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RAM on Network Hard Drive

By Dillon.damien ·
Why do network hard drives require less RAM than a PC? Would there be any benefit of having more RAM (i.e: 2.00 GB) on the network hard drives or are there other limiting factors?

Here is the website which I got the information on RAM from:
http://iomega.com/prodinfo/nas_compare/index.html

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Because their OS is much, much simpler

by robo_dev In reply to RAM on Network Hard Drive

NAS devices such as this typically run a very simple UNIX OS, and they do not need to run memory-intensive applications like the Windows user interface.

Simple UNIX-based systems don't need much RAM. A linux distribution called 'Damn Small Linux' will run on a 486 PC with 16MB of RAM and be able to surf the web....yes, 16MB.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damn_Small_Linux

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Thanks.

by Dillon.damien In reply to Because their OS is much, ...

That makes sense!!

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