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Author Topic: List of SheevaPlug variants and other low-power non-intel servers  (Read 7132 times)
obarthelemy
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« on: March 15, 2010, 12:23:24 PM »

Though this board is clearly focused on SheevaPlugs and their successors Guruplugs, there seems to be interest for other ARM devices that can run a full Linux. Here's the list of what I know about, and some links, please feel free to reply with more/better devices and links, I'll try and keep that post up to date.

Criteria:
- AVAILABLE
- consumer-grade (w/ case, power supply, running out of the box)
- able to run a full Linux with root access
- Internet and Storage connectivity (USB and Ethernet if not otherwise indicated)
- cheap ($200 max w/o disks)

1- SheevaPlug variants

PogoPlug $100 SheevaPlug with Internet software (Torrent, NAS, iNAS...).
http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/4607/pogoplug-personal-cloud-computing-devices

Tonido Plug $100 Same concept as Pogo: Sheeva with Internet software (LAMP, Torrent, NAS, iNAS...)
http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2010/110/SERVE-YOURSELF

Iomega iConnect $100 Same concept, Wifi.
http://smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-reviews/31094-iomega-iconnect-wireless-data-station-reviewed

FreeAgent Dockstar $100, FreeAgent HD Dock.
http://plugapps.com/index.php5?title=Hardware:_Seagate_DockStar
http://plugapps.com/index.php5?title=Getting_Started:_Pogoplug


2- Other Low-power non-intel servers

Bubba Two $236-600 PowerPC@333MHz, 2xLAN, 2xESATA, SATA; Optional Wifi and Internal 3.5" HD. Same as Pogo and Tonido (Torrent, NAS, iNAS...)
http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2010/110/SERVE-YOURSELF

HP t5325 $200 Thin client, DVI port, Sound In/Out. SATA and Serial pins on MB but no connectors.
http://my.opera.com/bhtooefr/blog/hp-t5325-thin-client-risc-os-and-maybe-combining-the-two-or-just-running-linu

Qnap TS110 and others $200+, SATA, eSATA
http://wiki.qnap.com/wiki/Debian_Installation_On_QNAP


Rejected:
CTERA CloudPlug: not hackable, too bad, has SATA
Gum Stix, Beagle board : dev boards, no enclosure,  not running out of the box
WRT54G: no longer available, no Storage port
Logitech Squeezebox: not hackable (?)

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 10:07:51 AM »

addition:

Tonidoplug: $100 with nice software on it, www.tonido.com
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 02:48:44 PM »

Thanks. Added, as well as the bubba two.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 11:22:17 PM »

Thanks. Added, as well as the bubba two.

Tonidoplug comes now with 10% discount:


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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 11:26:42 AM »

The thread title says "other plugs" - half of the devices listed are not plugs...
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010, 11:53:40 AM »

FreeAgent DockStar is hackable
Hardware details: http://plugapps.com/index.php5?title=Hardware:_Seagate_DockStar
How-to Install to USB: http://plugapps.com/index.php5?title=Getting_Started:_Pogoplug
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 02:40:19 PM »

They aren't "plugs" but the gumstix seem like something similar.

http://www.gumstix.org/
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 03:32:24 PM »

i have no clue with what criteria you are collecting arm based devices. You could add various routers (starting from the famous linksys wrt54g), multiple available devboards (like the gumstix, beagleboard... all available but quite expensive), qnaps line of nas devices, squeezebox radio, ...

A lot of the stuff is hackable.

Is a serial console a criteria? Is a jtag interface a criteria? How much ram? how much flash? in a package/case or naked boards?
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 04:21:07 PM »

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions.

I clarified what the list is about. Dev boards are out of the post's scope. Serial and JTAG are not a requirement, neither is RAM as long as some flavor of Linux can run; a case is mandatory.

Added the Dockstar  and the QNAP.

Apparently the only WRT with USB ports was the WRTSL54GS, which is no longer available ?

I haven't found out if the Squeezebox is really hackable (full root) ?
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 09:34:49 AM »

If I am not mistaken, the newest Apple Airport Extreme could be included on the list. According to this review:

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/30972-extremely-disappointing-new-apple-airport-extreme-briefly-reviewed

It has the same processor as the Sheevaplug...
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010, 08:57:37 AM »

I don't understand why "logitech squeezebox" is listed in the first thread as "rejected." Squeezebox Server is a software platform that MANY of us run on top of our sheevaplugs or other embedded devices. There is no individual product called "squeezebox." If you're talking about the hardware devices (radio, boom, transporter, etc), then I'm just confused why they would even be listed.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2010, 09:09:25 AM »

The Squeezebox Radio, Squeezebox Controller and Squeezebox Touch are embedded Linux Systems. They give you full root access (you just need to activate SSH in the configuration menu)



you will get an endless list of devices with linux and root access. Bunch of routers (even if you require a USB port to have it in your list). NAS Devices. IP telephones. various Mobile Phones. Pandora Handheld Console. GB2X. Dingoo. And so on. All running linux, all allow root access (if you know how), most with USB port, or at least SD Card.
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2010, 10:03:09 AM »

thanks for the feedback.

I don't think the Apple Airport Extreme is rootable.

It's not about the Squeezebox software, but the Logitech Squeezebox-branded hardware. I couldn't find any evidence they could be rooted, so I'm glad to learn that they, indeed, can.

If I end up with too many gizmos, I might tighten the criteria a bit. We're not there yet.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2010, 02:26:43 PM »

Dont forget the Sheevaplugs big brother, the OpenRD client device: clicky
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 07:31:31 AM »

FreeAgent Dockstar $100, FreeAgent HD Dock.
Here in Germany in some stores now for only around 20EUR  Grin !WOW!
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