ODROID-HC1 : Home Cloud One

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

ODROID-HC1withrouter.jpgExample of setup

The basic setup requires additional items as below. 

- 1 x 8GB microSD card for OS installation
- 1 x 2.5inch HDD or SSD
- 1 x 5V/4A Power Supply
- 1 x Router
- 1 x Ethernet cable

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.
Double-Precision Whetstone (x3)
Nbench 2.2.3: 
Integer (x40)
Nbench 2.2.3: 
Floating-Point (x100)
mbw 100:
Memory Bandwidth (MiB/s)
Benchmarks (Index Score)Raspberry Pi 3ODROID-C1+ODROID-C2ODROID-XU4/HC1
Unixbench: Dhrystone-2865.41571.62768.25941.4
Unixbench: Double-Precision Whetstone (x3)11131887.33076.86186.3
Nbench 2.2.3: Integer (x40)619.921173.61808.922430.52
Nbench 2.2.3: Floating-Point (x100)781.81245.32300.33787.3
mbw100: Memory Bandwidth (MiB/s)542.912616.3391472.8562591.461


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.

Test command
Server mode : iperf -s
Client Mode : iperf -c [ip address] -P 10 -W 32k
Ethernet performanceXU3 On-board 100MbpsXU3 External 1GbpsHC1/XU4 On-board 1Gbps
iperf Server on SBC (Mbit/sec)114.0419915.0
iperf Client on SBC (Mbit/sec)114.0625911.0

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!
Download speed : ~110 MB/sUpload speed : ~95 MB/s

ODROID-HC1 is stackable


ODROID-HC1 is tested with various 2.5inch drives


CPUSamsung Exynos5422 ARM® Cortex™-A15 Quad 2.0GHz/Cortex™-A7 Quad 1.4GHz
DRAM Memory2Gbyte LPDDR3 RAM PoP (750Mhz, 12GB/s memory bandwidth, 2x32bit bus)
GPUMali™-T628 MP6 OpenGL ES 3.1 / 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 and OpenCL 1.2 Full profile
HDD / SSD SATA interfaceJMicron JMS578 USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge with UAS capability to archive near ~300MB/sec transter speed
7mm, 9mm, 12.5mm and 15mm thick HDD/SSD can be installed.
Micro-SD SlotUHS-1 compatible micro-SD slot upto 128GB/SDXC
USB2.0 HostHighSpeed USB standard A type connector x 1 port
LEDsPower, System-status, SATA-status
Gbit Ethernet LAN10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 Jack ( Auto-MDIX support)
Power InputDC Barrel Jack Socket 5.5/21.mm for 4.8V~5.2 input  (5V/4A Power supply is recommended)
System SoftwareUbuntu 16.04 + OpenCL on Linux Kernel 4.9 LTS
Debian, DietPi, Arch-ARM, OMV and other Linux distributions are available too.
Full source code is accessible via our Github.
Size147 x 85 x 29 mm (weight: 226gram)











Gigabit Ethernet and Storage Performance Benchmark


Power consumption analysis

CPUSamsung Exynos-5422 : Cortex™-A15 and Cortex™-A7 big.LITTLE processor with 2GByte LPDDR3 RAM
PMICSamsung S2MPS11 9 high-efficiency Buck, 1 Buck-Boost regulators, RTC and 38 LDOs. Contact Samsung for more information
Ethernet controllerRealtek RTL8153 The Realtek RTL8153-CG 10/100/1000M Ethernet controller combines an IEEE 802.3u compliant Media Access Controller (MAC), USB 3.0 bus controller. QFN-48 Package
USB Load SwitchNCP380 Protection IC for USB power supply from OnSemi.
Input Power protectorTPS25925 Over-voltage, Over-current protection IC from TI 
LED indicatorRed LED is solid on when the power supply is connected.
Blue LED is blinking to show the status of operating system.
Green LED is blinking to show the SATA storage operation.

Two LEDs on the RJ45 Ethernet jack.
GreenFlashes when there is 100Mbps connectivity
YellowFlashes when there is 1000Mbps connectivity
IO PortsSATA, Gbit Ethernet RJ45, USB 2.0 Host x 1, UART for serial console
Storage slotMicro-SD slot, SATA connector
DC Input5V / 4A input, Plug specification is inner diameter 2.1mm and outer diameter 5.5mm






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