[Soekris] net4801 as a NAS?
fortin at acm.org
Thu Aug 24 20:08:54 UTC 2006
Good evening all,
I think I know the answer to this, but I'd just like to verify what the list
I would like to use FreeNAS (http://www.freenas.org) to build a NSLU2-like
device. Put the O/S on a flash card, throw in a PCI card with a couple of
USB2.0 ports and use external disks for storage.
However, a net4801 with a USB2.0 card and a couple of external disks would
probably not make a very good NAS device, right? Given that the net4801
doesn't have enough CPU oompf to keep up with the 100 Mbps ethernet, the
whole thing would therefore just crawl, I assume.
Too bad. The form factor would have been fine.
Sigh. I can't wait for the mythical 5501 or 7501 to come out. Hopefully,
now that RoHS is done...
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