We are looking for your perspective on why you choose the Sheeva plug as your platform. Your opinion on what is good and bad about it. Both from a business and technological standpoint!
- What do you really like?
- What is a pain point? What are you complaints?
- What do you think Marvell is doing and can do to enhance the ecosystem that is building around plug computing?
- Any ideas and concerns you would like to highlight to the big guys.
- What are the other alternatives you had in this market – if any!
I really like the low power consumption, and the low price. I really like that it runs Linux. I like the Gigabit ethernet connection, it shares files very fast.
Pain point, my USB connected 1TB external drive crashes every couple days, forcing me to shutdown the server processes that are using it, unmount the drive, power cycle the drive, fsck the drive (takes several hours), mount it and restart all those processes.
The biggest problem I see for the plug computer is GlobalScale.. They over promise and under deliver. They don't answer emails, and when the original promised ship date slips, they don't say a word. NewIT on the other hand is GREAT, best asset the plug computer has, is them.
I'm glad the GuruPlug has ESATA, I might move to that to get around my USB crashing problem, assuming they fix the major design flaw it has with gigabit ethernet.
Alternatives.. FitPC.. But the price on that thing doesn't hold a candle to this..