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.
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
Seagate FreeAgent DockStar
Touted for its plug and play installation, the
DockStar shows up on a networked PC or Mac as another storage icon,
says the company. Files are viewable by thumbnail or lists, and users
can search by file name or media type. An iPhone app enables iPhone
users to send photos directly to the DockStar.
BarracudaDrive for the SheevaPlug
Last month, Real Time Logic (RTL) announced that its BarracudaDrive
application web server was available in a version supporting Marvell
Plug Computer designs. A SheevaPlug startup script configures
BarracudaDrive for a Plug Computer, enabling up to 2000 simultaneous
socket connections, says the company.
RTL's BarracudaDrive is a Linux-compatible, secure application
server assembled from selected plugins used in the company's Barracuda
Embedded Web Server. Designed for personal and home use, it provides
remote file management and enables the loading and starting of
auxiliary applications, says RTL.
BarracudaDrive includes a SQLite database driven Content Management
System (CMS), a secure WebDAV file server, a secure Web File Manager,
and a HTTPS tunnel, says RTL. It also includes RTL's Lua integrated
scripting language and Lua Server Pages (LSP)
technology, which is described as a lighter, faster, more modular
alternative to PHP. The server has long been available for the
Linux-based Cisco/Linksys NSLU2 networked-attached storage (NAS) server.