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24380Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: NSLU2 vs WDTV Live vs Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar

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  • Harsh
    Mar 29, 2010
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      I guess the real draw for the NSLU2 was (and will be) low cost and low power (low running cost). Its also a very robust little thing too. Its the main thing that probably makes it attractive to run a whole host of apps that dont need serious compute crunch but are nice to have running all the time. Its also likely the fun of implementing something on hardware with serious limitations that makes it more fun and forces one to be a bit more creative on resource usage.

      Unless the alternatives score on the upfront/running cost, I wonder if they can really unseat the NSLU2. The WDTV Live seems to remain rather warm even when its turned off from the remote control because it goes into some kind of suspended state. Some firmware hacks try to mitigate this power waste by switching off power to USB/ethernet ports when in this suspended state so will give those a go too.


      From: reuter.rudolf <reuterru@...>
      To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, 29 March, 2010 7:39:57 PM
      Subject: [nslu2-linux] Re: NSLU2 vs WDTV Live vs Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar


      --- In nslu2-linux@ yahoogroups. com, "Hassys" <hassys@...> wrote:
      > So yes. It's about three times more expensive (old slug vs new plug), however, the hardware is also at least three times more powerfull etc.

      How about the "Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar"?
      It has 128 MB RAM, 3 x USB host, 1 x USB mini.
      Price in Germany 55 - 83 EUR (74$ - 112$) incl. shipping
      (http://www.cs- edelhof.de/ - www.amazon.de)

      You will find a comparison:
      2010-03-07 Gegen├╝berstellung Sheevaplug, PogoPlug V1/V2, Dockstar, GuruPlug
      http://blogdoch. net/index. php?m=03& y=10&entry= entry100307- 154800

      A review for regular users:
      http://www.smallnet builder.com/ nas/nas-reviews/ 30936-seagate- freeagent- dockstar- reviewed
      Data transfer rate: Read Write MB/sec
      Using Dockstar 22.54 22.86
      Direct attached 32.49 24.52

      A description, how to open (hardware/software) the box:
      http://ahsoftware. de/dockstar/

      Regards, Rudolf

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