Subject: Re: LinkSys NSS4000 NAS w/ RM7000+PMON2000
To: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
From: Andy Ruhl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/13/2007 19:26:20
On 5/13/07, Toru Nishimura <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've been away from MIPS camp for long time since I have
> no good modern MIPS HW at hand. I found that one of LinkSys
> NAS product named NSS4000 is a very good candidate to
> port NetBSD. PLS check out http://www.tmk.com/blog/?p=8
> It has 600MHz RM7035C and a variety of modern PCI
> peripherals. The most interesting aspect is that it has
> PMON2000 bootloader and HW provides serial console connector
> to control. I guess it's a kind of rare NAS box which equips L2
> cache inside. I hope the product would gain successful share
> and would be replaced with bettter processor like MSP8150
> (re-badged RM9150) in some future.
Hmm, nice machine. Dual gigabit ethernet controllers and 4 disks...
Do you know if you can netboot it similar to the NSLU2? I was going to
try to find an NSLU2 to play with, but I'm really not smart enough to
do hardware hacking.
This thing could make a really nice box. It's still a little pricey though.