Could the Pinebook work as a file server?
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I know it's possible as I've set up all manner of servers in Linux - but my question is about whether it would actually be useful. I find the Pinebook not a lot of fun to work with, with display goofiness and a keyboard that doesn't record presses unless I hammer on the keys, but I really like ARM and seem to recall hearing that it had a USB3 port.

Has anyone tried to use it as a standalone fileserver using the USB port? have they been able to get reasonable speeds? I have a PINE64A+ 2GB I use for DNS but it has only USB 2.0 which would be pretty pokey for transferring files to an external drive.

I'm thinking maybe I'd have better luck with the Pinebook which I find to be stable and basically functional, just not a very fun notebook to play with. Will probably get the Pro later but would like to actually do something with the one I have now and using it as a home server of some kind would work for me.

Any input is appreciated.
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