[rescue] little low-wattage servers

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 00:30:07 CST 2012

I'm using an ARM based Linux server that I got setup last night and am very
happy with it.  It's a Seagate GoFlex Net device.  Looks like a tiny
toaster that will accommodate external storage through USB or direct
through the top SATA connectors.  They're about $45 delivered on eBay.


They even make little wifi modules for them that plug into the USB port.

Following the directions here:
http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv5/seagate-goflex-net  I was up and
running in about 30 minutes.   Samba is setup as well as NTP and I've
managed to transfer over about 500GB of videos and music already with 500
to spare.   There are even scripts to use the lights on the front of the
device to show percentage of disk usage.   Pretty slick system.  We're
talking $200 total for a NAS box with GigE network interface (I managed to
only run it up to 25% capacity either due to disk bottlenecks or controller
bottlenecks on my pc or the NAS).


On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM, David Griffith <dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu>wrote:

> With the recent talk about Atom-based mini-servers, my thoughts went to
> ARM.  Has anyone here seen anything meaningful along the lines of a
> Mini-ITX-sized ARM motherboard?  I've been hearing dribbles of this and
> that for years, but I never can pin down something concrete.
> --
> David Griffith
> dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
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