Thanks for the info. I actually meant to reply to your thread about using the Dlink NAS. Nice to see you were able to make some progress.........still curious if it will all work with the HR2X before I jump in and get it.boilerjt said:That is definitely powerful enough for MP3. I had an old 1GHz AMD Thunderbird CPU running Twonky (on Ubuntu Linux) and it worked with MP3s. I've been looking to go the NAS route myself and I just bought a D-Link DNS-323 and I'm planning on running MediaTomb on it (MP3s and Photos) when version 0.12.0 is released. I've run some experiments using madplay to transcode MP3s on this 500GHz ARM CPU and it seems to work good enough.
Id prefer just getting an out of box NAS setup like the DLink, just makes life easier I think......but if that wont work with the HR2X then Ill look more into building an Atom box. The mobo/cpu combo from Newegg is cheap enough, then its just a matter of buying drives for it (I read somewhere the 2.5" Scorpio notebook drives draw very little power even when reading/writing, and very VERY little power when idle). But then everything would have to be built and configured, which is always fun!!