October 2, 2009

Plug Computer Design Used for Storage Docking Station

Article Source LinuxDevices
October 2, 2009, 10:42 am

Seagate announced a hard disk drive (HDD) network adapter and docking station called the FreeAgent DockStar, based on Marvell's Linux-based SheevaPlug Plug Computer reference design. Meanwhile, Real Time Logic's Linux-compatible application web server software has been released in a SheevaPlug-compatible version.

Seagate's FreeAgent DockStar network adapter connects HDDs to a network, enabling content sharing across the network or over the web, says the company. The FreeAgent DockStar provides a dock for Seagate's FreeAgent Go hard disk drives (HDDs), and also supports other types of storage devices via three USB ports, says Seagate. Measuring 3.4 x 3.4 x 1.5 inches, the device also offers the gigabit Ethernet port supplied by Marvell's popular SheevaPlug Plug Computer design (see farther below for more on SheevaPlug)...

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