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Re: Another alternative to the SLUG

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  • oddballhero
    Just upscale to the Chumby and the Dash is the Insignia Infocast 8 which is actually cheaper than either one at bestbuy. Interesting that as the specs get
    Message 1 of 25 , Mar 18, 2011
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      Just upscale to the Chumby and the Dash is the Insignia Infocast 8 which is actually cheaper than either one at bestbuy. Interesting that as the specs get more advanced, the cheaper it gets. Chalk it up to popularity. So think of the Dash as a Chubby Chumby and the Infocast as a Chunky Chumby. Brings tears to my eyes when it causes me to think of fat and obese slugs.

      --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Paul M <pmooney22@...> wrote:
      >
      > isn't the Dash a Chumby in different packaging?
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    • Ralph Finch
      I was talking with a co-worker about these gizmotrons and we thought, why not combine this with a wireless router? Then the total specs would be: .
      Message 2 of 25 , Mar 18, 2011
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        I was talking with a co-worker about these gizmotrons and we thought, why
        not combine this with a wireless router? Then the total specs would be:



        . Idle power consumption 5-10 watts

        . fanless

        . Wireless N protocol

        . 1000 Mb/s Ethernet

        . two USB2.0 and two USB3.0 or eSATA ports

        . IP6 fully capable

        . 2 SSIDs, one for owner use, one for guests (throttleable, turn
        on/off separately, encrypt or not separately)

        . No proprietary OS changes (mainstream Linux)

        . Many options accessible via onboard website, remote command line
        login via SSH or similar



        The Fit-PC is an intriguing device to be sure. I think we're getting close
        to an ideal.



        From: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com]
        On Behalf Of stripwax
        Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 2:50 PM
        To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Another alternative to the SLUG





        > But I've decided to keep my NSLU2 until I can get a device with the
        following:
        >
        > - 5 or 10 watts power consumption (excluding disk drives)
        > - two USB 3.0 ports OR high-speed external drive connection
        > - 1000 Mb/s Ethernet
        > - mainstream Linux so no extensive hacks needed
        >
        > I'm a little surprised nobody is offering such a gizmotron but it is a
        > geeky device I suppose, not consumer oriented.

        Apart from the USB 3.0 (is that even mainstream yet?), there are devices
        that fit that bill although not necessarily cheap: for example, the fit-pc
        (http://www.fit-pc.com) that I previously mentioned has 5-8W consumption, 6
        USB 2.0 ports, 1000 Mb/s ethernet and the ability to boot from sd/usb or
        internal sata HDD. It is available without HDD, or with HDD and linux
        installed, although of course you can install whatever OS you wish. Mine is
        a great, powerful, replacement for my nslu2.





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      • allthedecentnameshavegone
        ... I ve got a Chumby One. Really like it. I ve never really done much with it beyond the out-the-box usage, though. My favourite thing is an Easter Egg though
        Message 3 of 25 , Mar 19, 2011
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          --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <yahoo@...> wrote:
          >
          > This is an interesting alternative. It looks like you can even run
          > debian on it, but only in a chroot type environment. The lack of a
          > built-in Ethernet port adds a bit to the overall costs, but definitely
          > something worth considering for anyone with a dead NSLU2 that needs
          > replacing.

          I've got a Chumby One. Really like it. I've never really done much with it beyond the out-the-box usage, though.

          My favourite thing is an Easter Egg though - besides being able to start an SSH daemon, as soon as you plug a USB keyboard in you get a working terminal on screen. Tiny font, but actually quite usable.
        • Bill
          Of course it looks like none of these alternatives are available in Canada at a reasonable price. Recently I have been migrating most of my services off my
          Message 4 of 25 , Mar 20, 2011
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            Of course it looks like none of these alternatives are available in Canada at a reasonable price.

            Recently I have been migrating most of my services off my NSLU2's to my Asus RT16. With DD-WRT the usb support was too flaky to consider, but with tomatoUSB those issues have been resolved. As a router it is great. As a NSLU2 replacement, it is not much of an upgrade. You are not going to install debian natively. So you are limited to Optware, and possibly debian with a chroot environment. Some of the Optware packages, such as the one for Apache do not appear to work. Many others require minor tweaks in their configurations to work.

            Speed wise, the Asus RT16 has a 480 MHz CPU which can overclocked by about 10%. (Actually 480 MHz is the CPU being underclocked.) Depending on how you measure file transfers are about 30-50% faster. Which for me is just enough so I can stream 720P without stutters or skips on my media player. The nicest thing though is the 128MB of ram instead of 32MB found in the NSLU2.

            Bill

            --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "allthedecentnameshavegone" <irregularshed@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <yahoo@> wrote:
            > >
            > > This is an interesting alternative. It looks like you can even run
            > > debian on it, but only in a chroot type environment. The lack of a
            > > built-in Ethernet port adds a bit to the overall costs, but definitely
            > > something worth considering for anyone with a dead NSLU2 that needs
            > > replacing.
            >
            > I've got a Chumby One. Really like it. I've never really done much with it beyond the out-the-box usage, though.
            >
            > My favourite thing is an Easter Egg though - besides being able to start an SSH daemon, as soon as you plug a USB keyboard in you get a working terminal on screen. Tiny font, but actually quite usable.
            >
          • oddballhero
            Time to revisit an old topic: The original sheevaplug should be definitely on the list, after looking at all the other options now like the latest pogoplug
            Message 5 of 25 , Apr 14, 2011
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              Time to revisit an old topic:
              The original sheevaplug should be definitely on the list, after looking at all the other options now like the latest pogoplug iterations (which have gone to c**p - decreasing memory,internal wi-fi removed, probably hardware will be phased out and they will sell only software service). The only detriment being ordering it and the power supply (easy enough to replace). Their marketing and distribution really s***s. The guruplug (mine decomposed - the fanless one) and now the Dreamplug (less heat/finger burns but is being recalled due to clock problems) need some redesign/fixin (Quality control definitely an issue).

              A definite contender is the Beagleboard and its iterations (Pandaboard). Great expandability, community, can run OE (Angstrom, probably SlugOS), Debian/Ubuntu, Android, various levels of prices starting at $125-150 depending where you get it (other good thing, available from multiple suppliers, kinda suprising all the variations in pricing and primary configuration).

              Oh, and the lovable Chumby and pals.
            • Gregg C Levine
              Hello! I had heard that the later designs for what the Sheeva Plug idea suggested were being deleted. But I hadn t heard why, except for the pogoplug one, that
              Message 6 of 25 , Apr 14, 2011
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                Hello!
                I had heard that the later designs for what the Sheeva Plug idea suggested
                were being deleted. But I hadn't heard why, except for the pogoplug one,
                that was definitely a comedy of errors.

                Can you cite specific examples online as to why these issues exist?
                ---
                Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon@...
                "This signature is not the same one. Move along! Move along!"


                > -----Original Message-----
                > From: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com]
                On
                > Behalf Of oddballhero
                > Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:36 PM
                > To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Another alternative to the SLUG: Beagleboard
                >
                >
                >
                > Time to revisit an old topic:
                > The original sheevaplug should be definitely on the list, after looking at
                all the other
                > options now like the latest pogoplug iterations (which have gone to c**p -
                decreasing
                > memory,internal wi-fi removed, probably hardware will be phased out and
                they will
                > sell only software service). The only detriment being ordering it and the
                power supply
                > (easy enough to replace). Their marketing and distribution really s***s.
                The guruplug
                > (mine decomposed - the fanless one) and now the Dreamplug (less
                heat/finger burns
                > but is being recalled due to clock problems) need some redesign/fixin
                (Quality control
                > definitely an issue).
                >
                > A definite contender is the Beagleboard and its iterations (Pandaboard).
                Great
                > expandability, community, can run OE (Angstrom, probably SlugOS),
                Debian/Ubuntu,
                > Android, various levels of prices starting at $125-150 depending where you
                get it
                > (other good thing, available from multiple suppliers, kinda suprising all
                the variations
                > in pricing and primary configuration).
                >
                > Oh, and the lovable Chumby and pals.
                >
              • Richard Hughes
                I had the pogoplug v1, the power supply died twice in less than a year, the first was warrantied, the 2nd I had to purchase$9.00 for the ps $13.95 for a padded
                Message 7 of 25 , Apr 14, 2011
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                  I had the pogoplug v1, the power supply died twice in less than a year, the
                  first was warrantied, the 2nd I had to purchase$9.00 for the ps $13.95 for a
                  padded envelope and postage!!!! :(

                  Pogoplug came through and sent me a free Pogoplug Pro after I squawked
                  enough.


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                • oddballhero
                  Well, the V1 is actually a repackaged crippled sheevaplug with cloud engines software (their cloud interface - ooooh), the power supply is basically the same.
                  Message 8 of 25 , Apr 14, 2011
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                    Well, the V1 is actually a repackaged crippled sheevaplug with cloud engines software (their cloud interface - ooooh), the power supply is basically the same. The V2 was actually a pretty good form factor since it had good heat dissipation but the memory was halved although you go 3 more usb ports (discontinued and being clearanced for $44 at several places). I have several running for over a year without any problems. The Pro with half the memory of the V2 is being discontinued/downgraded (being clearanced for $49 at BestBuy) in favor of the V3 (They got rid of the internal wi-fi along with the internal PCI-E connector that it was plugged in to). With the Pro, should you choose to use it, is an internal sata connector which works pretty well for me (they might get rid of that in the future too since they already got rid of the Internal PCI-E connector to save money).

                    --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Richard Hughes <richardhughes260@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > I had the pogoplug v1, the power supply died twice in less than a year, the
                    > first was warrantied, the 2nd I had to purchase$9.00 for the ps $13.95 for a
                    > padded envelope and postage!!!! :(
                    >
                    > Pogoplug came through and sent me a free Pogoplug Pro after I squawked
                    > enough.
                    >
                    >
                    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    >
                  • oddballhero
                    The original Pogoplug V1 was basically a crippled down Sheevaplug but was easier to purchase. The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package (better design
                    Message 9 of 25 , Apr 14, 2011
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                      The original Pogoplug V1 was basically a crippled down Sheevaplug but was easier to purchase. The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package (better design since the power supply had better ventilation with 3 more usb ports but half the flash). On this version and the previous, with Jeff Doozan's uboot modifications, you could actually boot a different kernel/rootfs from usb and the 256 MB of RAM was enough to do most things, especially when you came from an NSLU2 background. You could actually do a lot with this and it was easy to buy one. One thing was I never used their connector since it was pretty buggy. There were a lot of problems on their forum but it looked like a combination of their connector problems and that most of the users were noobs who never properly shutdown a Linux system and would corrupt their drives. By the way, a comparison table is available at http://www.plugapps.com/index.php5/Portal:Hardware . The Pogoplug Pro was a departure from the Marvell Kirkwood platform to a PLX Oxford NAS 7820 based platform. I believe they went to this because it was cheaper. But it was also Dual Core compared to the Marvell Kirkwood based ones. They also added an Internal Sata Port and PCI-E with a RT3090 Wi-Fi B/G/N PCI Express Card. So again trade offs. Now they removed the PCI-E and Wifi with the V3 in order to save money again and, probably some time in the future, they will just sell their software or farm out to Buffalo Technology, like their Cloudstor. On another forum, it was surmised that the move may have been due to Globalscale distribution http://plugapps.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1024#p5718 . We all know about the literal Globalscale Meltdown with the initial Guruplug to which I was a victim after 2 weeks http://1wt.eu/articles/guruplug-slow-heater/ (pretty good article). I never exchanged mine for the turbine version http://www.myownhomeserver.ch/en/guruplug-fan (eyes rolling up). I was actually looking forward to the Dreamplug although a bit wary since the Guruplug experience (but it looked so good at http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1078.0 ) so I was waiting for some reviews and tada... some were shipped way under clocked http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=5765.msg18571#msg18571, so it never pays to be one of the first. At this point, I am looking at the Beagleboard which seems to have a better distribution and support system, which is what I care about - http://beagleboard.org/. If you want to find out more about the issues, google..., bing...., duckduckgo....

                      --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "Gregg C Levine" <hansolofalcon@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Hello!
                      > I had heard that the later designs for what the Sheeva Plug idea suggested
                      > were being deleted. But I hadn't heard why, except for the pogoplug one,
                      > that was definitely a comedy of errors.
                      >
                      > Can you cite specific examples online as to why these issues exist?
                      > ---
                      > Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon@...
                      > "This signature is not the same one. Move along! Move along!"
                      >
                      >
                    • Matti Palmström
                      ... Great read. Just saw that pogoplugs are really cheap over at Amazon
                      Message 10 of 25 , Apr 15, 2011
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                        On 04/15/2011 03:15 AM, oddballhero wrote:
                        > The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package
                        > (better design since the power supply had better ventilation with 3 more
                        > usb ports but half the flash).

                        Great read. Just saw that pogoplugs are really cheap over at Amazon
                        http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4?ie=UTF8&tag=plug008-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0033WSDR4
                        But I really don't need another. I can't really excuse the two slugs and
                        the dockstar I'm running today :-)

                        /M
                      • Roland
                        $39.99 here in Canada...
                        Message 11 of 25 , Apr 15, 2011
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                          $39.99 here in Canada...

                          http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Computers.htm?BreadCrumbs=Computers;Computers;Portable%20Data%20Storage;Hard%20Drives;Pogoplug%20Multimedia&Catalog=Computers&Category=Hard%20Drives&ProductID=4588836&ProductTab=3

                          --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Matti Palmström <sjukfan@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > On 04/15/2011 03:15 AM, oddballhero wrote:
                          > > The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package
                          > > (better design since the power supply had better ventilation with 3 more
                          > > usb ports but half the flash).
                          >
                          > Great read. Just saw that pogoplugs are really cheap over at Amazon
                          > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4?ie=UTF8&tag=plug008-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0033WSDR4
                          > But I really don't need another. I can't really excuse the two slugs and
                          > the dockstar I'm running today :-)
                          >
                          > /M
                          >
                        • oddballhero
                          At Office Depot, Seagate GoFlex Net. Now $30.00 USD (or $29.somthing). Basically the same thing as a Dockstar but with two Sata interfaces and one USB
                          Message 12 of 25 , Apr 21, 2011
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                            At Office Depot, Seagate GoFlex Net. Now $30.00 USD (or $29.somthing). Basically the same thing as a Dockstar but with two Sata interfaces and one USB instead of 4 USB ports (Dockstar). I can plug my spare 2.5" sata drives directly (without cases) on these interfaces without any problems (have tried WD, Hitachi, and of course Seagate - but not a GoFlex drive). Already set mine up as a Samba, Webdav (lighttpd), and Netatalk (Timemachine) server.

                            --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "Roland" <roland8@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > $39.99 here in Canada...
                            >
                            > http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Computers.htm?BreadCrumbs=Computers;Computers;Portable%20Data%20Storage;Hard%20Drives;Pogoplug%20Multimedia&Catalog=Computers&Category=Hard%20Drives&ProductID=4588836&ProductTab=3
                            >
                            > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Matti Palmström <sjukfan@> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > On 04/15/2011 03:15 AM, oddballhero wrote:
                            > > > The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package
                            > > > (better design since the power supply had better ventilation with 3 more
                            > > > usb ports but half the flash).
                            > >
                            > > Great read. Just saw that pogoplugs are really cheap over at Amazon
                            > > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4?ie=UTF8&tag=plug008-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0033WSDR4
                            > > But I really don't need another. I can't really excuse the two slugs and
                            > > the dockstar I'm running today :-)
                            > >
                            > > /M
                            > >
                            >
                          • bruce turrie
                            Thanks for the tip. I bought the GoFlexNet at OfficeDepot and it works great. Right now I m using it unmodified (since it comes with samba) to replace a
                            Message 13 of 25 , Apr 23, 2011
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                              Thanks for the tip. I bought the GoFlexNet at OfficeDepot and it works great.
                              Right now I'm using it unmodified (since it comes with samba) to replace a
                              pogoplug gray running optware. Not sure whether to go all the way to debian on
                              the freed-up gray or just put an optware webserver on it.



                              ________________________________
                              From: oddballhero <oddballhero@...>
                              To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                              Sent: Thu, April 21, 2011 3:18:03 PM
                              Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Another alternative to the SLUG (not really):
                              GoFlexNet


                              At Office Depot, Seagate GoFlex Net. Now $30.00 USD (or $29.somthing).
                              Basically the same thing as a Dockstar but with two Sata interfaces and one USB
                              instead of 4 USB ports (Dockstar). I can plug my spare 2.5" sata drives
                              directly (without cases) on these interfaces without any problems (have tried
                              WD, Hitachi, and of course Seagate - but not a GoFlex drive). Already set mine
                              up as a Samba, Webdav (lighttpd), and Netatalk (Timemachine) server.

                              --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "Roland" <roland8@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > $39.99 here in Canada...
                              >
                              >http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Computers.htm?BreadCrumbs=Computers;Computers;Portable%20Data%20Storage;Hard%20Drives;Pogoplug%20Multimedia&Catalog=Computers&Category=Hard%20Drives&ProductID=4588836&ProductTab=3
                              >3
                              >
                              > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Matti Palmström <sjukfan@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > On 04/15/2011 03:15 AM, oddballhero wrote:
                              > > > The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package
                              > > > (better design since the power supply had better ventilation with 3 more
                              > > > usb ports but half the flash).
                              > >
                              > > Great read. Just saw that pogoplugs are really cheap over at Amazon
                              > >
                              >http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4?ie=UTF8&tag=plug008-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0033WSDR4
                              >
                              > > But I really don't need another. I can't really excuse the two slugs and
                              > > the dockstar I'm running today :-)
                              > >
                              > > /M
                              > >
                              >




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                            • oddballhero
                              Hello Bruce, Can t go wrong either way. If you do go with Debian, make sure you use a swap partition, even on a usb flash. Does not really swap that much so
                              Message 14 of 25 , Apr 23, 2011
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                                Hello Bruce,

                                Can't go wrong either way. If you do go with Debian, make sure you use a swap partition, even on a usb flash. Does not really swap that much so you don't have to worry about wear. For the GoFlex just use any old 2.5 inch Sata. You can also buy a Sata extension cable and try connecting it to a 3.5 but I haven't tried it.

                                --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, bruce turrie <bturrie@...> wrote:
                                >
                                > Thanks for the tip. I bought the GoFlexNet at OfficeDepot and it works great.
                                > Right now I'm using it unmodified (since it comes with samba) to replace a
                                > pogoplug gray running optware. Not sure whether to go all the way to debian on
                                > the freed-up gray or just put an optware webserver on it.
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                > ________________________________
                                > From: oddballhero <oddballhero@...>
                                > To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                                > Sent: Thu, April 21, 2011 3:18:03 PM
                                > Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Another alternative to the SLUG (not really):
                                > GoFlexNet
                                >
                                >
                                > At Office Depot, Seagate GoFlex Net. Now $30.00 USD (or $29.somthing).
                                > Basically the same thing as a Dockstar but with two Sata interfaces and one USB
                                > instead of 4 USB ports (Dockstar). I can plug my spare 2.5" sata drives
                                > directly (without cases) on these interfaces without any problems (have tried
                                > WD, Hitachi, and of course Seagate - but not a GoFlex drive). Already set mine
                                > up as a Samba, Webdav (lighttpd), and Netatalk (Timemachine) server.
                                >
                                > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "Roland" <roland8@> wrote:
                                > >
                                > > $39.99 here in Canada...
                                > >
                                > >http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Computers.htm?BreadCrumbs=Computers;Computers;Portable%20Data%20Storage;Hard%20Drives;Pogoplug%20Multimedia&Catalog=Computers&Category=Hard%20Drives&ProductID=4588836&ProductTab=3
                                > >3
                                > >
                                > > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Matti Palmström <sjukfan@> wrote:
                                > > >
                                > > > On 04/15/2011 03:15 AM, oddballhero wrote:
                                > > > > The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package
                                > > > > (better design since the power supply had better ventilation with 3 more
                                > > > > usb ports but half the flash).
                                > > >
                                > > > Great read. Just saw that pogoplugs are really cheap over at Amazon
                                > > >
                                > >http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4?ie=UTF8&tag=plug008-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0033WSDR4
                                > >
                                > > > But I really don't need another. I can't really excuse the two slugs and
                                > > > the dockstar I'm running today :-)
                                > > >
                                > > > /M
                                > > >
                                > >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
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                                >
                              • bruce turrie
                                Plugging a bare 2.5 inch sata into the GoFlexNet works great but it flops about a little bit. Also I worried about leaving the circuit board unprotected. I
                                Message 15 of 25 , Apr 29, 2011
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                                  Plugging a bare 2.5 inch sata into the GoFlexNet works great but it flops about a little bit. Also I worried about leaving the circuit board unprotected. I found a soft rubber drive sleeve by SIIG for $4.99 at Frys. Just a little bit of judicious trimming on the corners of the sleeve with an Xacto knife and the now safely covered drive fits snug in the slot. 


                                  ________________________________
                                  From: oddballhero <oddballhero@...>
                                  To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                                  Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:18 PM
                                  Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Another alternative to the SLUG (not really): GoFlexNet


                                   
                                  At Office Depot, Seagate GoFlex Net. Now $30.00 USD (or $29.somthing). Basically the same thing as a Dockstar but with two Sata interfaces and one USB instead of 4 USB ports (Dockstar). I can plug my spare 2.5" sata drives directly (without cases) on these interfaces without any problems (have tried WD, Hitachi, and of course Seagate - but not a GoFlex drive). Already set mine up as a Samba, Webdav (lighttpd), and Netatalk (Timemachine) server.

                                  --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "Roland" <roland8@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > $39.99 here in Canada...
                                  >
                                  > http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Computers.htm?BreadCrumbs=Computers;Computers;Portable%20Data%20Storage;Hard%20Drives;Pogoplug%20Multimedia&Catalog=Computers&Category=Hard%20Drives&ProductID=4588836&ProductTab=3
                                  >
                                  > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Matti Palmström <sjukfan@> wrote:
                                  > >
                                  > > On 04/15/2011 03:15 AM, oddballhero wrote:
                                  > > > The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package
                                  > > > (better design since the power supply had better ventilation with 3 more
                                  > > > usb ports but half the flash).
                                  > >
                                  > > Great read. Just saw that pogoplugs are really cheap over at Amazon
                                  > > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4?ie=UTF8&tag=plug008-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0033WSDR4
                                  > > But I really don't need another. I can't really excuse the two slugs and
                                  > > the dockstar I'm running today :-)
                                  > >
                                  > > /M
                                  > >
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                                • oddballhero
                                  Just to add more devices to the brew: 1. Buffalo Cloudstor - Just read the review at
                                  Message 16 of 25 , May 10 10:59 PM
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                                    Just to add more devices to the brew:
                                    1. Buffalo Cloudstor - Just read the review at http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-reviews/31467-new-to-the-charts-buffalo-cloudstor and it seems to indicate that the OS is on a boot partition of the drive. Probably can load a different distribution. This plus SATA interface x 2 and GbE at $135 with 1 drive and USB makes it somewhat attractive.

                                    2. USB stick PC for $25 - From the guys at plugapps, they had a link to this on their forum:
                                    http://www.geek.com/articles/games/game-developer-david-braben-creates-a-usb-stick-pc-for-25-2011055/
                                  • Bill
                                    ... So far this is vapour ware. Lack of network connectivity would be a show stopper for me. Although, it looks like you need to connect it to a special
                                    Message 17 of 25 , May 11 6:21 AM
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                                      --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "oddballhero" <oddballhero@...> wrote:
                                      > 2. USB stick PC for $25 - From the guys at plugapps, they had a link to this on their forum:
                                      > http://www.geek.com/articles/games/game-developer-david-braben-creates-a-usb-stick-pc-for-25-2011055/

                                      So far this is vapour ware. Lack of network connectivity would be a show stopper for me. Although, it looks like you need to connect it to a special hub. As it has the wrong sex USB cable to connect anything directly, and it needs to draw the power from somewhere. So perhaps the special hub has a network plug. If so then this device starts to become interesting. But experience has told me if at the proto-type stage they say $25, the first release will probably be $99, and maybe eventually it will drop to $50.

                                      The HDMI output seems cool, but given the specifications are not adequate to play videos or such, I think it is more of a gimic than anything.
                                    • oddballhero
                                      Got it working with a 3.5 drive using a sata data extension cable. Had to use an external power supply from a usb to sata kit due to no 12V supply from
                                      Message 18 of 25 , May 18 11:33 PM
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                                        Got it working with a 3.5" drive using a sata data extension cable. Had to use an external power supply from a usb to sata kit due to no 12V supply from GoFlex. Now got an awesome little server with 2 sata drives. By the way, nice work on your blogs and Debian Lenny machine. I had to modify Doozan's squeeze script, he really needs to update that stuff.

                                        --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, bruce turrie <bturrie@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > Plugging a bare 2.5 inch sata into the GoFlexNet works great but it flops about a little bit. Also I worried about leaving the circuit board unprotected. I found a soft rubber drive sleeve by SIIG for $4.99 at Frys. Just a little bit of judicious trimming on the corners of the sleeve with an Xacto knife and the now safely covered drive fits snug in the slot. 
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > ________________________________
                                        > From: oddballhero <oddballhero@...>
                                        > To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                                        > Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:18 PM
                                        > Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Another alternative to the SLUG (not really): GoFlexNet
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >  
                                        > At Office Depot, Seagate GoFlex Net. Now $30.00 USD (or $29.somthing). Basically the same thing as a Dockstar but with two Sata interfaces and one USB instead of 4 USB ports (Dockstar). I can plug my spare 2.5" sata drives directly (without cases) on these interfaces without any problems (have tried WD, Hitachi, and of course Seagate - but not a GoFlex drive). Already set mine up as a Samba, Webdav (lighttpd), and Netatalk (Timemachine) server.
                                        >
                                        > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "Roland" <roland8@> wrote:
                                        > >
                                        > > $39.99 here in Canada...
                                        > >
                                        > > http://www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Product+Detail/Computers.htm?BreadCrumbs=Computers;Computers;Portable%20Data%20Storage;Hard%20Drives;Pogoplug%20Multimedia&Catalog=Computers&Category=Hard%20Drives&ProductID=4588836&ProductTab=3
                                        > >
                                        > > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Matti Palmström <sjukfan@> wrote:
                                        > > >
                                        > > > On 04/15/2011 03:15 AM, oddballhero wrote:
                                        > > > > The V2 Pinky was a redesign in a new package
                                        > > > > (better design since the power supply had better ventilation with 3 more
                                        > > > > usb ports but half the flash).
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Great read. Just saw that pogoplugs are really cheap over at Amazon
                                        > > > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4?ie=UTF8&tag=plug008-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0033WSDR4
                                        > > > But I really don't need another. I can't really excuse the two slugs and
                                        > > > the dockstar I'm running today :-)
                                        > > >
                                        > > > /M
                                        > > >
                                        > >
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