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July 30, 2008, at 12:43 PM by vorrade -- Just a minor grammatical change
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can be controlled, and the ones that can be are cannot be fully controlled. For

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can be controlled, and even the ones that can cannot be controlled fully. For

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March 12, 2007, at 02:25 PM by mwester -- Clarified table header
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FeatureNSLU-2DSM-G600 Rev A
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March 06, 2007, at 10:19 AM by sala -- DSM-G600 Rev-B is powerpc based device with MPC8241 CPU
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versions of this device exist, an ARM-based Rev-A device, and a MIPS-based

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versions of this device exist, an ARM-based Rev-A device, and a PPC-based

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Historical Stuff

Stuff for/about the Dlink DSM-G600 RevA NAS

Linklist helpful? Someone's got to it to a Login-prompt: http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=4338
People working on modded firmware: http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=4275
DSM-G600 revB discussion: http://forum.dsmg600.info\\

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Miscellaneous Technical Information:

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The DSM-G500 is a NAS device manufactured by D-Link. Two very different

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The DSM-G600 is a NAS device manufactured by D-Link. Two very different

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http://forum.dsmg600.info.)

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CPU266MHz ARM^1266MHz ARM
Memory| 32 MB64 MB
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CPU266MHz ARM1266MHz ARM
Memory32 MB64 MB
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Wirelessnone802.11b,g

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Wireless 802.11b,g

(1 Many Linksys units ship "underclocked" to run at 133MHz. See

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The DSM-G600 features a whole array of LEDs? up front, many of which are dual-color (as can be noted when the device is first powered up). However, not all the LEDs?

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The DSM-G600 features a whole array of LEDs up front, many of which are dual-color (as can be noted when the device is first powered up). However, not all the LEDs

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very poor boot loader support, compared to the Redboot implementation on the NSLU2.

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very poor boot loader support, compared to the Redboot implementation on the NSLU2.

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D-Link DSM-G600 Rev A NAS

This article pertains to:

  • DSM-G600 Rev A Hardware only

(:table border=0 width=40% bgcolor=#ffdddd:) (:cell:) This article is preliminary. (:tableend:)

What is the DSM-G600?

The DSM-G500 is a NAS device manufactured by D-Link. Two very different versions of this device exist, an ARM-based Rev-A device, and a MIPS-based Rev-B device. The two run different software with different features - in fact, the only real similarity between the devices is the exterior case.

This document is pertinent only to the Rev-A version. (For information on custom firmware and add-on software for the Rev-B device, check [http://forum.dsmg600.info].)

How do I Know Which Version I Have?

Check the model number / serial number sticker on the bottom of the device. It will clearly say "H/W Ver A1" for Rev A units, or "H/W Ver B1" for Rev B units.

What's inside?

The DSM-G600 Rev-A is lot like the Linksys NSLU2, only a bit larger in some respects. The following table outlines some of the major features.

FeatureNSLU-2DSM-G600
CPU266MHz ARM^1266MHz ARM
Memory| 32 MB64 MB
Flash8 MB16 MB
USB22
IDEnone1
NIC10Mbit100Mbit
Wirelessnone802.11b,g

(^1 Many Linksys units ship "underclocked" to run at 133MHz. See HowTo.OverClockTheSlug)

For most SlugOS users, the major performance difference is the amount of main memory -- and the internal disk in some cases. Some users will appreciate the wireless interface (an Atheros device, by-the-way), and a small few will find the additional flash space useful. The gigabit network interface sounds attractive, but alas - it's mostly a "marketing" feature as the current tests show that the device is not appreciably quicker on a network than the NSLU2.

Misfeatures

Ok, ok, perhaps that's a little harsh. Call them "misunderstood" features, then. The DSM-G600 features a whole array of LEDs? up front, many of which are dual-color (as can be noted when the device is first powered up). However, not all the LEDs? can be controlled, and the ones that can be are cannot be fully controlled. For example, the Power LED can only change state from "on" to "blink". The HDD FULL LED is controllable, but it is not currently known how to do so (it's on the expansion bus, if someone ever wishes to try to find the I/O ports and operations required to manipulate it). The power button is assigned to an I/O pin that does not support interrupts, meaning that the kernel needs to check (poll) the status of the power button several times each second. What's strange about that is that the more flexible I/O pins that can handle this more gracefully are assigned as outputs. Probably the biggest disappointment for most users, though, is the very poor boot loader support, compared to the Redboot implementation on the NSLU2.

These are minor issues at this point, as the problematic parts have all been worked around. The DSM-G600 Rev A turns out to be a very nice little box for SlugOS.


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Someone's got to it to a Login-prompt: http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=4338\\

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DSM-G600 revB discussion: http://forum.dsmg600.info

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People working on modded firmware: http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=4275\\

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People working on modded firmware: http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=4275 DSM-G600 revB discussion http://forum.dsmg600.info/

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Linklist helpful? Someone's got to it to a Login-prompt: http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=4338 People working on modded firmware: http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=4275

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