While there are a lot of alternatives (many of them mentioned here) to the Raspberry Pi, only a few of them sport Gigabit Ethernet. But what's worse, upon a closer look none of them are a real alternative, having one or more of the following drawbacks:
- No bare PCB
- > 100$
- Not readily available
- Difficult to run an ARM port of a GNU/Linux flavour1
- No I/O port to get data from2 which can saturate the gigabit port
Essentially, I'm trying to create a low-footprint3 system to serve data with from with reasonable speed, hence the major requirement Gigabit. Are my findings correct that there really is no similar system to the raspi for that?
1 Android does not count as GNU/Linux for me, but as a bastardized Linux, and is not what I'm seeking.
2 PCIe, SATA, etc..
3 Meaning Size & Power consumption.