Actually I've been searching the net for over two weeks to finally end up here.
Thing is I'm very power-saving oriented and want to outsource some services to devices with low power consumption.
But on the other hand I want to choose what software is running on these devices.
In short I'm looking for a system board with <10W power consumtion capable of running a Linux (at best a Debian(-derived)) OS.
And the OpenRD just looks like what I need^^
So I'm quite interested in the board and I appreciate any information I can get.
I thought that this is the right place to start with 'cause you guys already got an OpenRD.
Now I've been reading this forum that the plug computer always consumes less than 7W ("7.0W serial + ethernet + USB HDD + 100% cpu")http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=272.0
One of the these I'm confused about is the statement "Power: 12V/3A (36W)" on the OpenRD technical information page on the einfochips.com homepage. (http://www.einfochips.com/marvell/openrd_client_d.php
Does that mean the power supply must be able to provide this power or how has this to be seen?
Has anyone measured the consumption of the OpenRD Client?
Also what's on the CD shipped with the device?
I've never used an embedded computer(with a VGA connector).
How should I imagine the boot process? Is it a similar output with a POST-screen and BIOS setup prompt where I then may choose my boot device?
Or is it more as console-like as the boot of a Microtik router board?
Does a 2,5" SATA HDD fit into the case? It does have a connector for it, but I still wonder about it...
Well "that's it"... for now
And thanks in advance for your help!