$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:

https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-hc2-home-cloud-two/


« Last Edit: 25 Feb 2019, 04:21 am by JohnR »

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

JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #29 on: 25 Feb 2019, 04:04 am »
I tried OMV on one of these and it seems to work fine. I'm not convinced overall by OMV, it's a little... fiddly, and it seems that in spite of the GUI you're expected to drop back into the command line at times anyway. I ran into this when I set up the logical volume manager and was unable to delete a snapshot volume from within the GUI. I think I'm going to stick with just a basic OS and Samba. Will update with results.

[PS fixed all the broken links above...]

JohnR

Re: $49 NAS
« Reply #30 on: 26 Feb 2019, 11:37 am »
Well, since I mostly run a Mac "shop", I've installed AFP, which makes it easy to run Time Machine to the NAS. Carbon Copy Cloner does encrypted images of other drives. Basically followed these instructions here to install on Armbian: http://netatalk.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Install_Netatalk_3.1.11_on_Ubuntu_18.04_Bionic