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Author Topic: Where to buy a Sheeva-based plug with eSata?  (Read 1675 times)
mrberry
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« on: May 20, 2010, 06:59:03 PM »

I'd like to buy a Sheeva Plug with an eSata port. I notice that NewIT has them, but they're based in UK and I'm in the U.S. I was going to buy the GuruPlug but it looks like they have too many problems, plus no JTAG is included, and I only need 1 ethernet port anyway. Has anyone found a Sheeva-based plug with eSata from a U.S. vendor?

Edited to add: I don't have the skill to buy a standard Sheeva and add the eSata port myself, so I'm looking to buy one pre-made.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 12:08:14 AM »

newit has an exclusive deal on the e-sata sheevaplug.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 04:57:13 AM »

http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=1211.msg8215#msg8215

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We secured sole distribution rights for a period on this product, thas why its not on their site.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 05:34:32 AM »

Wouldn't I need to modify it to work in the US, though?
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 05:35:49 AM »

Also, the CloudPlug from CTERA has eSata, so NewIT's deal must not be too exclusive. I would buy it except they force you to pay for a year of online backup storage at the same time, which I don't need.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 05:50:35 AM »

afaik the cloudplug has no serial console and jtag.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 05:56:31 AM »

Wouldn't I need to modify it to work in the US, though?

No you would not, we stock the US power version of the Black eSATA units.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 10:10:37 AM »

Does anybody know if the plain eSATA version from NewIT can boot from SD card? I think I would like one of there cards for a personal server, but I would rather boot from a SD card that I already own.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 10:22:15 AM »

its even easier than booting from sata.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 10:29:32 AM »

One last question from me, as a US customer, is there anything that makes the newID eSATA plug stand out from guruplug plus? I don't need 2 ethernet ports and I really don't need wifi, but it appears that the guruplug plus is cheaper, at least for a U.S. customer. Sorry if I am hijacking this thread too much.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 10:56:01 AM »

it actually works Wink

Currently there are many posts that the guruplug has problems. It is not clear if it is a hardware or software problem. Beside that the sheevaplug has an integrated jtag module. I would not buy a guruplug without jtag. So you need to compare the price for a guruplug+ and jtag module with the sheevaplug.
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