Jul 262011
 

Pogoplug Multimedia Sharing Device (POGO-E02)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4
http://www.pogoplug.com/

Vantec NexStar 3 NST-360SU-BK 3.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 and eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EDKO04
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145167

I already had one of these and I’m not currently using it for anything important

Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA II 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EARS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U1N95K

This is mostly keeping notes of why I think I have a chance of pulling this off.

I can throw a more useful linux on it
http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv5/pogoplug-v2-pinkgray (POGO-E02 and POGO-E02G)

http://archlinuxarm.org/support/guides/system/making-swapfile

http://archlinuxarm.org/support/guides/applications/samba

http://archlinuxarm.org/support/guides/applications/znc

https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/tree/master/aur

SickBeard and SABnzbd seem to run if there’s some swap space
http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=741

I’m assuming if I can sort out IOWAIT, it’ll run reasonably well, keeping in mind that it’s an inexpensive plug computer

http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=723