Lenovo M910Q

  • Intel Core i7 6700T 2.8 GHz
  • 16GB (2 x 8GB SODIMM)
  • 500GB Toshiba NVMe Drive

Running Proxmox, learning how to virtualize servers.

Hardware Thoughts

The cost of this device for what I got felt great. I feel a bit bummed out that the SSD drive tray was missing in this unit I think it will still last me a very long time. I can upgrade the CPU to a 7th gen, max out the ram to 32 GB, and, once I get an SSD tray, add another hard drive. I can't, unfortunately, add any PCI devices like another NIC.

I understand that the M920 has a PCI port that accepts some uprades and it also has USB-C ports. That might be a better option although a bit more expensive.

Things to upgrade:

  • CPU: i7 7700T
  • RAM: 2 16GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM
  • Drives: 1TB NVMe and 1TB SSD
  • USB NIC

Uses

I bought this to continue my goal of self-hosting and learning. The less I have to go outside of my network the better.

Docker

  • Home Assistant
  • PiHole
  • Portainer
  • Grafana
  • Prometheus
  • Starlink Monitor
  • Speed test monitor
  • Code Server
  • PfSense?
  • Jellyfin
  • Uptime Kuma
  • Impostor Server
  • Minecraft Server

Gaming

I haven't tried hosting a Minescraft or Impostor server yet but I know it is possible. I am more curious if I can run some emulation software to play my old games.