The NAS has just received an upgrade. It now has 8GB of RAM, the maximum supported by the published info for the box, however, the web agrees that it can support 16GB. But as a headless backup server and NAS, it doesn’t need a lot. But FreeNas is happier now, with 8GB the published minimum (it was running 2GB).
There is a small rumour going around the house here that it might also see the additional role of Minecraft Server.
But if I can’t keep the Time Machine share stable, I’m not going to spend any time on that yet. And this has failed once already.
Some time ago, I can’t remember when, and I can’t find a discussion in here, the SSD died. This led to the desperate rebuild with whatever was to hand… in this case an ancient 2.5in HDD that ran super slowwww.
Well the replacement was ordered with the NAS RAM and that got installed tonight. With a downloaded fresh copy of Win10 (I can still use the Win7 key that I upgraded back when Win10 was released, amazing) the PC was up and running in about 30 mins. Crazy how easy this kind of task is now. I remember it being hours, updates, drivers etc… then the software install.
Throw in the Office 365 supplied through the various uni subscriptions that me, the eldest and Mrs Mab (who is about to commence study as well) and we’re all set up in amazing short time.
Add Roblox. Chrome, Antivirus. That’s a few minutes each. Oh, I suppose Minecraft will have to be reinstalled too.
I really should look at replacing this thing. Seriously, it’s an 1st gen i7 860 with a 9800GT in it. These are at least 10 years old! (And it’s outlived at least 1 SSD now!).
Err, nothing to add. Really.