GnuBee GB-PC1: cheap online storage for six discs with an open and innovative housing

NAS-known companies is often expensive, even in the case of the younger models, which despite its modest hardware specifications still have proprietary software, the development of which was spent a lot of money. GnuBee initiative involves the creation of NAS c open and free software, in addition to the buyer offer to save more on the case as his, in the classic sense, not here.

NAS GnuBee GB-PC1 is a double-sided PCB, with top side where there are connectors for drives and other components lower. Instead of housing two anodized aluminum plates, which play the role of the sidewalls and the mounting plate for storage.

Product running MT7621A dual-core SoC MediaTek, operating at a frequency of 880 MHz (with overclocking up to 1.2 GHz) equipped with DDR3 RAM of 512 MB and a slot for memory cards microSD. On this media you can install one of the compatible OS, some of which are sharpened by NAS: Debian, openmediavault, LEDE and libreCMC. Supports up to six drives size 2.5 inch SATA drives due to controller ASMedia ASM1061. It is possible to create RAID 0, 1, and Linux MD RAID 10.

There are two Gigabit Ethernet, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 and block for serial port. Store GnuBee GB-PC1 receives power from an external adapter with a voltage of 12 V. the Investors who supported the campaign to raise funds, the device is offered for $168, in the future it is possible appearance of the version for HDD size 3.5 inches.


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