Working on my servers is one of my favorite hobbies. I have three machines spread across New England:
RAVEN – the latest & greatest
OS: unRAID, Windows 10 Pro (VM)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 1700x
Motherboard: Asus X370-PRO
Memory: 16GB (2x8GB)Kingston ValueRAM DDR4 @2400 MHz
Solid-state storage: 500GB PCIe NVMe Samsung 960 EVO
Spinning storage: 58 TB RAW, 42 TB usable (5xWD Red 8TB, 3xWD Red 6TB)
PSU: 550W
Graphics: Asus GeForce 210
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Silent EATX Full Tower
  • Hosts this website (among others)
  • Plex Media Server (Plex, PlexRequests, PlexPy)
  • Automated media download (CouchPotato/Sonarr/Deluge/PIA VPN)
  • Syncs with XPS-PC and SWserv (Resilio Sync)

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XPS-PC – a ‘roided up Dell
Dell model #: XPS-8700 specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 🙁
CPU: i7-4790
Memory: 16GB RAM @1600 MHz (32GB capable; 8GBx2 of 4 slots used.)
Motherboard code: 0KWVT8
Ports: 9x SATA (5 on-board, 4 on PCI card)
Solid-state storage: 256 GB SATA 3.0 Samsung 850 EVO SSD
Spinning storage: 21 TB (1x 8TB, 3x 4TB, 1x 1TB@7200rpm)
PSU: 460W
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 645 graphics card


SWserv – an old MacBook Pro with the display removed
Apple model #: MacBook Pro 4,1
OS: 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4 GB
Storage: 2 TB (1TB SSHD + 1TB HDD)