Re: modern cheap NAS fully supported by Debian?
On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 02:37:17AM +0100, Wookey wrote:
> +++ Nicola Bernardini [2012-07-20 05:42 +0200]:
> > I gave up on my NSLU 2 which seems irremediably broken (my guess is that
> > the RAM is botched) and I would like to buy another NAS in that price
> > range or whereabouts. And of course, I would like to be able to run a
> > full Debian system on it. Debian Squeeze would be fine, but I can
> > install Woody if need be. What do you think is a good buy?
> The solidrun Cubox is nice hardware:
> Available new for $140, with real SATA (external drive) and
> world-class tiny. Non-free Vivante GPU could be annoying for media
> purposes but irrelvant for NAS-type activities.
In fact, I was already thinking of taking advantage of the hdmi
interface to make it *also* be a streaming media server for my children
(a must these days). Would it be annoying in that sense?
> 1Gb RAM will be an enjoyable step up from the 32MB of a SLUG :-) -
> Should keep you going for quite a few years.
> I've seen one running Ubuntu already so Debian should be fine, but I
> think at this moment in time you'll need to use a non-stock kernel:
> I'd expect that to get fixed reasonably quickly.
> Others have given plenty of sensible options - it seems we are spoiled
> for choice these days. If someone wanted to summarise this lot
> somewhere on the Debian Wiki, that would be useful.
I take this opportunity to really thank everybody who took the time to
respond. I was already thinking that, since the choice is so wide, I
wanted to build a little db of all options to be able to make
comparisons. I will try to do this as fast as I can (very busy these
days as everybody else), and then I'll post back to have everybody check
on the results. Thanks again to all!
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