NAS + ​Pine64 ROCK64 = Few Important Questions
(04-13-2019, 07:21 AM)FilipWozniak Wrote:
(04-13-2019, 05:36 AM)Luke Wrote: Hi Filip,

I think that you can probably achieve all you want and need with the Rock64. However, since you wish to use multiple drives I'd probably suggest using a RockPro64 with a PCIe->SATA adapter. This also leaves plenty of room for all sorts of expansion possible (since you'll still have USB 3 and C available).

There is also a nice case to fit it all if you want to.

My brilliant idea for a better disks performance is Power Supply Adapter 15W (5V/3A) for USB 3.0 HUB Confused I'm not sure if it really will have a real impact on per[formance. What do you think?

Literally today, before you wrote, I thought about the same solution. The problem is that only one of my hard drives has a SATA interface. Next two are IDE to USB 3.0 and ordinary USB 3.0 (Verbatim 750GB Store 'n' Go USB 3.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive Silver), respectively. I must, however, mention that for the past two days, I've read a lot about Rock64's incompatibility with USB 3.0 HUB (even with an additional power supply). Basically, through 'incompatibility' I mean many errors and a reduced performance. Well, I do not expect speed close to 640MBps. I am realist. After all, it would be much better to be able to operate at speeds closer to half that value than only at 20-30MBps Dodgy 

What's more, very nice OMV forum users told me that RAM in the NAS is not as important as I suspected, so I thought it would be better to buy Pine64 ROCKPro64 - Rockchip RK3399 Cortex A72 / A53 + 2GB RAM, rather than Pine64 ROCK64 - Rockchip RK3328 Cortex A53 Quad-Core 1.2GHz + 4GB RAM.

Have you got experience with connecting multiple hard drives to a RockPro64 and using simultaneously so many plugins & services? I prefer to find everything out earlier and invest in a different solution (e.g. Synology) rather than lose money.

Flip, I have been running nextcloudpi and plexmediaserver on a raspi 3b for some time now without much difficulty, except for the slow throughput.  I had been having some issues with nextcloud and after chatting with nacho about them he suggested i rebuild and start from scratch.  My previous setup was booting from an 80gb hard drive with a usb 2 enclosure and running 2 1tb drives as my NAS, one as the active device and the second as a mirror of the first via rsync every Monday morning at 3am.  Since i was starting from scratch i did some reading and found the rock64 had faster memory, ethernet, and usb3 which put it ahead of any raspberry pi.  I bought my 1gb rock 64 off ebay with a 16gb sd card and a 3amp power supply for $30USD.  Now my setup is booting the rock64 from the sd, my active drive on the usb 3, and my backup drive is on usb 2.  I did this as a test platform to see if i needed to get the 4gb board and then i would retask the 1gb board as my pihole, and pivpn server.  However, with nextcloud, plex media server, and raspi moniter running i have rarely seen memory use go over 600mb.  Hope this info helps, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on my setup.

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RE: NAS + ​Pine64 ROCK64 = Few Important Questions - by default_user8 - 04-13-2019, 08:17 PM

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