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Re: Debian based NAS? What to buy?

On 09/02/2010 02:12 AM, Jochen Schulz wrote:
> Mariusz Sielicki:
>>> On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 11:43:02PM +0200, Jochen Schulz wrote:
>>>> What mainboar, CPU and case do you use? I am currently searching for a
>>>> similar solution as well. I am considering to buy a Mini-ITX Atom board,
>>>> but it's hard to find a decent case with enough space for 3-4 hard
>>>> disks.
>> For home NAS and HDPC I got this one: Asus AT3IONT-I deluxe:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131635
>> (4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth, D-Sub, HDMI, optical S/PDIF)
> That looks almost perfect, but I would prefer the most recent Atom
> (D510/525). Jetway offers some interesting boards as well. And the main
> problem is finding a Mini-ITX case with space for the hard drives and a
> regular-size optical drive.  And I am unsure whether a laptop-style PSU
> would deliver enough power for this setup. I would definitely prefer a
> fanless PSU and add one or two case fans instead. Or could I just buy an
> ATX case instead?
> J.

If the ITX allows or has an external eSATA connection, you could use
eSATA external disk enclosures to extend capacity.

It does mean at least an extra package/power supply and so on.

Bob McGowan

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