[CentOS] OT: Home NAS device

Toby Bluhm tkb at midwestinstruments.com
Fri Sep 5 13:07:23 UTC 2008


Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> I am looking for something that I can hack away like a NSLU2 but that thing only has one disc
> and worst of all its 100m interface. Anyone know of a device you can load Linux on that has
> maybe 2 discs like a NAS200 with a gig nic? I need a quiet device to act as a tftp-dhcp/web/dns
> system.

The problem I see with going the all-in-one NAS route is that down the 
road, there's always some function you'd like to add - but you can't. 
You've hit the limitations of the box.

> 
> I thought of just building one from a new Soekris board, or even a mini itx but hope there was
> something simpler/cheaper.
> 

Or even micro-ATX. I saw recently that AMD came out with a clocked-down 
  Athlon. The total package wattage was projected to be lower than 
Intel's Atom. If I can find that link . . . . .

. . . here it is:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Atom-Athlon-Efficient,1997.html


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Toby Bluhm
Alltech Medical Systems America, Inc.



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