Debian installers for the Marvell Kirkwood based QNAP TS-119, TS-219 and TS-219P are available now at cyrius.com.
QNAP have a new Kirkwood based NAS device available – the TS-219P. This features the new 1.2 Ghz Marvell Kirkwood processor, 512 MB RAM and QNAPs new AJAX GUI and promises to be significantly faster than the older, slower Orion based models.
QNAPs products previously came with one of the best manufacturer supplied firmwares for home NAS devices and have good build quality but usually come out a bit more expensive than competing products. Read the review over at The Register and check out the TS-219P product page to see if they are keeping their standards high!
Update: For the curious pictures of the disassembly and internals of the TS-219P and the TS-219 are up at the Debian section of Martin Michlmayrs site.
Martin at cyrius.com provides information on how to recover your Turbo Station here at his website for the QNAP TS-109, TS-209 and TS-409/TS-409U.
A new site for QNAP Turbo Station devices targeting the Orion based TS-109, TS-209 and TS-409 is available now here at cyrius.com.
Daily Debian installer images for the QNAP TS-109, TS-209 and TS-409 are available now here. This means that complete installations of Debian testing are possible now.
An experimental Debian installer release(s) for QNAP TS-x09 series is available now – see this Debian mailing list for more information!
Debian GNU/Linux is a community made (since 1993) operating system plus thousands of high quality packages to use with it. It can be used to replace the whole software on a NAS device.
Note: These releases are currently very experimental and require soldering (for serial port) at the moment. You can find the files for TS-109 & TS-209 here and TS-409 here. Official Debian installer beta3 will be the first release targeted at end users.
QNAP has kindly offered to provide two TurboStation TS-109 boards for the foonas developers. As a very few clued-in people might know, QNAP’s excellent PowerPC-based TurboStation TS-101 was the NAS-device that started foonas development. And now they’re doing it again. The TS-109 looks like another well-designed device, and they’re sending us two of them with console attached. Kudos to QNAP for helping us!
UPDATE: We got a couple of TS-209 boards instead of TS-109. We don’t complain of course