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DIY NAS: Operating system

Hello there,

As I mentioned in a previous post, i have purchased an amazing odroid XU-4 and wanted to use it for a DIY NAS server (a lot of 3 letter codes here, sorry). I just wanted to detail some of the configuration issues I had to overcome in the process, so I will remember those later if I decide to purchase the eMMC module, which would force me to start from scratch with the system (Micro SD and eMMC boot sectors are different, so apparently there is no way to migrate data from one method to another and start the system normally). Also, if this may be useful for someone else thinking in a NAS server with the same setup I am using, that'd be great, too.

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A new family member: Welcome aboard, Odroid XU-4

Hello there,

Over the last couple of years, I have repurposed a few Raspberry Pi'S sitting around in a corner in my bedroom to act as a Home NAS (network attached storage) and HTPC, running Kodi with its awesome screen reader addon for Linux. However, some months ago I have started to look for a change for a more performant SoC, due to some issues concerning Raspberry Pi (examples are lack of hardware decoders for H.265 and VP8/9, bottleneck in the USB bus and lack of properly gigabit etherned port). Honestly I could live with a raspberry pi for most of my use cases (even if file transfers in the NAS device were quite slow), but I have been tempted for quite some time and I could not resist anymore, so I ended by purchasing the Odroid XU-4.

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My personal problem with the guy behind OnToys

If you are a reader of my blog, you may know I post alot of technical stuff here. If you are not, what are you waiting for? Subscribe and read! :). Today I am not going to post anything related to software or tech in general. Today is one of these days where I will post a personal situation, just because I needed to share it.

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