[Soekris] New model net6501

Iustin Pop iusty at k1024.org
Thu Jan 27 21:31:26 UTC 2011


On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 01:01:22PM -0500, Nick Lidakis wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 09:34:02AM -0800, AMuse wrote:
> > 
> > Nick: I must be missing something, but why can't you just not use the 
> > second (or third, or fourth..) interfaces?  Is there something special 
> > about music serving that the other ethernet interfaces would disrupt?
> > 
> > On 1/27/11 8:13 AM, Nick Lidakis wrote:
> > > I hope you would also consider a variation of the net6201 with only one
> > > ethernet connector. As someone who would like to use these as small
> > > music server appliance, having just one ethernet would be ideal.
> 
> This is a music server for audiophiles using high-end 24bit/192Khz USB 
> digital-to-analog converters. Some are using low noise tube amps and 
> high efficiency speakers, i.e., greater than 95dB. So, the object here 
> is to have a minimalist x86 single board computer running Voyage Linux 
> and Music Player Daemon. Minimalist also means the least amount of EMI/RFI, 
> power consumption, ability to tun the board via battery, etc.
> 
> I've been using a PC Engines Alix 3d2 for more than a few years in this
> capacity, with MPD fetching files via NFS over ethernet. I and others would
> like to have an all in one Voyage MPD server that contains an SSD or SATA
> disk to store the music files connected directly to the Soekris.
> 
> It makes sense to have a consumer appliance board that is not a
> router/firewall come equipped with only one ethernet adapter. Also, correct
> me if I'm wrong, but aren't the gigabit adapters much more power hungry than
> 10/100 ethernet?

As far as I know, only operation at 1Gbps consumes more power. When
operating a 1Gbps port at 100Mbps, the power consumption should be
similar.

But I might be wrong :)

regards,
iustin


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