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GoFlex Home Base - NAS - $17

varkey 25 May 3, 2012 at 01:22 PM in Home & Home Improvement (4) More eBay Deals
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The base of the GoFlex Home NAS $17 -- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Base-Repl...46033e8cd2

This has a

1.2 GHz Processor
128 MB RAM
256 MB Internal NAND Storage
1 SATA Port
1 USB Port
1 Gigabit Ethernet Port

You can run a full fledged linux OS on this and you can run practically anything on it. Its a mini computer for $17.

Instructions to set up the OS etc is available here --

http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms...oflex-home
http://wiki.scottn.us/goflex:start

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Can I put a bare 3.5" SATA hard drive on it? I know the dockstar supports 2.5" bare hard drive only.
yes, you can
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Quote from santiagoanders View Post :
Gigabit ethernet? I wonder how much bandwidth it can really handle...

Anybody know what kind of transfer rate you can get on the sata port? I thought that my cisco/linksys e3000 router could make a suitable NAS over USB (of course only expecting 20MB/s or so), but boy was I wrong - I think it was around 2MB/s sustained rate.

Ah what the heck. I'm in for one anyway. Seems like an interesting toy.
I get around 20 MB/s on a USB hard disk and upto 40-45 MB/s on a SATA hard disk.
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any android for this? would be awesome to run netflix/hulu plus on this Big Grin
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Yeah pretty much, it's pretty sweet but not that great of a deal considering you can get a new pogoplug for 5-10 bucks more and it seems like better specs.
It has the same hardware as the Pogoplug. Its basically the same thing in a different case.
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THese would work with the go flex drives i got on black friday 2 years ago...
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Does anyone know if I can hook it directly to the USB port of my PS3? I have my GoFlex Desktop drive hooked up to the PS3. It would be nice to have it hooked to my PS3 via USB and be able to send files to it over the network.
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Quote from vincentw56 View Post :
Does anyone know if I can hook it directly to the USB port of my PS3? I have my GoFlex Desktop drive hooked up to the PS3. It would be nice to have it hooked to my PS3 via USB and be able to send files to it over the network.
No, that won't work. You have to connect the GoFlex Desktop drive to this base and then you will be able to access the files over the network, not via USB
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If I attached a hub, can i attach unlimited usb hdds?
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Recertified (30 days Replacement Warranty)
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Quote from Parato Optimal View Post :
If I attached a hub, can i attach unlimited usb hdds?

Yes, you can use a hub and connect multiple HDDs! Smilie
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These are kind of buggy and slow. I have other NAS that are much better, so it is not my network.
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can i use this to store live video recording from Foscam security camera ?
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#28
will this work on this goflex?

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Fre...006&sr=8-2
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Quote from Glock34 View Post :
These are kind of buggy and slow. I have other NAS that are much better, so it is not my network.
Once you install a full linux OS, you can do a lot more with these!

http://archlinuxarm.org/support/g...plications

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will this work on this goflex?

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Fre...006&sr=8-2
Yep, it will work! Smilie
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#30
In for two... should provide for an educational experience -- and make use of some unused, underemployed harddrives Smilie
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