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
>> For home NAS and HDPC I got this one: Asus AT3IONT-I deluxe:
>> (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?
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.