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I'm looking for a cheap & fanless device that can run linux and has USB ports. The goal is to build a home server for printing, audio, storage and probably a webcam for security. I'm asking in this forum as I know most people here deal with SBCs and similar devices, you may be aware of something worth looking at.
I was in doubt cause one of the comments there says that CPU is not powerful enough... but 250MHz sounds like a lot to me. I know, just MHz is not a good measure, we have to look at the number of instructions for a program and the CPI.
I'm not familiar with ARM processors. The question is: Have you had a good experience with them? Can I ignore that comment knowing that 250MHz is enough for my purpose?
Otherwise, any similar-costing device you would recommend?
I's not a sheeva plug or beagle board or sbc. But for my needs. It serves it's purpose.It is definitely more powerful than what you posted for the price.
Any 19v a/c laptop adapter can be adapted to power these on.If interested. I have a link on one of my other computers that shows a german company that sells the cable that fits the back of those Laptops.
Just pointing out a option you may not have thought of is all.
A Raspberry Pi should be similarly priced and provide a much better performance. You'd have to configure the system by yourself however, and it does not come with a casing, although the latter will become available overtime.