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[[Image:kuro-box.jpg|thumb|160px|right| The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuro_Box Kuro Box] ]]
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== What is the Kurobox? ==
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The Kurobox is a small-footprint [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embedded_Linux Embedded Linux]-based platform for a personal server.
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The most recent incarnation of the Kurobox, the Kurobox HG/WR, sports a
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266Mhz [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC PowerPC] processor, 128MB of RAM, two [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB USB] 2.0 Ports, and a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabit_ethernet 10/100/1000Mbit] network interface. The Kurobox comes without a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_drive hard drive], but supports any standard IDE ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA Parallel ATA (PATA)], not [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA Serial ATA (SATA)]) 3.5" drive. The
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Kurobox runs on a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux Linux] kernel, and has multiple options for actual distribution. Actually, any [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux Linux] distribution that supports [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC PPC] will work, but so far the community has ported over [[Gentoo_on_the_Kurobox|Gentoo]], [[Debian_on_the_Kurobox|Debian]],
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[[Fedora_on_the_Kurobox|Fedora]] and
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[[Sylver_on_the_Kurobox|Sylver's Distro]] (which is an updated and modified version the Kurobox's original embedded distribution).
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To give you a rough idea about the Kurobox HG's power, it can [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcode transcode] (decode and then re-encode to another bitrate) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3 MP3's] using [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAME LAME] at about 25% faster than realtime. While not as fast as today's modern PC's, this is coming from a box that uses only '''17''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt watts] of juice. The tiny onboard fan (used to dissipate the hard drive's heat) is ultra-quiet at 22[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decibel dB].
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The KuroBox is not for the faint of heart -- there is no graphical installer, no "click here to launch your web server" button. However, if you know a little about Linux, or are willing to learn, the Kurobox is an excellent platform for a small space server.
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=== KuroBox Pro ===
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The Kurobox Pro will be available in the US probably sometime in May.  It is ARM based.  Revolution has provided some documentation on the Kurobox Pro. This is preliminary documentation so translation errors may be fixed but the detail is good.
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# [http://www.kurobox.com/downloads/KuroboxPro/KUROPRO_guide.pdf KuroboxPro User's Guide in English ]
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# [http://www.kurobox.com/downloads/KuroboxPro/Product%20Specifications.pdf Kurobox Prox specification document]
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# [http://www.kurobox.com/downloads/KuroboxPro/Microcomputer%20Communication%20Specifications.pdf Kurobox Pro microprocessor interface specifications]
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And yes the PCI-Express 1X slot WILL drive a video card or disk controller!
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== Revogear ==
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<small>Kanji for Kuro Box</small>
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More details on the current Kurobox can be found at [http://www.revogear.com revogear.com]. Revogear is a division of Buffalo Technology (USA) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melco Melco Holdings Inc.]
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Please email questions to John<small>(at)</small>revogear.com
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==[[Hardware Specifications|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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| 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)||Marvell88F5182(ARM9Core/400MHz)
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |CPU Speed || 200 MHz || 266 MHz || 266 MHz || 400MHZ
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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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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Hard Drive]] || Not included || Not included || Not included || Not included
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[IDE Host Controller]] || Sil 0680A || Sil 0680A || Sil 0680A || Sata - Marvell
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Ethernet Controller]] || 10/100 (ADMtek AN983B) || 10/100/1000 (Realtek RTL8110S-32) || 10/100/1000 (Realtek RTL8110S-32) || 10/100/1000 Marvell
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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) || 2 x 2.0 Type A (Rear) + SATA + PCIExpressx1
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[USB Host Controller]] || NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN || NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN || NEC μPD720101GJ-UEN || ??
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Flash ROM]] || 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN) || 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN) || 4 MB (Fujitsu 29PL32TM-90PFTN)|| 256MB
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |[[Atmel AVR|Microcontroller]] || Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC) || Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC) || Atmel AVR (AT90S2313-4SC) || ?
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| bgcolor="#DDDDDD" |Power supply || Internal 110V || Internal 110V || External 110V-240V switching | ??
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Latest revision as of 17:38, 13 August 2007