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Re: Another alternative to the SLUG (not really): GoFlexNet

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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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
          > > >
          > >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
        • 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 4 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 5 of 25 , May 10, 2011
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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 6 of 25 , May 11, 2011
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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 7 of 25 , May 18, 2011
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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
                  > > >
                  > >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  >
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