Debian on the GLAN Tank

Intel's IOP platform is no longer supported in Debian.
Thecus N2100

The GLAN Tank is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device based on Intel's IOP 80219 CPU. Other devices from IO-Data, in particular the HDL-Gxxx, HDL-GWxxx, and HDL-GZxxx series, are very similar. The GLAN Tank (SOTO-HDLGW) has the following features:

  • Intel IOP 80219 CPU running at 400 MHz
  • 2 IDE slots
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 GBit Ethernet

Support status

While the GLAN Tank was supported up to Debian 7 (wheezy), it is no longer supported in Debian 8 (jessie) or later releases.


  • An image gallery with various pictures showing the internals of the GLAN Tank.


Kinneko-san of IO-Data for providing a GLAN Tank to Lennert Buytenhek and me each. Hiroyuki Araki for maintaining a series of kernel patches for the GLAN Tank. Gordon Farquharson for doing lots of testing.