There's nothing proprietary on the internal sata drive (sda)that ships with the MV2120 Media Vault. There is a small boot partition on there that will get wiped out if you install something else over it. It's just a normal drive. The MediaVault itself a single board system built by Marvell Semiconductor. It's using a Marvell Orion9 ARM (88F5182-A2) processor. The BIOS runs U-Boot 1.1.4 which is an old version of the universal boot utility. You can install a Debian 6 kernel on it and use it anyway you like. There is a link for doing so here:
ARM says that this processor will also support Symbian and Windows CE.
--- In email@example.com, "rkh_atl" <rhendee@...> wrote:
> Might be a dumb question but I have an MV2100 Media Vault sitting in my closet...never got comfortable with the HP software. Can I wipe the 500gb internal drive clean and put some other NAS software on it (FreeNAS?)? If thats not possible, it's a nice enclosure...maybe just use the thing as an external drive or throw another drive in the additional bay for a RAID setup. Wasn't sure if the drive or the enclosure had some proprietary thing going on that would preclude me from doing this. Thanks much, --Roy