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Completely scalable NAS! Possible ltt YouTube review?

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I found this "Accelerator card" that has some pretty interesting implications.. it is basically two computers in a PCI card and they market it as a nas, which it technically is, but isn't at the same time. It looks really cool. 

It would be awesome to see it doing the transcode, stream pc or capture functionality. It is basically a virtual machine card, but it uses actual hardware.

Virtualization anyone?

 

It could also be used for emulation or steam streaming. Maybe a hackintosh or a game server. Maybe find a way to pass PCI lanes through and make one of them a dedicated firewall, or have a single server handle multiple endpoints In such a way that it can provide remote applications to the host, offloading other tasks for better multitasking? Maybe have windows 7 or XP on one with full fat hardware for older games?

I want to see if it is worth the price tag.. has anyone used one of these before?

 

https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/mustang-200

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Pretty neat cards, but bloody expensive. More than the cost of a whole new PC. Would really need to have a niche use case to buy one. Otherwise you could simply just build your own NAS with better specs for less. 

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Neat, but think I'd just buy a NUC and just jam it in the case. Maybe even use the 2x 4pin/6pin connectors meant for video cards and connect it to a transformer to drop it to 19v and power the NUC lol.

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