Nice cheap compact computer for low power NAS/NVR

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  1. G. Belli

    G. Belli n3wb

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    Here's a listing for a new low power computer than can be used for various applications, including a NAS, NVR or router (pfSense/IPFire), new for ~$110:

    DFI Dt122-be 2nd Gen AMD Embedded R-series Industrial Desktop PC 2.7ghz USB WiFi

    You can find more information about or in this thread:

    (Update 04-25) DFI DT122 (AMD RX-427BB) Industrial ITX T730-a-like; $99 shipped w/ 8GB

    By default it has one 3.5" drive bay, but your can stuff more disks being a little creative.
     
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    BigFoot Pulling my weight

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    Cost-wise it seems like a good buy, the only thing that would put me off is the AMD chip

    Having had AMD's in the past (twice) I'd only go for Intel-chipped devices

    Alos, I can find out very little about this device - at least with a cheap Dell or HP you know where you stand for spares / upgrades or repairs
     
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    It's a low power embedded platform (usually not sold at retail, so not much information absolutely) with a standard MiniITX form factor motherboard and uses a standard FlexATX power supply.

    The GPU has h.264 hardware decoding and the CPU parts has AES hardware acceleration suitable for things like OpenVPN.u
     
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    Thanks @G. Belli

    2x RJ45 nic ports! very nice. ( dual nic )

    Is this x86? 64bit? ( iirc that's what most of AMD makes for chips )

    Looks like a very nice firewall box.
     
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