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  1. Hello! And another time sorry for the late reply! To be honest, it has helped less ... Ok, UAS seems to have less to do with SCSI/SAS-Disks. At least the protocol works with normal SATA-Disks, too. (What is the big difference between SAS and SCSI?) Sorry, I have a big hole in my knowledge according to SCSI and SAS! Still thanks for the link! Thomas
  2. Hello! Thanks for all the answers! Sorry, that I am that late ... I was ill and I completely forgot to look for answers ... I miss mail notifications (now I enabled them) ... Ok, you are right! That was the reason, I wrote, that I wouldn't buy it. Just for clarification: UAS has to do with SCSI, has it? What are the relationships with SATA? Sorry for this noob question ... I don't have done anything with SAS/SCSI-Disks ... According to customs ... I don't have a problem to pay some (lets say 20€) taxes, but for example a shipment (another Pine64) of a teacher at our school was sent back by the Customs ... Thats what I want not to happen ... To clarify: I DON'T need WiFi, nor will use it! I want GbE ... Simpler, less power consumption, faster (except of IEEE 802.11ac in very special cases maybe). Since I read some posts, boards with FAST/GOOD USB 2.0 Implimentations or USB 3.0 will get into consideration, too. And *good* USB2SATA bridges. BTW: If I use sshfs to transfer my data, the CPU will probably be the bottleneck (encryption). I can lower the encryption maybe (just@home and VLAN is on my TODO-List) ... or use NFS for my Workstation. But for my Laptop, I will NEVER use NFS since it is to insecure for me when I take it out of home ... What do you suggest? Btw: What do you say about the Cubietruck? For me it seems great, but a bit slow (especially ssh?). I will probably get one from a friend for free if I want ... Now, that is my #1 at the moment. Thanks for all the patience! Thomas131
  3. Thanks for your answers! I didn't know, that OrangePi is that bad, too ... I thought that USB -> SATA converters are horrible and a huge bottleneck ... I think I will wait and see if the espressobin gets supported better ... I want a stable OS (Ok, maybe it is one already). And GPIO is essential on my server ... The next question will be how to get one in Austria (I don't know the customs conditions but last time I had to pay a high fee for some Pine64). Thanks and I am still open for recommendations! Especially I am unsure how good RAID1 between USB and SD works ... Write Speed ... Since the Espressobin has no eMMC onboard, too and I don't want to solder one for myself ... Thanks again! Thomas
  4. Hello! I want to replace my old "Server" (Pi 1B) with something more powerfull. In the same move, I want to use my server to do a lot more things than it does now. To be future-proof I would like my server to have GbE and 2 GB RAM. I would also love internal storage that I am able to do software RAID 1 with my SD-Card for security (Could I also use an simple USB-Stick instead of onboard flash?). Also I want to have a Home-NAS for Backups. (SATA; GbE) I am wondering if I should combine the two into one ... in this case, the Server-OS would be backed up probably on my workstation. Why using two devices if I could use one ... It would have lots of minor benefits ... saving Power, saving Ethernet-Ports, saving Power Supply Ports, SD-Cards, save buy coasts, I would only need to keep one device up to date But at the moment, I haven't really found a board which I would buy for both in one: Banana Pi M2U: Not supported by armbian, yet Banana Pi M1: just 1 GB RAM Orange Pi+ 2: I assume the USB->SATA-bridge would be a bottleneck for the Backups ... or GbE ... I don't know ... Marvell ESPRESSOBin: seems great, but is very unpopular&unsupported by armbian at the moment Armbian is no "must have" ... Or should I buy an NAS and flash some Linux on it? If I would seperate the two boards, I would take an Banana Pi M1 as NAS and a very cheap SoC with GbE as Server ... I have a Pine64 laying around ... but I would prefer one device ... Do you have any recommendations or would you change something in my requirements? Thanks in advance! Thomas