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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:58 pm 
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I ran across a deal where I can get the MV2120 for $130. I was thinking that I could use it to learn alittle bit more about linux. Im doing an internship here and Cali and I found out that they are moving from a windows enviorment to a linux enviorment. For 130 I didnt think this was to bad.

I have a few questions:

1) what is the max storage capacity of the server? I have 2x1.5tb drives I was thinking about adding, will this work?

2) can I use the appleTV with this server?

3) are there any drawback to the MediaVault?

4) can the mediasmart server and mediavault be on the same network?

5) should i forget abot this all together an get another 2tb drive for my MSS

6) is the memory expandable?

7) if not is the default sufficiant?


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T-Bone wrote:
1) what is the max storage capacity of the server? I have 2x1.5tb drives I was thinking about adding, will this work?


No, 2x1TB is max internal.

T-Bone wrote:
2) can I use the appleTV with this server?


Yes. It runs Twonky server and Firefly.

T-Bone wrote:
3) are there any drawback to the MediaVault?


There is no option for display output. It's not as cool as something you could build yourself.

T-Bone wrote:
4) can the mediasmart server and mediavault be on the same network?


yes!

T-Bone wrote:
5) should i forget abot this all together an get another 2tb drive for my MSS


130$ is not a bad deal for a sandbox linux file/web server, a 500GB HDD, and a nice black box that you can use as an enclosure if you ever decide to change the SOC inside. Those are the biggest pros to me.

T-Bone wrote:
6) is the memory expandable?


no

T-Bone wrote:
7) if not is the default sufficiant?

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sufficient for streaming, running a very low traffic web server or router (or NAS) .. in other words yes. what else would you do on this?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. Good info. The appletv unfortunately can't recognize twonky. I'm not sure how firefly works but I'm going to guess that doesn't work either. Kind of disappointing.


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