• Need inspiration.

    From RobH@rob@despammer.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Apr 6 16:47:58 2021
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    Presently my Ubuntu 20.4 bootup system is on a 256Gb ssd and my /home
    folder is on a 750gb partition on a 2nd spinning disk.

    I have been contemplating moving over to an Intel NUC with a M.2 SSD and
    a 2nd SSD if it is possible.

    I've seen a couple of NUCs that fit my needs, but I'm not sure how to go
    about doing or moving the present setup over to the NUC.

    What is my best option, if any at all.
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  • From azigni@azigni@yahoo.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Apr 6 18:34:41 2021
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    The last SSD I purchased was ~$50 for 500 gigs. I would buy and purchase
    a new SSD for what you are using now. No need to spend that much $ for a
    NUC.
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  • From RobH@rob@despammer.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Apr 6 20:58:47 2021
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    On 06/04/2021 19:34, azigni wrote:
    The last SSD I purchased was ~$50 for 500 gigs. I would buy and purchase
    a new SSD for what you are using now. No need to spend that much $ for a
    NUC.


    The thing is tho' I still would like to keep my /home folder on a
    separate drive

    My setup is all in a large tower when I was using 4 HD's, but now they
    are not needed, and just would like to go smaller.
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  • From Abandoned_Trolley@someone@microsoft.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Apr 6 21:56:36 2021
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    On 06/04/2021 16:47, RobH wrote:
    Presently my Ubuntu 20.4 bootup system is on a 256Gb ssd and my /home
    folder is on a 750gb partition on a 2nd spinning disk.

    I have been contemplating moving over to an Intel NUC with a M.2 SSD and
    a 2nd SSD if it is possible.

    I've seen a couple of NUCs that fit my needs, but I'm not sure how to go about doing or moving the present setup over to the NUC.

    What is my best option, if any at all.

    First, I would take a deep dive in to the hardware spec.

    Out in the world of "real motherboards" some Intel chipsets limit the
    number of high speed SATA ports and in some cases the use of M.2 media
    means that the SATA 3 ports are disabled.

    You may have to fit the SSD on to a slower SATA port - in other words,
    you might not be able to use 6Gb/s SATA AND M.2 at the same time.

    IMHO when you consider the cost and aggravation of the transfer to the
    NUC any M.2 of less than 1TB would be a waste of time.

    Also, dont forget that not all M.2 slots are large enough to accept the
    longer 110mm media.

    My guess is that you are going to be saying goodbye to the 256Gb drive.

    AT
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  • From azigni@azigni@yahoo.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Apr 6 21:33:06 2021
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    Okay, I too am using a tower. I have my Linux (Debian) on an SSD I put
    in. I also put in an old 1 gig rust drive that I use for /home. The
    Windows SSD and hard drive are disconnected as I do not use them.

    You can reconfigure your home drive to a separate drive, but I found it
    faster to re-install and select the rust drive as home.

    If you wish to tinker, you can redirect /home, but of you do not save
    yourself the frustration and re-install. gl
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  • From RobH@rob@despammer.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Tue Apr 6 22:56:19 2021
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    On 06/04/2021 21:56, Abandoned_Trolley wrote:
    On 06/04/2021 16:47, RobH wrote:
    Presently my Ubuntu 20.4 bootup system is on a 256Gb ssd and my /home
    folder is on a 750gb partition on a 2nd spinning disk.

    I have been contemplating moving over to an Intel NUC with a M.2 SSD
    and a 2nd SSD if it is possible.

    I've seen a couple of NUCs that fit my needs, but I'm not sure how to
    go about doing or moving the present setup over to the NUC.

    What is my best option, if any at all.

    First, I would take a deep dive in to the hardware spec.

    Out in the world of "real motherboards" some Intel chipsets limit the
    number of high speed SATA ports and in some cases the use of M.2 media
    means that the SATA 3 ports are disabled.

    You may have to fit the SSD on to a slower SATA port - in other words,
    you might not be able to use 6Gb/s SATA AND M.2 at the same time.

    IMHO when you consider the cost and aggravation of the transfer to the
    NUC any M.2 of less than 1TB would be a waste of time.

    Also, dont forget that not all M.2 slots are large enough to accept the longer 110mm media.

    My guess is that you are going to be saying goodbye to the 256Gb drive.

    AT

    Fair comment that and I take what you are saying.
    I'll leave things as they are then now.

    Thanks
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  • From ray@ray@zianet.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Wed Apr 7 08:50:26 2021
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    On 4/6/21 9:47 AM, RobH wrote:
    Presently my Ubuntu 20.4 bootup system is on a 256Gb ssd and my /home
    folder is on a 750gb partition on a 2nd spinning disk.

    I have been contemplating moving over to an Intel NUC with a M.2 SSD and
    a 2nd SSD if it is possible.

    I've seen a couple of NUCs that fit my needs, but I'm not sure how to go about doing or moving the present setup over to the NUC.

    What is my best option, if any at all.


    In the past, I have had several occasions to migrate disks and/or
    systems. I have used partimage to do so. Backing up and then restoring.

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  • From Abandoned_Trolley@someone@microsoft.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Wed Apr 7 16:58:51 2021
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    On 06/04/2021 20:58, RobH wrote:
    On 06/04/2021 19:34, azigni wrote:
    The last SSD I purchased was ~$50 for 500 gigs. I would buy and purchase
    a new SSD for what you are using now. No need to spend that much $ for a
    NUC.


    The thing is tho'  I still would like to keep my /home folder on a
    separate drive

    My setup is all in a large tower when I was using 4 HD's, but now they
    are not needed, and just would like to go smaller.

    If "going smaller" is the primary driver for this exercise, then why not consider one of those mini desktop PCs ?

    A few years ago I picked up a Dell Optiplex (760 I think) in a charity
    shop. Its in a fairly small desktop case and has a proprietay
    motherboard arrangement. I managed to find a low profile graphics card
    for it so that I can use twin screens and it performed OK when I stuck a
    quad core CPU in it and uprated the memory.

    I remember at the time I got on to the Dell web site and discovered that
    these macines came in 4 different case sizes, and that mine was NOT the smallest.

    Heres the useful bit though ... I took out the 3.5 inch spinning rust
    drive and replaced it with a pair of 2.5 inch drives. On eBay I found an adaptor widget for a few quid which holds a pair of 2.5 inch drives in a
    cage which then fits in to the hole vacated by the 3.5 inch drive.

    This particular case has a blanking plate to cover a 2nd 3.5 inch space, probably intended for a floppy. So the end result is a compact sized PC
    with space for 4 hard drives - I would guess that its half the size of
    my tower case.

    Anyway, its just one way to cater for your desire for more physical
    drives in a smaller case.

    You have not said anything about what the machine is used for or what
    sort of CPU horsepower or memory you would like, so its a bit difficult
    to be any more specific.

    AT

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  • From RobH@rob@despammer.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Wed Apr 7 17:08:19 2021
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    On 07/04/2021 16:58, Abandoned_Trolley wrote:
    On 06/04/2021 20:58, RobH wrote:
    On 06/04/2021 19:34, azigni wrote:
    The last SSD I purchased was ~$50 for 500 gigs. I would buy and purchase >>> a new SSD for what you are using now. No need to spend that much $ for a >>> NUC.


    The thing is tho'  I still would like to keep my /home folder on a
    separate drive

    My setup is all in a large tower when I was using 4 HD's, but now they
    are not needed, and just would like to go smaller.

    If "going smaller" is the primary driver for this exercise, then why not consider one of those mini desktop PCs ?

    A few years ago I picked up a Dell Optiplex (760 I think) in a charity
    shop. Its in a fairly small desktop case and has a proprietay
    motherboard arrangement. I managed to find a low profile graphics card
    for it so that I can use twin screens and it performed OK when I stuck a quad core CPU in it and uprated the memory.

    I remember at the time I got on to the Dell web site and discovered that these macines came in 4 different case sizes, and that mine was NOT the smallest.

    Heres the useful bit though  ... I took out the 3.5 inch spinning rust drive and replaced it with a pair of 2.5 inch drives. On eBay I found an adaptor widget for a few quid which holds a pair of 2.5 inch drives in a cage which then fits in to the hole vacated by the 3.5 inch drive.

    This particular case has a blanking plate to cover a 2nd 3.5 inch space, probably intended for a floppy. So the end result is a compact sized PC
    with space for 4 hard drives - I would guess that its half the size of
    my tower case.

    Anyway, its just one way to cater for your desire for more physical
    drives in a smaller case.

    You have not said anything about what the machine is used for or what
    sort of CPU horsepower or memory you would like, so its a bit difficult
    to be any more specific.

    AT

    thanks for that.

    My machine / setup is in a Fractal Design R4 case, and has 16gb of DDR3
    and a i5 cpu on a gigabyte ATX board.
    I only use it for web browsing and base programs now.
    I'll have a look at the optiplex cases.
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