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Just add a network controller to a hard disk (easier than adding a PCI controller I would assume) and I could buy a NAS for the price of hard disk! (dead cheap)
Future storage technologies and Linux
Posted Apr 8, 2011 22:48 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
Good grief! Why do I buy an expensive NAS containing an ARM processor and 128 MB ram to control a hard disk which itself contains a perfectly functioning ARM with a gig of ram !!
My guess is that the disk drive uses all of its CPU and memory -- it's not normal to build more capacity into an embedded device than it can use. So to add NAS functions to it and end up with the same NAS capacity, you'd need to add the extra processor and 128M of memory, plus everything else which is now in the NAS unit.
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