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Re: Anyone here made a "TV computer"?

On Apr 12, 2011, at 15:19, Phil Endecott wrote:

> Marcin Juszkiewicz <marcin.juszkiewicz <at> linaro.org> writes:
>> Pandaboard has just one USB Host port.
> I thought it had a second port connected to an OTG controller that could be used
> as a host.  Maybe that's not supported, or something.  I've been trying to look
> at the block diagram at http://www.pandaboard.org/node/223/#block but it has
> been scaled to just slightly too small to read...
>> Also bandwidth can be a problem - my hdd gets 9MB/s only:
> Any idea what you get with that disk connected to a faster system?
> (That makes the Freescale board with its SATA look more appealing...)

FWIW, and at the risk of incurring the wrath of Mr. Leighton et. al. there is a thing called the "TrimSlice" which is shipping, at least to developers. Its a Tegra2 box with some nice specs.


Here is some data about disk reads: 

 Timing cached reads:   476 MB in  2.00 seconds = 237.74 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:   66 MB in  3.03 seconds =  21.80 MB/sec



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