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WSLam
2006-10-04, 11:06
Check this out! RAID, Fanless and supports SlimServer!

http://www.infrant.com/products/products_details.php?name=Repertoire

boerner
2006-10-04, 12:22
More info here...

http://linuxdevices.com/articles/AT3293796162.html

aubuti
2006-10-04, 12:30
The Linux Devices profile says pricing wasn't disclosed, but the Infrant press release says $4K for the 2TB version, and $5K for the 3TB version (http://infrant.com/company/news_content.php?id=257). It *is* a sweet looking NAS, but way out of my price range.

WSLam
2006-10-05, 00:17
There is always a price to paid for fanless design. If they are like Hush (also fanless), then each HDD will have a heatpipe connecting it to the 'fins' heatsink, making it a much more costly process to build.

Looks like Infrant sourced their fanless cases here:
http://www.atechfabrication.com/HTPC_cases.htm

Paul_B
2006-10-05, 07:16
Another possible method is to use a intelligent head based on Mini-ITX thinking EPIA EN 12000 with 1GB RAM and Flash Memory for HDD of the OS. Then either direct attached storage or pure NAS for disk space but which has no other function than serving files. So possible QNAP device with no Slim

roamingstudio
2006-10-05, 08:26
Thread on the DIY section has similar ideas
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=28154

jesperwirden
2006-10-14, 11:10
I run a Bubba NAS from Excito with Slimserver 6.3.1 and it works beautifully!

Bubba is really quiet, no hustle to install and very stabile.

See www.excito.com for more information.

4season
2007-04-23, 14:54
I run a Bubba NAS from Excito with Slimserver 6.3.1 and it works beautifully!

Bubba is really quiet, no hustle to install and very stabile.

See www.excito.com for more information.

Thank you for this tip: I just placed an order for a Bubba! Very low power consumption and noise sounded appealing, and I was already familiar with Debian Sarge, so what's not to love?

Fifer
2007-04-24, 02:11
Bubba looks very interesting. Why haven't we heard more about it as a SS server? Have I just been missing a discussion? How fast is the web-server in day to day use with 6.5.1?

RichardEvans
2007-04-24, 02:40
There is always a price to paid for fanless design. If they are like Hush (also fanless), then each HDD will have a heatpipe connecting it to the 'fins' heatsink, making it a much more costly process to build.

My DVD Recorder (with built in hard drive) uses another approach. It does have a fan, but the fan only operates when necesary, and since the hard drive goes to sleep most of the time, the fan usually stays off.

Something like that would be a good design for a NAS device, provided of course that it doesn't suffer from the Qnap problem where the hard drive doesn't like going to sleep.

Richard.

bpa
2007-04-24, 03:17
A 200MHz ARM with 64Mb RAM - is slower than most other similar NASs (e.g. DS106, TS-101, FSG3) so 6.5.1 would be just ok for remote usage (not web) as long as library is not big.

Fifer
2007-04-24, 05:27
Ah, no better than the Qnap then. Thanks.

tommypeters
2007-04-25, 01:59
Yes, with 64MB NAS's you usually don't go past 6.3.1...

Fifer
2007-04-25, 04:07
6.5.1 is fine on the Qnap if you don't use the web interface.