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  1. Hey there are multiple things you need to check. Are you using Clearfog Pro or Base? In the title you write Pro but from the Logs it looks like you are using a Base image. This might cause problems. Apart from that check the position of the mPCIe card vs. the kernel and uboot you are using. Use this table as a guide: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VggzrfFibH0cmpSGW2FyoJW-d936Y2amwwKutUwX4-8/edit#gid=0 Greetings, count-doku
  2. Problem is the LEDs are partly directly connected to the ethernet switch 88E6176 (see also schematics of clearfogpro). I don't think you can tell the switch to enable/disable them. Maybe check in the driver or datasheet. Wouldn't it be easier to just put some tape over them?
  3. Can you / have you measured the 12V rail when the drives are plugged in? This sounds like a faulty supply or on board regulator which fails under load. The squeeling could be a switching regulator desperately trying to work...
  4. RAID on NAS is actually pretty useless for most usecases (except enterprise). I mean, RAID only protects you from harddrive failures. But it does nothing against, accidential deletion or version keeping. So maybe just use like 4 partitions. 2 for your data and then the other 2 for backups - use rsync or even rdiff-backup to get nice small differential backups. This gives you security if a disk fails, and you can even recover accidentally lost data. Also your harddrives won't degrade as fast, because essentially only half of them is running (the other ones only turn on 1 per day (or when ever) to sync. This also fixes the RAID issue where multiple drives die because they are used exactly the same. The only downsides are: - no continous backup (ie you will lose some hours/days or how often you do a backup) - some downtime when a drive fails (vs hotswap with raid). Apart from that, Helios4 team does not claim, that it is possible to use all 48TB as one big raid (if it does, please provide a link for me). It only says that it is possible to connect up to 48TB (raw!) to the nas device. Which should be absolutely possible. Also, if you aren't satisfied with your helios, just use their contact and maybe ask for a refund? This thread seems a bit immature.
  5. Then the Helios or the Clearfog BASE would probably suit you best. They have the same processor (even SoM) but different carrier boards. Helios has the advantage of offering you 4x SATA directly but only one Gbit Interface (could be expanded via usb3 though). Clearfog BASE is similiar sized but offers 2x Gbit Ethernet (+1 if you use the sfp connector) and a mPCIe Port which can be used for SATA extender cards. (There is also the M.2 interface with only SATA populated. This might be used for a external ssd / hdd or even with multiple, there are some extender cards out there - all untested though.)
  6. May I ask what your goal is? Do want a NAS like device or more of a Router/Switch kind of thing? If it is NAS is your main aim, I would definitely think about the Helios. Power consumption is not really an issue here, because as long as you use hdd's they will most probably consume more than the board. Remember, even WD My Clouds consume up to 10W. If your more targeted towards Network/Router/Switch stuff, Clearfog is probably you're better option. With the two mpcie slots isn't a problem to drive up to 8 disks and it has 2 independet Gbit Ethernet ports (one switched to 6 slave ports).
  7. @deb2016 just to wind up on this issue. This is somehow fixed in the new Armbian 5.91 (default). See the download page or armbian docs for more info.
  8. @Igor This is not a problem on deb2016 side. This is a general problem. You posted some armbian-monitor link above, of your setup: Did you read the results? Because if you check your 'lspci' output, you would realise that your 4x marvell sata card is not detected in linux: ### lspci: 00:02.0 PCI bridge: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6828 (rev 04) 00:03.0 PCI bridge: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6828 (rev 04) 02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter So this is the same problem @deb2016 is facing. In my opinion this is a big problem (maybe even with the drivers for 88se9215 (which is probably your sata card)) and we should try to fix this together with current work on mvebu. See also github issue. https://github.com/armbian/build/issues/1426
  9. 'apt update' only updates the local package list (repository) and tells you, if there are updated packages. 'apt upgrade' then does actually upgrade the packages so apt update / apt upgrade will mostly be used together in this order. If the current bootloader is broken, use the old one. No need to update if it works. You can still update/upgrade everything else. Just don't do armbian-config -> update bootloader. Or if you want to test, at least backup your sdcard or whatever beforehand. As a general rule of thumb, if it updates automatically (via apt update/upgrade) it is safe to use in production. If you need to go via armbian-config (and do it manually) so for example switching kernels or updating the bootloader it might be unsafe, and you should probably backup your installation beforehand.
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  11. Hi, single pcie card can give you 4 SATA already (there http://amzn.to/2fEd93N from the armbian download page) Depending where you live it might be worth to check the pcengines boards: https://pcengines.ch/apu2.htm They also have some nice boards, with lots of ethernet and mpcie slots. Don't know about the software support though.
  12. Hi, I would not recommend using the espressobin right now, because it seems to have some different hardware versions with more or less problems currently, just look into the bug report forum for espressobin and check the last few threads. I'd rather use the clearfog (pro) board from solidrun. It features a dedicated gbit wan port and a 6 port gbit switch. This will probably be good when used as router/firewall/switch. It also has some sfp cage which could be used for another gbit copper or even higher speeds fiber - but I am unsure about how good kernel support is for that atm. For you're storage needs it has 2 mPCIe Ports in which you can put some SATA controller - the one linked on the download page (with Marvell Controller 4 channel) is working. And there are also a few others (Delock) which should work. Maxing this out you could get up to 8 SATA drives running. Be sure to check out x86, there are some mini-itx mainboard/cpu combos with pretty decent stats and low consumption as well. In the end this mainly depends on where your priority lies: consumption, storage, network, processing power? And always remember that you'd need some external power supply giving you 12V and 5V for the hdd's. Or some extra buck converter. Greetings, count-doku
  13. Ok I suspected that, and I was not criticizing it. It is a good solution. Just wanted to explain why I even updated Will it help if I do some test (different versions) and post logs? Great. I assume if you remove latest version the old 5.75 will be available still?
  14. Good evening, as uboot doesn't get updated automatically since a few versions back, I ran the uboot install script manually today - so far everything worked, uboot got copied to the boot sector. After rebooting though it seems that uboot is not working / properly compiled. It runs normally until the point where it would boot linux, then stops saying it can't find the various commands (bootz, help, echo etc). It dropped me to the uboot shell. I tried a few commands (help, reset etc) and all just gave a "command not found" failure. After restoring the 5.75 uboot from some backup it works again. Is there some known problem in the current uboot? Otherwise we should probably tell users not to upgrade atm. I will provide uboot serial output tomorrow, no time today. Greetings, count-doku
  15. Not sure but isn't the camera cable on the pics you posted inserted in the wrong direction? I thought the blue thing needed to be facing up relative to the connector.