[mythtv-users] master backend on nslu2 ?
guillaume.ml at gmail.com
Tue May 22 08:38:47 UTC 2007
On 5/21/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> Guillaume Membré wrote:
> > On 5/21/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> >> Steve Daniels wrote:
> >>> Just thought I'd mention, I know a fair few people who's master backends
> >>> have no capture devices at all. They are used purely for storage and the
> >>> like, and the slave backends with the capture devices are brought online
> >>> as and when needed.
> >> I thought about that after I posted. Of course you could use a B/E for a
> >> lot of things other than capturing live video, and you can capture video
> >> on a slug using a USB 2.0 device.
> >> But I think my main point is valid, the slug is an underpowered NAS
> >> device, fun to play with and useful for a lot of things, but a used PIII
> >> box will do a lot more, faster, with drive bays, IDE interfaces and a
> >> lot more for the same or less $$$.
> >> If you happen to have a slug or 2 to play with, along with all the
> >> requisite stuff like drives, it's a fun hobby, but I wouldn't go out and
> >> buy one for the express purpose of running a Myth B/E and/or NAS server.
> > Ok, so what do you recommand to act as a Nas and a Myth B/E ?
> I really don't know what your economic or "junk box" situation is, or
> how important size, power draw, heat, noise et al might be, or what your
> future needs might be.
> But Used PIII or PIV machines are all over the place.
I want something thin, low powered, no heat, no noise... a perfect
computer ;) I don't have much space to store a new full desktop
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