Linked by David Adams on Fri 30th Oct 2009 19:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The D-Link DNS-323 is a bargain-priced, consumer-grade network storage enclosure, similar to countless others. It's made of cheap plastic, has uninspired design, and a clunky web-based management interface. It's also brilliant, and if you have any hacker in you at all, you should buy one.
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Interesting - thankyou
by ameasures on Fri 30th Oct 2009 23:18 UTC
ameasures
Member since:
2006-01-09

Am contemplating a "VIA Artigo" which allows 2 SATA2 drives and permits a gig or two of RAM along with an x86 CPU.

All these appliance computers are pared down to within a millimetres of their existence. For example: I dream of finding an ADSL router with a spare gig of RAM to run its own web proxy and its own DNS cache; but no the bland uniformity is relentless.

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RE: Interesting - thankyou
by sbenitezb on Fri 30th Oct 2009 23:48 in reply to "Interesting - thankyou"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

You would be much better with a mini-itx server and the ADSL modem on top of it. You could do anything with it: router, firewall, torrent client, nas, dns cache, proxy.

Half assed solutions like these modem-routers with so little memory and storage exist because they are really cheap for mass market, and most people don't need more. Except when they try to download stuff with bittorrent or other p2p and then these little routers start crashing or dropping packets.

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RE: Interesting - thankyou
by Dryhte on Sat 31st Oct 2009 11:53 in reply to "Interesting - thankyou"
Dryhte Member since:
2008-02-05

I have a via artigo and it doesn't allow 2 sata drives... sorry ;)

By the way, it's kinda dead (might be something really small, it probably overheated after a friend modded it to be more silent) but I'm willing to send it anywhere (if you pail for the mail cost) and if you can revive it, you can pay me whatever it's worth to you.

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RE[2]: Interesting - thankyou
by ameasures on Sat 31st Oct 2009 13:58 in reply to "RE: Interesting - thankyou"
ameasures Member since:
2006-01-09

I have a via artigo and it doesn't allow 2 sata drives... sorry ;)


No apology - this vendor has obviously made a mistake ... that even extends to their photos!

http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12408

For those that are interested: the VIA Artigo range includes more than one model.

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