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  Has anyone used an Intel Solid-State Drive 660p Series with the RockPro64?
Posted by: erols - 5 hours ago - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - No Replies


I'm thinking of getting this NVMe SSD:


Looks like a great SSD for the price, but I'm not sure about it because of the Hardware Encryption and drivers.

Driver: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) drivers
System BIOS that supports UEFI 2.3.1

Any recommendations if this is not going to work?

  New Forum
Posted by: Luke - Yesterday, 05:06 PM - Forum: News - Replies (2)

As you can tell, the new forum is up; you can read about it and the functionality here.
To the best of our knowledge the update went smoothly and everything works.

If you experience any issues or find something broken, please report it here. Thanks!

  Rock64Pro polarity
Posted by: rrosenheim - 05-22-2019, 10:30 PM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - Replies (2)

What is the polarity of the Rock64Pro power connector?

  issue with kodi freezing randomly
Posted by: Slam - 05-22-2019, 04:06 PM - Forum: Linux - Replies (1)

HI there,

I have the NAS case with the RP64. I installed the latest MrFixit image on it and managed to install/setup:
- samba (to have a network drive) 
- Rsync (to backup the network drive)
- remove pulseaudio to avoid random freeze as it's currently an unresolved issue)

- install Kodi to have a media center (to read the video / music / photos I save on the HDD)

the issue is with Kodi as when I run it I get random freeze (where nothing is working anymore (no ssh, no network access, image on screen is frozen). The freeze has the same behavior as the issue caused by pulseaudio.

Would anyone have a working kodi (other than the specific distro available)?

What has kodi in common with pulse audio? this issue might be linked with the pulse audio issue somehow and I would like to resolve it if possible.

Thanks for anyone reading / helping!

  NAS case: what heatsink?
Posted by: rolando - 05-21-2019, 10:12 PM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - Replies (2)

Hi everyone,

First post here Smile
I'm thinking of getting the RockPRO64 with the NAS case to migrate an existing rpi backup server. I could not find the specs for the case, but I was wondering which heatsink might work the best for that case? any recommendations?


  Motherboard test pads
Posted by: phuzy - 05-21-2019, 09:24 PM - Forum: General Discussion on Pinebook - No Replies

There are a number of test pads located on both the front and back sides of the motherboard.

Unfortunately, there are no silkscreen labels for most of them.

Are there any resources for the test pads?

Sharing motherboard backside photos.

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Sad connect power in reverse :(
Posted by: nhzgroup - 05-21-2019, 01:44 PM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - Replies (6)


I mistakenly connect power cord in reverse and something on the board exploded ! 

Is there any way I can change a component to revive the board? 

regulator chip or sth?


Thumbs Up First Manjaro Mainline build!
Posted by: Luke - 05-21-2019, 10:35 AM - Forum: Linux - No Replies

The first build of Manjaro for the RockPro64 is now available for testing.

Learn more here

  USB 3.0 hard drive write speed increase tip on Ubuntu 18.04
Posted by: Wizardknight - 05-20-2019, 03:44 PM - Forum: Linux - Replies (1)

Here is a tip for speeding up writes to a external USB 3.0 hard drive on ubuntu 18.04.
If it has already been discussed I apologize for the duplicate thread.
I however had not seen this info before.

Using the default mount format of

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/USB/
I was seeing write speeds around 25-35MB/s over SMB.

However I added the bigwrite flag and my speeds rose to 40-55MB/s over SMB. This was also over wifi, so wired might be faster. I know my drive can do 100MB/s when connected directly to my laptop.
I also added automount via UUID in etc/fstab

UUID=165C922D5C92079F /media/USB ntfs-3g big_writes,rw,async,nosuid,nodev,nofail 0 0

Now the weird part is that the local hdparm tests show no significance difference between these two mounting options.
Maybe I am just not using the right flags?

sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda
 Timing cached reads:   1106 MB in  2.00 seconds = 552.88 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 328 MB in  3.01 seconds = 108.89 MB/sec

 Timing cached reads:   1110 MB in  2.00 seconds = 554.81 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 328 MB in  3.01 seconds = 108.83 MB/sec

  keyboard broken?
Posted by: Erik - 05-20-2019, 02:52 AM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - No Replies

Hi guys,

Just a simple question: on my 14" pinebook (which is used daily using the excellent linux support, even layouting magazines using scribus) the keyboard is stopping functioning. '1' 'Backspace' and the right shift key don't register anymore. What should I do now? Are new keyboards available, should i wait for the  pro model to arrive ? I wouldn't mind opening the box, it has been opened before (i.e. replacing to emmc with a 64Gb one)

Any suggestions will be apriciated and sorry for any spelling mistakes as a non native speaker...

Erik Ulijn.