New hardware for my home network

All my working day is related to Linux/Unix, as my hobby I work again with Unix/Linux and my apartment is in some way like an lab/server room.
At my home, for testing purposes I have 9 machines ( ok, 8, the 9th is my wife’s laptop, but she is not aware that I am running nfs/samba share on it 😉 ).

Someone will say, using physical machines is not really the best approach, they are consuming to much power, they are noisy and I agree with that. In my case except home gateway, all of them are powered off and I am using them only when need to run some tests for some of stuff I am working on.

I have different OS-es, but mostly RHEL, CentOS, Debian, and OpenBSD. And yes, I do not have any Windows installation.

And if you think now, have you ever Elvir heard for virtualization, yes I am 🙂 I am using very extensively XEN/KVM.

I need advices from you, for small/portable storage. Experiences? Links? Anybody?


PS: The newest machine I got is as below:

System Information
Manufacturer: IBM
Product Name: -[84804AG]-

  1. lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 11)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC’97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702X Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
02:04.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
02:05.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7892P U160/m (rev 02)
02:09.0 Network controller: AVM GmbH Fritz!PCI v2.0 ISDN (rev 02)
02:0a.0 Serial controller: Integrated Technology Express, Inc. IT8874F PCI Dual Serial Port Controller (rev 01