Joined: April 2006
||Posted: April 26 2006,15:56
|Quote (doobit @ April 26 2006,10:01)|
|I guess you didn't really mean that any help would be appreciated.|
Anyway, to be more specific to your case...
here is a quote from the store concerning the BarBones mini-ITX:
| This super compact Mini-ITX barebones system is the best Mini-ITX deal on the net. It is very speedy and extremely compact. Though perfect as a speedy, thin client, I am sure most DSL users would prefer to use it with a mini-drive, compact flash, or via USB boot.|
That seems to suggest it will accept a small hard drive, like a laptop sized one. If you look a the specs of the case and the (rather large) photos, then you will notice that the heat sink for the CPU touches the top of the case. That doesn't leave much space for anything else, but it's possible to cram a 2.5 inch hard drive in there.
As for the nano-itx, the same situation applies. If you read the description and look at the photos, it's pretty clear that there is very little space inside the case. There is enough for an IDE powered CF or microdrive, because that is one of the options they offer.:
The case is made from a thick die cast and it butts right up against the CPU heat-sink to ensure fanless heat transfer, and there is a thin plastic film which needs to be removed from on top of the heat-sink before you boot your DSM. Overall, this is a very nice compact package with an integrated supply.
We are now offering different Damn Small Machine packages. In addition to the USB package (this page),we are also offering DSM with 1GB IDE Flash drive, and with a 512MB IDE Flash Drive, as well as a Diskless Option.
Of course, if you wanted to contact the store operator directly, that information is also on the store page.
Well, I think any reasonable person would assume that when I say ANY help would be appreciated it means on the topic that I have started. Here's an example to make this clear: You go up to someone on the street to ask directions and instead of giving you directions they start talking about the large growth of puss on their ass. Would that strike you as weird and completely off the topic? This is exactly what you did with your last post.
Forgive my ignorance, but, I always thought that a mini-drive is something like a usb flash drive or a micro drive. I'm quite sure that if someone means a 2.5" IDE drive they would actually use the term "2.5" IDE drive". I could be wrong though. See, I don't like making assumptions, blowing $200+ and finding out that I was wrong or the nice person who tried to help on the forums didn't have a clue about the subject and since I trusted them now I'm stuck with a piece of hardware that I cannot use.
Also, believe me, I would MUCH rather talk to the "store operator directly" but that "information" is not the store page. Not that I can see anyhow. Maybe it's cleverly hidden. I don't see the address orders_at_damnsmalllinux.org anywhere on the site. I'll tell you what though, I will use the e-mail address you posted on this topic and see if I can get a hold of them. At the very least you provided me with some useful information. I'm not really sure if you meant it or not, but thank you nonetheless.