful posts!

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