I got an allegedly 7W AMD computer from CompuLab, recklessly disregarding any current boycott of wares from the occupied country of Palestine.
I got the bareback, I mean, barebones (funny how WordPress only thinks the latter word is misspelled) version of the machine, so I had to root out an SSD from the Closet of Mystery.
I found this old Kingston thing that I probably used in an old machine some years ago. It’s not a good SSD (I think it’s barely faster than one of them there old-fashioned spinning disks, hee-yaw), but this machine is just going to serve out films, so it shouldn’t really matter…
I tried to measure the wattage on the machine, but the only wattagometer (it’s really called that) didn’t see to actually register that I switched it on, so I’m going to assume that it’s not pulling a lot of power.
The SilverStone USB3 cabinet is called “SST-TS231U”. And it seems totally unproblematic. It just works. I’m running it in JBOD mode, and I’m not getting any of the errors I was getting with the Icy Box enclosure.
It does have a very loud fan, though, which I’m just going to disconnect. If the disks die the heat death, they die the heat death.