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===Kuro Box===
 
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[[Image:Kurokanji.png|thumb|100px|right|Kanji for Kuro Box]]
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The '''Kuro Box''' is the name for a series of [[w:PowerPC| PowerPC]] and [[w:ARM_architecture|ARM]] processor based [[w:Computer| computer]]s intended for use as a [[w:Network-attached_storage| network-attached storage]] device. The original '''Kuro Box''' was made from spare hardware components the manufacturer had from the Linkstation. Recent versions of the Kuro Box use later Linkstation [[Kurobox Hardware and Description|hardware or hardware very similar to the one of the Linkstation]]. All Kuro Box versions are provided without a [[w:Hard_Drive| Hard Drive]]. The case has the same physical dimensions and shape as the LinkStation, but it is black in color and has the [[w:Kanji| Kanji]] symbols for Kuro Box ([[wiktionary:玄|玄]][[wiktionary:箱|箱]]) in silver lettering on the side panel.It has an internal Parallel [[w:AT Attachment|ATA]] or [[w:SATA|SATA]] interface for a user supplied hard drive (as the device does not come with one). The product was designed to accept a Linux distribution, several  have been ported to it by various user groups in both the USA/Europe and Japan. It is sold by [[w:Melco| Buffalo Technology/Melco]]
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===Kurobox Specifications===
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| bgcolor="#FFFFFF" | ||bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |'''Kurobox''' ||bgcolor="#DDDDDD"|'''Kurobox HG''' ||bgcolor="#DDDDDD"|'''Kurobox HG WR'''||bgcolor="#DDDDDD"|'''Kurobox PRO'''
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[[Image:Kuro-box.jpg|thumb|100px|right|The Kuro Box]]
 
[[Image:Kuro-box.jpg|thumb|100px|right|The Kuro Box]]
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[[Image:Kuro-box_pro.jpg|thumb|100px|right|The Kuro Box Pro]]
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Case]] || 7.0” x 2.4” x 7.4” || 7.0” x 2.4” x 7.4” || 7.0” x 2.4” x 7.4”||60x163.3x215.5mm
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[CPU|CPU Type]] || MPC 8241 (MPC8241LZQ200D) || MPC 8241 (MPC8241LZQ266D) || MPC 8241 (MPC8241LZQ266D)||Marvell 88F5182 (ARM9Core/400MHz)
  
The '''Kuro Box''' is the name for a series of [[w:PowerPC| PowerPC]] processor based [[w:Computer| computer]]s intended for use as a [[w:Network-attached_storage| network-attached storage]] device. The original '''Kuro Box''' was made from spare hardware components the manufacturer had from the Linkstation. Recent versions of the Kuro Box use later Linkstation hardware or hardware very similar to the one of the Linkstation. All Kuro Box versions are provided without a [[w:Hard_Drive| Hard Drive]]. The case has the same physical dimensions and shape as the LinkStation, but it is black in color and has the [[w:Kanji| Kanji]] symbols for Kuro Box ([[wiktionary:玄|玄]][[wiktionary:箱|箱]]) in silver lettering on the side panel.It has an internal Parallel ATA interface for a user supplied hard drive (as the device does not come with one). The product was designed to accept a Linux distribution for the PowerPC, several including [[kuroboxwiki:Gentoo_on_the_Kurobox| Gentoo]],
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[[kuroboxwiki:Debian_on_the_Kurobox| Debian]],
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |CPU Speed || 200 MHz || 266 MHz || 266 MHz || 400MHZ
[[kuroboxwiki:Fedora_on_the_Kurobox| Fedora]] and
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[[kuroboxwiki:Sylver_on_the_Kurobox| Sylver's Distro]] (which is the current incarnation of the Kuro's original embedded distribution) have been ported to it by various user groups in both the USA/Europe and Japan. It is sold by [[w:Melco| Buffalo Technology/Melco]]
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[RAM]] || 64 MB (K4S561632D-TC75) || 128 MB (MT 48LC16M16A2-75) || 128 MB (MT 48LC16M16A2-75)|| 128 MB
 
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====Interesting Articles====
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Hard Drive]] || Not included || Not included || Not included || Not included
[[kuroboxwiki:Add Jtag Port|Add Jtag Port]]
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*This document is a work in progress. It explains how to fit the internal on-chip debug (OCD) port on a Linkstation, Kuro-Box or Kuro-Box/HG to a PC interface.
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[IDE Host Controller]] || Sil 0680A || Sil 0680A || Sil 0680A || Sata - Marvell
[[kuroboxwiki:LCDKuro|LCDKuro]]
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*This project is to add an LCD display device to the kurobox. The display will be used to provide useful information and a handy console for logging in with a keyboard.
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Ethernet Controller]] || 10/100 (ADMtek AN983B) || 10/100/1000 (Realtek RTL8110S-32) || 10/100/1000 (Realtek RTL8110S-32) || 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T (RJ-45)x1 (AUTO-MDIX)
[[kuroboxwiki:Sekuro-box|Sekuro-box]]
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*What can be that Sekuro-box ? It's a security center based on the fantastic Kuro-box, it will allow you to :
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |USB Ports || 1 x 2.0 Type A (Rear) || 2 x 2.0 Type A (1 Front & 1 Rear) || 2 x 2.0 Type A (1 Front & 1 Rear) ||  USB2.0 (Type A) x 2, PCI-Express X1 x1, SATA x1, Through Hall (Pin Header) (UART x1, GPIO x2), I2C x1)
** Remotely watch for a place using a Webcam
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** Record (in jpg or avi) any activity in front of the webcam (using a motion detection software)
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[USB Host Controller]] || NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN || NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN || NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN || ??
** Keep the pictures/videos during a certain time so you'll not have a disk full problem !
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[[kuroboxwiki:John's Suggested MP3 Player|John's Suggested MP3 Player]]
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Flash ROM]] || 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN) || 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN) || 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN)|| 256KB (NOR), 256MB (NAND)
*A portable mp3 player that a Nintendo DS with the web browser cartridge. A wireless connection from the mp3 player that automatically links up to home network and sync music collection when the mp3 player is in range.
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[[kuroboxwiki:Kurobox Media Ripper|Kurobox Media Ripper]]
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Atmel AVR|Microcontroller]] || Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC) || Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC) || Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC) || ?
*The KuroRipper is an addition to the Kurobox NAS system. It allows automatic copying of images,video and audio files from USB media such as USB keys, Compact FLASH, and SD cards. Also, it will rip entire audio CDs to mp3 format and, if avaialable will add the correct tags from the CDDB database to your Kurobox shares. Target directories.
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[[kuroboxwiki:Turn your Kuro into a Digital Video Recorder/Player|Turn your Kuro into a Digital Video Recorder/Player]]
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |Power supply || Internal 110V || Internal 110V || External 110V-240V switching || Input: AC110V (Internal) <br>Output: Max.25W (5V 1.5A, 12V 1.5A)
*Installing a Hauppage WinTV-PVRUSB2 capture device on Kuro and configure it to automatically record shows and save them in media directory.
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[[Category:Linkstation_Variants]]
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== Reviews ==
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[http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/24698/75/ SmallNetBuilder: Kuro Box]

Latest revision as of 12:33, 19 January 2008

Kuro Box

The Kuro Box is the name for a series of PowerPC and ARM processor based computers intended for use as a network-attached storage device. The original Kuro Box was made from spare hardware components the manufacturer had from the Linkstation. Recent versions of the Kuro Box use later Linkstation hardware or hardware very similar to the one of the Linkstation. All Kuro Box versions are provided without a Hard Drive. The case has the same physical dimensions and shape as the LinkStation, but it is black in color and has the Kanji symbols for Kuro Box () in silver lettering on the side panel.It has an internal Parallel ATA or SATA interface for a user supplied hard drive (as the device does not come with one). The product was designed to accept a Linux distribution, several have been ported to it by various user groups in both the USA/Europe and Japan. It is sold by Buffalo Technology/Melco

Kurobox Specifications

Kurobox Kurobox HG Kurobox HG WR Kurobox PRO
Kanji for Kuro Box
The Kuro Box
The Kuro Box Pro
Case 7.0” x 2.4” x 7.4” 7.0” x 2.4” x 7.4” 7.0” x 2.4” x 7.4” 60x163.3x215.5mm
CPU Type MPC 8241 (MPC8241LZQ200D) MPC 8241 (MPC8241LZQ266D) MPC 8241 (MPC8241LZQ266D) Marvell 88F5182 (ARM9Core/400MHz)
CPU Speed 200 MHz 266 MHz 266 MHz 400MHZ
RAM 64 MB (K4S561632D-TC75) 128 MB (MT 48LC16M16A2-75) 128 MB (MT 48LC16M16A2-75) 128 MB
Hard Drive Not included Not included Not included Not included
IDE Host Controller Sil 0680A Sil 0680A Sil 0680A Sata - Marvell
Ethernet Controller 10/100 (ADMtek AN983B) 10/100/1000 (Realtek RTL8110S-32) 10/100/1000 (Realtek RTL8110S-32) 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T (RJ-45)x1 (AUTO-MDIX)
USB Ports 1 x 2.0 Type A (Rear) 2 x 2.0 Type A (1 Front & 1 Rear) 2 x 2.0 Type A (1 Front & 1 Rear) USB2.0 (Type A) x 2, PCI-Express X1 x1, SATA x1, Through Hall (Pin Header) (UART x1, GPIO x2), I2C x1)
USB Host Controller NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN  ??
Flash ROM 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN) 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN) 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN) 256KB (NOR), 256MB (NAND)
Microcontroller Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC) Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC) Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC)  ?
Power supply Internal 110V Internal 110V External 110V-240V switching Input: AC110V (Internal)
Output: Max.25W (5V 1.5A, 12V 1.5A)

Reviews

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