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 Post subject: Marvell Plug Computer
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:10 am 
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Highlights:

Five Watts
Gigabit Ethernet
1.200 GHz CPU, Kirkwood Series SoC
512 MB Flash Storage
512 MB DRAM
USB 2.0
SRP: $49, Developer Kit: $99

Looks like it would make a decent lightweight server.

http://www.marvell.com/featured/plugcomputing.jsp


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If they can offer some ready to use solutions with that for a decent price (did I see an SD slot?--they could offer an SD card with whatever function for an additional $25 for example) that could get some lovin.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:18 am 
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I think you could add on whatever storage you wanted via USB, couldn't you?

That'd eliminate the need for SD slots.


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i wonder if you could use an sd card reader. they are only 10 dollars for the best of them.

16 gb hd ftw?


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I don't see as a good fit for primary NAS. The form factor doesn't support internal drives and the USB interface doesn't provide things like spindown control or SMART interface. This thing really shines more if you've already got a NAS on your LAN. What I see as good applications:

* Torrentbox (works best if you've already got a NAS but external drive via USB would work fine too)

* Web Server/Mail Server (just add 4GB USB thumb drive)

* Firewall/Router -- run some nice open source stuff on this and consign your existing consumer-grade router to just be a Ethernet switch


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:19 pm 
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jessekopelman wrote:
I don't see as a good fit for primary NAS. The form factor doesn't support internal drives and the USB interface doesn't provide things like spindown control or SMART interface. This thing really shines more if you've already got a NAS on your LAN. What I see as good applications:

* Torrentbox (works best if you've already got a NAS but external drive via USB would work fine too)

* Web Server/Mail Server (just add 4GB USB thumb drive)

* Firewall/Router -- run some nice open source stuff on this and consign your existing consumer-grade router to just be a Ethernet switch


I use an old P3 running off a CF card for this purpose, both routers are just switches and wireless APs. This would be a nice power saver in a role like that. Add on print server abilities too.

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 Post subject: Here's a remote disk plug device from CES...
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Apparently, Wired covered it some time ago:

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/01/p ... rings.html


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 Post subject: Wired Review of PogoPlug
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:13 pm 
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http://www.wired.com/reviews/product/pr_pogo_plug

Available for sale now- $99, direct from manufacturer.


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