Worth installing Amahi on old PC?

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Worth installing Amahi on old PC?

Postby imaddicted2u » Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:03 pm

I've got this old PC kicking around and thought I'd like try installing Amahi on a small SATA hard drive in it. It runs an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core 3800+ (2.0Ghz) processor and has 3 GB of ram on a MSI MS-6702 motherboard. It has an onboard Realtek PCI GBE controller as well.
I want to share media, other files and maybe store backups over the network from a 12TB hard disk if it's possible.
Since it's pretty old hardware, is it even worth trying?
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Re: Worth installing Amahi on old PC?

Postby bigfoot65 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:11 pm

Sounds like perfect hardware for Amahi.

See system requirements for minimum hardware needed.
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Re: Worth installing Amahi on old PC?

Postby imaddicted2u » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:59 pm

Thanks for the speedy reply. Really appreciated the feedback. Got it installed quickly and easily due to the in depth instructions. :D
Will finish up tomorrow.

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Re: Worth installing Amahi on old PC?

Postby imaddicted2u » Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:45 am

Just back to post some results.
I have been running an Android TV box as a server, using an app called Lan Drive-SAMBA Server & Client and a USB 3.0 connected hard disk. The device only has a 10/100mpbs Ethernet port.
Using LAN speed test I compared that setup to the old computer running Amahi on a SATA connected disk drive.
Testing was done from a 5Ghz WiFi connected laptop.

Android TV box speed
Write Speed: 3.10 Mbps
Read Speed: 40.12 Mbps

Old computer with Amahi as file server
Write Speed: 65.69 Mbps
Read Speed: 157.36 Mbps
Does this seem like a respectable result for the hardware I have?
The same USB 3.0 drive transfers at 250 MB/s when connected directly to my laptop.

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Re: Worth installing Amahi on old PC?

Postby bigfoot65 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:05 am

Seems reasonable to me.

I suppose as long as you are satisfied with it, that's all that matters. :)
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