$49 NAS

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JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #20 on: 27 Oct 2017, 02:50 pm »
So, how difficult for a computer newbie to configure?

Hi NB, might not be the best choice in that case? Perhaps have a look at e.g. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108181

JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #21 on: 27 Jan 2018, 02:19 pm »
Just remember the case is made for a 2.5 inch (laptop size) drive, not a 3.5 inch drive that is more available in larger capacities.

There's a 3.5" version now:

http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G151505170472




JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #22 on: 27 Jan 2018, 03:31 pm »
Network throughput seems good (I'm using the 2.5" version):

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bash-3.2# iperf3 -c odroidxu4 -i 1 -t 10
Connecting to host odroidxu4, port 5201
[  7] local 192.168.1.67 port 54573 connected to 192.168.1.61 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate
[  7]   0.00-1.00   sec  83.6 MBytes   701 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   1.00-2.00   sec  80.1 MBytes   672 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   2.00-3.00   sec  83.9 MBytes   704 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   3.00-4.00   sec  82.2 MBytes   689 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   4.00-5.00   sec  85.7 MBytes   719 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   5.00-6.00   sec   112 MBytes   940 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   6.00-7.00   sec   112 MBytes   939 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   7.00-8.00   sec   111 MBytes   932 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   8.00-9.00   sec   111 MBytes   932 Mbits/sec                 
[  7]   9.00-10.00  sec   111 MBytes   932 Mbits/sec                 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate
[  7]   0.00-10.00  sec   973 MBytes   816 Mbits/sec                  sender
[  7]   0.00-10.00  sec   972 MBytes   816 Mbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.
bash-3.2#

JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #23 on: 27 Jan 2018, 03:47 pm »
Drive speed (SSD - old Apple drive):

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root@odroidxu4:~# hdparm -tT /dev/sda1

/dev/sda1:
 Timing cached reads:   2154 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1078.47 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 1012 MB in  3.00 seconds = 337.16 MB/sec
root@odroidxu4:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/testfile bs=1M count=100 oflag=direct
100+0 records in
100+0 records out
104857600 bytes (105 MB) copied, 0.356716 s, 294 MB/s
root@odroidxu4:~#

JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #24 on: 27 Jan 2018, 04:01 pm »
Actual file transfer speed over the network (using Samba):

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fire:Downloads johnr$ time cp 305-MB-file.aif /Volumes/droidisk/

real 0m8.295s
user 0m0.002s
sys 0m0.497s
fire:Downloads johnr$ time cp /Volumes/droidisk/305-MB-file.aif deleteme.aif

real 0m8.362s
user 0m0.002s
sys 0m1.241s
fire:Downloads johnr$


That works out about 37 MBytes/sec read or write. A very basic test but seems slower than expected.

JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #25 on: 5 Feb 2018, 01:26 pm »
So setting up my "Droid Stack" is under way!



These are the best thing since the Raspberry Pi  :thumb:   (IMO, YMMV, etc)

The one on top has a 4TB drive which I'm now setting up as a music server. The other three have SSDs.

(The one over on the right is an XU4, which is the same but different I/O.)

JDUBS

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #26 on: 22 May 2018, 03:44 am »
JohnR, how are you liking it so far?  Very tempted to try one out.

-Jim

JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #27 on: 22 May 2018, 06:39 am »
Hi Jim, they're working well. One's been running as a music server (minimserver+bubbleupnp+samba) for a while now, a couple others I've set up as web servers for testing. They are slower than online VPS though. I haven't tried OMV - intending to use one with borgbackup although it's taking a while to get around to it.... Armbian is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and I think pretty much everything I've needed to apt-get has been there.

JDUBS

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #28 on: 4 Jun 2018, 03:02 am »
Hi Jim, they're working well. One's been running as a music server (minimserver+bubbleupnp+samba) for a while now, a couple others I've set up as web servers for testing. They are slower than online VPS though. I haven't tried OMV - intending to use one with borgbackup although it's taking a while to get around to it.... Armbian is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and I think pretty much everything I've needed to apt-get has been there.

Thank you!

-Jim