[CentOS] OT: Home NAS device

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 04:38:36 UTC 2008


On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>
>> The Dlink DNS-323 looks exactly what you are asking of
>>>
>>
>> What a procedure to hack that thing!
>>
>>  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.
>>>>
>>>
>> That's why I want to put straight Linux on it:)
>>
>> As fun as hacking that thing would be, I might just buy one of the tiny
>> boards, but for the price if I brick the DNS-323 it would still be fun
>> and I wouldn't really care!
>>
>
> The most demanding operation you'd want such a server to do is probably
> feeding video/media files to a DLNA client like an xbox360 or PS3 which
> sometimes involves transcoding the content.  You'd probably get the most
> specific advice about device capabilities on the forums for those programs
> (mediatomb, for example, which runs on a lot of the small network hard
> drives).
>
> --
>  Les Mikesell
>   lesmikesell at gmail.com
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