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SlimChances
2005-08-31, 06:32
Not sure if this will work with Slimdevice or not but here is a story on the new Maxtor drive( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/31/AR2005083100260.html )

"Maxtor Corp. <MXO.N>, the world's No. 3 disk-drive maker, sees a promising new market selling hard disks that act as home-entertainment hubs whether or not they are connected to a personal computer."


Would be great if this worked in conjunction with Squeezebox 2 and the internet radio was available without turning on the computer also.

Wayne1
2005-08-31, 08:09
Would be great if this worked in conjunction with Squeezebox 2 and the internet radio was available without turning on the computer also.

Not quite sure what you mean by the last part.

I am using a wireless SB2 and I can get internet radio just fine without running Slimserver or any computer. I do have my cable modem and wireless router on, though.

fuzzyT
2005-08-31, 09:07
SlimChances wrote:

> Not sure if this will work with Slimdevice or not but here is a story on
> the new Maxtor drive(
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/31/AR2005083100260.html

Internet radio is already available without a local server running.
Look into the SqueezeNetwork option for the SB2.

The Maxtor device looks like a NAS file storage box which addtionally
supports the UPnP server functions. So it can act as a rudimentary
server to media integration devices which can use the UPnP protocol (SB2
cannot). This device would be useful as a storage server to a machine
running SlimServer.

Other, similar devices are available that support the SB2 player. One
is the Infrant ReadyNAS which is a NAS/RAID device capable of running
the SlimServer software. This is a vendor supported function, which is
to say that there won't be any warranty-ending or technically
challenging hacks required for it to work.

Using the ReadyNAS as the SlimServer host would allow SB2 playback from
the local library without the need for any other server machine to be
running.

--rt