[Coco] [Color Computer] VCC v1.41

Fedor Steeman petrander at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 02:40:41 EDT 2010

Thanks for the generous offer, Aaron, and everyone thanks for the
suggestions that it may not be so costly after all. Did I say that I was
concerned about the costs? To be more precise: It was mainly my wife that
was concerned, and I respect her concerns. :-) I am not sure if the
situation on continental Europe is exactly the same (everything costs more
here in Denmark, due to taxation and other stuff), but it might still not be
as bad after all.

In any case, I do not currently have any projects for which I need a
webserver, but if I in the future do, I will keep all of his in mind.


On 13 August 2010 14:29, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Friday, August 13, 2010 08:07:58 am Fedor Steeman did opine:
> > Hi Gene,
> >
> > I have many times considered setting up my own webserver for several
> > projects, but always backed out, because i feared the electricity costs
> > of having a computer running 24-7.
> >
> > /Fedor
> I haven't actually calculated it to see what it costs, Fedor.  With 3 or 4
> of them, and as many tv's that burn 50  watts when they are turned "off",
> and the biggest one rarely is, its still a toss-up to me as I save all the
> lives of the hard drives who don't like all that head damages from starting
> and stopping.  Electricity here in coal fired WV is about 1/3rd compared to
> some places like CA, which has had a nimby attitude about power plant
> construction for the last 50 years.  We get billed by-monthly and the only
> time its over 200$ for 2 months is when the AC is going close to full time,
> which it is this last couple of months.  I do kill the monitors when I walk
> away though.
> Estimated power draw without monitors:
> This machine, 3.5TB of drives, might use 200 running watts
> The router, an old x86 box, no drives, boots from a cf card, 30 watts
> Shop box, 1 40Gb drive, 115 watts, old, hungry XP1400 athlon
> Coco3, 6309 equipt, 3 floppies, 1 1Gb hard drive, 10 watts, mostly the HD.
> The coco3 itself generates maybe 2 watts of heat.
> [...]
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