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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Intel SS4200-E
by npcomplete on Sat 31st Oct 2009 03:08 UTC
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There's one very notable Linux NAS in the low $200 range (one time it was on sale for $170): Intel SS4200-E

It seems to be the best value in terms of price and performance, although the webgui lacks some of the more sophisticated features. In fact benchmarks show it outperforms most NAS boxes out there costing 2-3x as much. It however lacks sata hotplug capability which can be a deal breaker for some.

4 x HD, Intel 1.6Ghz Celeron-420 (> Atom btw), 945 chipset + ICH7, 512MB DDR2 expandable RAM, 2 x eSATA to expand up to 6 x HD, GigE

I haven't heard of any Linux hacking or custom software for it yet unfortunately.

Edited 2009-10-31 03:14 UTC

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RE: Intel SS4200-E
by Lennie on Sat 31st Oct 2009 17:02 in reply to "Intel SS4200-E"
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That's just a PC in a small container, doesn't sound very energy efficient.

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