Linux NAS Home Build Using Cubieboard/MK802/MK808

Has anyone tried or can point me to info on building a low power NAS using one of the Allwinner A10 System-On-Chip's, like the Cubieboard or MK802/808?
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  1. Well, the Cubieboard has at least on sata port for the disk, most of the others don't have any and run android, what is sure not the choice for a nas. Maybe easier to by an ARM based nas.
  2. noidea_77 said:
    Maybe easier to by an ARM based nas.


    Just buying something overpriced and of limited functionality is always "easier".

    But building a NAS with something flexible like the Cubieboard is much more rewarding, you'll be able to install various helper software, XBMC, use a monitor with it to make maintainance easy and faster than through some browser interface. And of course you can use this NAS as a TV box too.

    At the same time, it will be a lot less of a ripoff than a Synology box, where they charge you another $75 for every 256MB of RAM they add. I understand this won't replace their 4xx or 2xx series with a single SATA port, but it will wipe the floor with their 1xx series while consuming less power. 4TB drives mean thats enough for a LOT of people...
  3. I dont know anyone that has nas software running on it yet.
  4. rockgeo said:
    Has anyone tried or can point me to info on building a low power NAS using one of the Allwinner A10 System-On-Chip's, like the Cubieboard or MK802/808?


    I'm currently working on implementing this and I'm blogging about it:

    Hope this might help. Comments are welcome
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