[kwlug-disc] Good project board

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Fri Jul 24 12:59:47 EDT 2009


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 12:23:04PM -0400, Jason Locklin wrote:
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> I'm curious about building a multifunction NAS as a fun little project.
> I'm wondering if there is a commercial non-x86 integrated board that
> would be good for this. Something like the miniITX jetway boards, but
> lower power and fanless (i.e. ARM).
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> I would like to use it with a couple SATA drives, and run RSYNC,
> Bittorrent, CUPS (for a USB printer), maybe record from a USB webcam and
> play music/voicemail. Gigabit Ethernet and audio-out would be a plus but
> not a requirement. I'll be running Debian.

I know you said non-x86, but the Atom boards are quite good, and cheap,
and sometimes fanless.

There's a few such options here (not advocating buying from them as I
have no experience, but they have a fairly complete catalogue):

http://www.logicsupply.com/categories/mainboards/intel_atom

Cheers,

Eric



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