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ScAndal
2008-04-02, 15:59
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.php?catid=18&threadid=820225

DLink DNS-323 SATA 2 Drive Bays.

Looks like it is very hackable.

Does anyone know if this can run SC 7?

ScAndal

aubuti
2008-04-02, 18:14
What kind of processor and how much RAM does it have? That info wasn't in the first layer of specs I looked at on the D-Link site. You'll need at least 64MB RAM to run SC7 tolerably, and 128-256MB is actually a more reasonable minimum.

Jesper Pedersen
2008-04-03, 02:40
Hi'

As I also have interest in this question (how to use DNS-323 without using a PC), I forward some info on the DNS-323:

http://wiki.dns323.info

All the needed info should be here. I hope that this helps....

Thanks for your reply.

Jesper

aubuti
2008-04-03, 04:46
Looks like 64MB RAM, a 500 MHz ARM processor, and telnet access. I expect that will be able to run SC7, but no guarantees on that. I can guarantee that if you get it running the web ui will be extremely slow, and it will take a long time to scan your music library, but for the most important thing -- streaming music -- it might be okay.

Note that this will not be a plug-and-play operation. You'll most likely need to install SC7 from the tarball (tar.gz file) and build the various required perl modules on the NAS, which will also be slow going. In fact, one of the first things you'll have to do is install perl itself.

bobkoure
2008-04-03, 08:00
And the attraction is...?
small size?
low power usage?
"because it's there"?

I'm asking because, for about the same $$, without messing about with rebates, you can get components that will plug together and that you can install a "standard" version on, so not have to mess about with building it. Not to mention much faster scanning and a more responsive web interface (well, I guess I just did that)...

ik632
2008-04-03, 08:08
It looks like you can get a KPC with 512mb ram, 80gb hdd, and 1.8ghz processor for around $229 (it's the K-4500 model). It also runs Foresight Linux which seams to be based on rPath Linux. I don't have any familiarity with this distro, but it would make sense that it should run SC7 without issue out of the box (less tweaking than a NAS device).

pfarrell
2008-04-03, 08:20
bobkoure wrote:
> And the attraction is...?
>
> I'm asking because, for about the same $$, without messing about with
> rebates, you can get components that will plug together and that you
> can install a "standard" version on

I've never spent any money on a SqueezeCenter server. I've been using
Squeezeboxen since SB1. I've never 'bought' a server. I just have used
old PCs that were too old and too slow to do real work on.

For three years or so, it was a P3-500. Now its an AMD of ~2600 rating.
Both were castoffs.

I have spent $100 every couple of years for more disk storage.

--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

flipflip
2008-04-03, 12:54
Try installing SSODS on it. It seems to have the same CPU as the TS-x09. And on those SSODS runs fine with minor changes (see the included "ssods-ts" script).

ScAndal
2008-04-03, 16:21
It looks like you can get a KPC with 512mb ram, 80gb hdd, and 1.8ghz processor for around $229 (it's the K-4500 model). It also runs Foresight Linux which seams to be based on rPath Linux. I don't have any familiarity with this distro, but it would make sense that it should run SC7 without issue out of the box (less tweaking than a NAS device).

KPC looks very interesting. Looks pretty hard to find though.

Size and Energy Usage are my 2 important reasons for looking for a dedicated music server.

ScAndal