I’m planning out my 5th Home Assistant instance after previously running natively on a Synology NAS, in Docker, Hass.io on Synology, and now RasPi3. RasPi3 has been hands down the easiest to manage, restore, etc., so I recognize the value of having everything running on the Home Assistant Operating System.
After having an SD Card die in my RasPi3, I’m considering a move to something with an SSD and improved performance. Open to acquiring new hardware (Pi4, Blue, or NUC), however I’ve got several devices lying around that aren’t being used. In particular, I have an older desktop with Core i7-2600, 8GB RAM, SSD, on an mATX LGA1155 motherboard that I could convert into a rack server.
Has anyone had any luck installing the generic x86-x64 image to an older desktop or laptop device like this? Or is it more trouble than it’s worth?
The hardware should be fine and it’d be great to repurpose it if I can. Most installation instructions I’ve found are focused on a NUC, which I imagine I’d have to modify slightly to get this working on generic hardware…that is if it can work.
Long-term goal is to get better performance on something running Home Assistant Operating system. Short-term, I’d like to repurpose hardware I already own if I can. Any pointers, recommendations, or thoughts would be appreciated as I haven’t seen much information on this scenario as it seems most go to the Supervised route when they are in the generic category…I’d like it all on Home Assistant OS. Thanks!