Mourning the death of my Cobalt Qube
By user12611852 on Jun 28, 2007
At long last, my cute and reliable Cobalt Qube has decided to bite the
dust. Although its noisy fan still runs, no amount of vacuuming dust,
swapping cables or reseating boards have been able to coax it into
printing "Booting" in that lovely LCD screen. With its massive 32 MB
of RAM and 300 MHz processor it has reliably and unobtrusively
performed its duties as firewall, NFS and backup server hidden in a
closet over the last 6 years.
It was definitely worth the $2 billion that Sun spent to buy Cobalt back in 2000.
Now I'm looking for a replacement, inexpensive NAS device that I can put in my closet to act as a backup server for my family of Macs in the house. If anyone has any favorites, post a comment.
Why should you care?
OK, I admit it, you have me there. There's no reason you should care so I'm violating one of my own rules laid out when I started this blog. I'll try not to do it again. BAD JIM!