Upgrading an ASUS EeeBox PC EB1006 Hard Drive (and Copying Partitions)

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I still had about 70 GBs of free space on the ASUS. However, I needed more free space to add movies, or more likely, add my wife’s music to its iTunes library.

Rather then spend money on a new hard drive this month I decided to re-purpose an external, portable drive. Typically, the small portable drives are nothing more than a drive enclosure with a 2.5″ SATA hard drive. The ASUS drive was somewhere around 150 GBs. The USB external drive was 250 GBs.

I didn’t take photos of the process, but the actual drive swapping isn’t very complicated and I’m sure there are already numerous guides available on the Web.

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Upgrading the RAM in the ASUS EeeBox PC (EB1006)

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The ASUS is running Windows 7 just fine with only 1 GB of RAM but considering all of the various tasks I have this system handling I figured it would be best to max it out. This ASUS model supports a maximum of 2 GBs on a single stick. After a quick order from Crucial.com for about $28 all I had to do was wait for the upgrade to arrive.

The memory came today but when I  tried to install it I found the memory slots were not as easy to reach as I had anticipated. However, it wasn’t very difficult and I didn’t damage the case trying to figure it out thanks to Martin Bergek’s guide, which I’ve provided the link to. The only difference between his ASUS and the one I’m using is the number of slots. Mine only has one slot – everything else was the same.

ASUS EeeBox PC as a Home Automation/Media Server

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I recently acquired an ASUS EeeBox PC (EB1006). My goal is to set it up to serve media, manage our home automation systems, and some additional security roles. I’m hoping this will be the last major change to the home automation setup for a few years.

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