i know there are a few people here with there own servers at home with some space for there media and all. i have also not see a thread here about it but its a good question i feel for this day and age. well to start it these are the rough server specs. and the question is. what can be done to make them more energy efficient. LOL im cheap and i don't want big power bills for my data habits. Server A: AMD athlon 64 2800 754. 1gb DDR400 12 200GB hard Drives 1 40gb main drive 1 DVD burner one sata card. thermal take 500W PSU 5. 120mm 100CFM fans steel case. Server B Intel 3.4ghz p4 1mbl2 1gb DDR2 8 250 hard Drives 4 external USB 500gb Drives 1 40gb OS drive DVD burner thermal take 500W PSU 5 120mm 100 CFM fans steel case what can be done to have these take up as little power as possible. keep standard heat for each box - case temp no more than 45 and CPU no more than 40 and also all data accessible 24/7 if anyone has any random ideas. things that may not make sense but hey we can figure them out. any ideas at all. if new hardware is in thoughts. please post with specs and why. but as for drives, they do make them bigger so i could have less for same amount of data but too many eggs in one basket. if i louse a 700gb drive of stuff. thats a LOT.