[Arm-netbook] Home microserver based on ARM

Scott Sullivan scott at ss.org
Mon Sep 23 18:09:47 BST 2013

On 09/23/2013 12:56 PM, Arokux X wrote:
> A home server with NAS capability.  I'm aware of different boards, but
> I'd like to buy something with a nice case already, with enough place
> for HDDs. Basically it should look like [1]. I do not want any software
> supplied with it.

It is incredible rare and not the natural state of the industry for 
device to be supplied without software. The lowest I've seen any vendor 
go was shipping FreeDOS. Even among the ARM dev boards it very, very rare.

To get the requirement for no software you need be buying and assembling 
your own PC parts. There are plenty of miniITX boards that will do the 
job, some of them are even fan-less. A nice number of chassis to. The 
market for ARM systems in this kind of consumer commodity area doesn't 
exist _yet_.

If you can still find it, I'm using the ASUS E35M1-I for my NAS.

Otherwise you need to hijack an existing mass-market product, like the 
one you listed. Here is also a small sample of QNAP products.

Scott Sullivan

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