Re: Wanted - a Debian SOHO NAS
On 11/10/2017 12:32 PM, Reco wrote:
I recently upgraded one of my boxes after a mother board failure. I did
a fair amount of research and came up with the following:
On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 06:25:01AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
Reco <email@example.com> writes:
What I'm looking for is a suitable replacement with the following
- Able to run Debian, stock kernel is strongly preferred.
- Non-x86, and I don't need another kirkwood ARM.
- Gigabit Ethernet.
- 4 SATA disk slots.
- I don't care whenever it's a box or a rack mount.
The GnuBee PC-1 is already available
The GnuBee PC-2 is being crowd-funded now (until 2017-11-30)
Both meet your criteria I believe, as well as being open hardware
designs and have only free software requirements.
Buy the former if you want one now. Fund the latter if you want 3.5-inch
I'll wait for 3.5'' one, maybe pledge something.
MSI1970A-G43 motherboard (very reasonably priced)
AMD Athlon FX4350 4 core CPU
It's fast and handles Debian very well. I don't remember how much I
paid, but it was reasonable. I also had to add an above board, cheep,
graphics card ($45). While not too expensive, this is a gamers board and
can be overclocked. There are 6 Sata slots and room for 16Gb memory. Has
a nice BIOS screen. They have dropped IDE connectors. So if you have IDE
drives you will need IDE to Sata adapters.
Hope this helps