ODROID-HC1 : Home Cloud One
ODROID-HC1 : Home Cloud One
Network Attach Storage NAS
ODROID-HC1 is a mini PC which can be an affordable solution for a network attached storage (NAS) server. This home cloud-server centralizes data and enables users to share and stream multimedia files to phones, tablets and other devices on a network. Ideal for a single user on many devices, sharing between family members, developers or a group.
- Tailor the ODROID-HC1 to your specific needs.
- Plenty of software is available with only some simple configuration required.
- Determine the storage capacity of your server with a higher HDD/SSD.
- Depending on your needs, the frame is made to be stackable.
- Package Includes 4A power supply
Extras to get you started and make your life easier :)
The HC1 is based on the very powerful ODROID-XU4 platform and it can run Samba, FTP, NFS, SSH, NGINX, Apache, SQL, Docker, WordPress and other server software smoothly with full Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Arch and OMV. Available and ready-to-go OS distributions are on the WiKi.
Any OS for XU4 is fully compatible with the HC1. https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-xu4/os_images/os_images
Quick Start Guide
Which power adaptor should I use?
We recommend 5V 4A adaptor. Inner diameter is 2.1mm, outer diameter is 5.5mm. Center is Positiver an Outer is Negative.
Normally ODROID-HC1 consumes about 1~2Amp in most cases. But it can go up to 4A when the computing load is very high with a few USB devices connected.
If you want to attach another external HDD to the USB port, consider buying 5V/6A PSU.
We ran several benchmarks to measure the computing power on the HC1/XU4. The same tests were performed on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, ODROID-C1+, ODROID-C2 and ODROID-HC1/XU4.
The values of the test results were scaled uniformly for comparison purposes. The computing power of the HC1/XU4 was measured to be ~7 times faster than the latest Raspberry Pi 3 thanks to the 2Ghz Cortex-A15 cores and much higher 64bit-wide memory bandwidth. Using the HC1/XU4 as a computer provides a "professional server like" experience, unlike the sluggish performance of most single-board computers!
Particularly for developers, compiling code on the HC1/XU4 is super fast. The high-performance 2GB DDR3 RAM is an additional advantage allowing most programs to be compiled directly on the HC/1XU4.
The HC/1XU4 has an on-board Gigabit Ethernet controller. Our bi-directional streaming speed was measured at ~910 Mbps.
Thanks to the advanced technology of the RTL8153 controller, the HC1's Ethernet controller easily outperforms the connectivity solutions of prior generations.
Server mode : iperf -s
Client Mode : iperf -c [ip address] -P 10 -W 32k
NETWORK STORAGE PERFORMANCE
These days, network storage applications like NAS and cloud services are popular. We ran the famous OMV (Open Media Vault) OS on the HC1 to measure network storage performance.
Seagate 2.5inch 5TB HDD was connected to the HC1 to the SATA port on the HC1. The Gigabit Ethernet port was connected to a Windows-10 laptop via a simple switching hub.
We copied a big 8GB file from the HC1 to the PC via a Samba connection.
This resulted in a download speed of ~110MB/sec. The upload speed was measured at ~95MB/sec.
The transfer speed is very close to the high-end commercial NAS product in the market.
The HC1 is a great solution to make a DIY personal Network Storage Server!
ODROID-HC1 is stackable
ODROID-HC1 is tested with various 2.5inch drives