jumping up on the latest MicroMicro-Mini-Low-Power-Low-Cost-Computer train: Arduino actually startet off with Atmel-CPUs which could do all sorts of automation and measurement industrial applications… but were not really usefull as PC-replacement or Gaming-Consoles 😀
actually i try to establish an „OverView“ of – what small embedded pc like hardware is available – and i guess i will have to create some kind of database driven website with an wizard that lets you choose what you want and outputs what is available.
price, pros, cons in detail, because the devil is in the details it seems.
Like it could be possible that pcDuino is not running without non-free firmware e.g. for LAN / ethernet.
The original Arduino hardware was produced by the Italian company Smart Projects. Some Arduino-branded boards have been designed by the American companies SparkFun Electronics and Adafruit Industries. As of 2016, 17 versions of the Arduino hardware have been commercially produced.
SATA – cool – but NAS suitable?
well… actually you would probably want 2x SATA ports for RAID1 … anything else is kind of suicidal, because harddisks even enterprise-ones like to just stop working at random times 😀
maybe also interesting: pcDuino Acadia – more speed – but no wifi
LinkSprite pcDuino3 Nano
on-board Ethernet card needs a non-free firmware, on-board 4GB Flash doesn’t work out-of-the