Re: [nslu2-general] Re: Raspberry Pi?
- For the case, this looks interesting
I only use a couple of USB flash drives with my NSLU2 to reduce power
consumption (I do have external drives on my PC for backup). I like the
NSLU2 but am always on the lookup for a worthy replacement. I'll look for
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:21 PM, michael_peter_thompson <
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> Probably like many people, I've got two RPis order so we'll find out in
> the next month or two when they ship.
> Although a very interesting device for its intended educational purpose,
> the Raspberry Pi will have a few strikes going against it as a replacement
> for the NSLU2 with regards to being NAS. First, for the time being, it
> doesn't ship with a case and it's a bit vulnerable being naked. Also, from
> information in the RPi forums, it doesn't look like its USB ports will
> deliver enough current to power a 2.5" USB hard drive whereas the NSLU2
> Although my NSLU2 is still plugged in and I log in occasionally for old
> times sake, all of it's functionality has moved onto a MV2120 running
> Debian ARM. It consumes a bit more power than the NSLU2, but my backup
> needs have evolved beyond what the NSLU2 could handle and the MV2120 is a
> worthy replacement. I was able to pick my used MV2120 off eBay for less
> than $20 which is a steal. It's just a shame hard disk prices have spiked
> so high.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ralph Finch <ralphmariafinch@...>
> > Could the Raspberry Pi <http://www.raspberrypi.org/> be a worthy
> > replacement for our NSLU2? That is, as a low-power but capable 24/7 Linux
> > server, not as a NAS device though it seems it could do that too.
- On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Ralph Finch <ralphmariafinch@...> wrote:
> For the case, this looks interestingYes. It'd be great if you can have the complete package for less than $50.
It'd be even better if the pi could use allwiner a10 (1.2 GHz for $7 :
http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/ ) instead of the 700-Mhz
broadcom. One can only hope :)