Self-assembled NAS Kobol Helios4 supports up to four HDD size 3.5 inches and distributions Armbian and OMV

A team of enthusiasts Kobol Team came out on the portal Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for NAS Helios4. It is already much more like a work-ready system than the project GnuBee GB-PC1, as it is equipped with a full enclosure and supports up to four HDD size 3.5 inches.

A storage-based Kobol Helios4 became SoC Marvell Armada 388, thanks to its network orientation used in many other NAS and routers. A dual core ARM Cortex A9 operate at a frequency up to 1866 MHz and are complemented by the hardware units that support RAID 5 and 6, instructions the DMA/XOR and encryption algorithms. A rarity in the world of ARM, but all four SATA 6 GB/s connected directly to the SoC without using bridges. RAM is DDR3L 1 or 2 GB, system drive is a memory card microSD (SDXC supported) on which the user can unpack the OS image Armbian or OpenMediaVault and platform Syncloud allows you to run your own personal cloud file storage and email servers.

There is one network port Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and a microUSB for console access 14 GPIOs, I2C and 4 two connectors for fans (size of 70 mm in combination with a case). Base kit without housing is offered to investors at $175, kit with a prefabricated body will cost $20 more.



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