shaun27

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  1. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    Just tested Integral M Series 128GB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD 694mb read. Write i assume is the same but didn't test as i installed armbian on it. I will say you will need to format this drive in gparted and check for errors if the boot from throws up errors saying not enough memory.
  2. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    I assume you tried the other downloads and it worked ? like bionic server or desktop? I know bionic desktop works although i had a few errors which i had to fix in gparted to get it to install but either way it should pop up in boot from. Before you do anything type in "fdisk -l" in command terminal and see if it pops up in their. Also what is the nvme your useing ?
  3. Been a while since I been on these forums but if I remember correctly when I did get it to 1.6ghz the temps were quite high on load even with copper shims decent thermal paste. I use mine for mining still going strong all 10 of them in a cluster.
  4. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    I like to further add regarding Sabrent 256GB Rocket NVMe i have tested this write speed and read speed same time. Read 390mb give or take few mb and around 380 write. So i would assume this is the upper limit on the pci2.1 on the m4 of around 780 something considering the NVMe is rated 1050mb write 3100 read. Still alot faster then the ssd i tested through usb3.
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    NanoPI M4

    The NVMe hat 12v fan socket doesn't work at all for armbian, most likely missing a drive or something. I got it to around 50c and the fan didn't even kick in. I have directly connected the fan to the 5v gpio port for the time being works fine not loud at all but downside to this is that you have to fully disconnect the device to power the fan down. Their was some information regarding controlling the port pwn0 link did try it but it completely bricked the account i exported to so. Have not tried friendlyelec desktop as i prefer armbian's clean image. As for cooling i have no problems even with fan off in the metal case as i have used copper shims and thermal paste sits at 30c idle and 40c something under load. I will say its a pain to say the least to do that in the metal case without the copper shim going misaligned. I did try their thermal pad but tbh temps were going up to 50c once the metal case was warmed up. The metal case is alot more effective though then the normal heat-sink they supplied.
  6. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    Can confirm Sabrent 256GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 works in armbian with NVMe hat. Have included test of the read speed which is an impressive 734mbs as for write speed could not do. Exactly same conditions as nicod video above. Main website Amazon link Not sure if anyone else is having problems with the 12v fan with the NVMe hat but this doesn't work in armbian, so assume something needs to be added to armbian to activate it at p-mos switch. If it does could be i got a faulty fan, NVMe board or it activates at a higher temperature then i can get it atm in the metal case. Thanks nicod for video btw saved me some time.
  7. Think the only problem i am finding with my m4 atm is youtube playback at 1080 in theory it should be able to do it looking at the chip (VP9 : 2160p@60fps(4096x2304)) but again its down to software etc using those hardware features. But apart from that i am using my m4 as an actual pc with armbian works very well.
  8. Your a star!! I assume i would have to update the kernel 10 boards to do :( cant do that through fabric :(
  9. Bit of an update regarding power button not working on nanopi fire3. Tech support got back to me and its missing a driver which is located friendlyarm kernel source code. I am not sure how to implement this yet but will look into it as and when i get some more time, hopefully we can implement this into armbian.
  10. I think you would have to wire it yourself tbh. Connector wise your looking for http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/cables-connectors/polarized-connector-housing a 3 pin one. Dont forget the crimp pins and all. Im assuming this is the right size for the pins but you will need to check the pin size. I dont have this board so cant be certain on the pin size.
  11. Agree with that. over 22c difference for me. Anyone wants to know what size shims i used 15mm by 15mm and 1.2mm thickness with a dab of thermal paste on cpu and topside of shim to main heatsink. Temperature difference Exactly same test with youtube 1080p 60c with thermal pad, 38 to 40c with copper shim and thermal paste each side of it.
  12. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    One thing i learned is to always buy the official cables purely for testing. The cable that works ok is friendly elec one which does work very well but the length is a problem for me to have the sbc on my desk without having extension leads all over it. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ACOCOBUY-Charger-Braided-Charging-Transfer/dp/B07F27DTW1 suppose to be rated 5v 4a with the dash charger i bought but bricks under load and with only hdmi connected!. https://www.amazon.co.uk/DUX-DUCIS-Oneplus-Charger-Adapter/dp/B07H5K8QG8 this dash charger works fine btw i got the load up to 2.2amps (with spikes up to 2.5amps)no problem with 4.93volts. So those in the uk who want an all in one plug (not adaptors etc) this does work for at least the stuff and load i stuck on it. Those who might be interested i used xmrig and used all cpu cores when testing which maxed out at 24h/s.
  13. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    Another thing if anyone is using the official dash charger from friendly elec, under load and a few usb devices connected what is your voltage? i am getting 4.93 with hdmi, usb stick, bluetooth adaptor, ssd (powered by usb) and under full cpu load. Thing what is annoying me is as soon as i connect any cable longer then the official one it bricks which i assume min voltage is 4.85 ?
  14. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    Might pass on that only got it today I will just wait and order sd to emmc adaptor
  15. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    I have emailed their tech support so when they get back to me hopefully i can help others. Just a quick question regarding nanopi m4 is their a way to boot from sd card first over emmc so i can use the armbian-config to delete and reinstall the emmc ? Didnt buy the sd to emmc adaptor oh im regretting that now
  16. shaun27

    NanoPI M4

    Haven't got my m4 yet hopefully this week but i would of thought its an option for people to solder on their own power buttons to shutdown the device. I know the nanopi fire3 already has a power button but right next to it is the pwr_key which id assume allows one to solder on their own power button or install some sort of jumper. Problem is as i know from the fire3 this doesn't work with armbian os and only works with friendlyelec os's. Thats what i assume its for anyways i could be wrong.
  17. Think wtarreau summed up most bits but temp wise 63 is completely fine tbh (what temp mine were running at in the summer). Also have you tried completely disconnected the problematic board and completely discharging it and only starting it up with power in and no peripherals. In the past twice now i found static and a dodgy external usb hard-drives have caused problems with computers. Also if you got a multimeter its worth checking the gpio pins to see if they are 5volts at least that way you can eliminate its not the power supply chips on the board or weak connection on the micro usb.
  18. I have only started seeing this the last few weeks normally i use them as headless servers and ssh into them. But when a few wasn't showing up on my router i connected the hdmi to see what it was displaying. As for power supply i doubt its that as i been using this setup for a few months now the only difference is i am using stable versions armbian (before was useing wip) and different sd cards which are brand new class 10 u1. I have to do a fresh install of armbian to get the boards working again but this evening i am trying 2 different sd cards just to make sure its not these new ones.
  19. Just wondering is anyone having issue with rebooting these fire3. Lastest stable image Bionic. This issue doesn't happen on all of them when i reboot (i have 5) but you can bet at least one of them fails and i have rewrite a new image on them. It is not possible to ssh into them when this happens. As you can see from the image when i plugged in hdmi cable that screen shows then after 5 to 10 mins goes blank with a flashing _ . Brand new sd cards in these and all class 10 u1 and its not a particular fire3 which i having issues with its random. Today after a week running some loads i rebooted 4 came back up fine 1 with the bricked screen. Done some updates and and rebooted and another 2 bricked. Is their a way out this without doing a complete rewrite on sd card again?
  20. I get exactly the same 28.2 using xmrig sometimes 28.1. IRC overclocking the CPU will do nothing to improve the hashrate but burn extra power. The only way to increase hashrate is to overclock ram speed as crytonight algorithm uses 1mb per core or 2mb can't remember of top of my head. If I'm correct the CPU on the nanopi fire3 has like 1mb maybe, so it has to do these calculations from ram which is far slower then CPU memory. Also don't forget to add some type of heatsink on those rams because they do get hot if you try overclocking! Forgot to mention when you compile xmrig don't forget before you build under cmake to add following. cmake .. -DCMAKE_C_COMPILER=gcc-7 -DCMAKE_CXX_COMPILER=g++-7 This supposedly gives hashrate increases using gcc7 etc but tbh xmrig isn't really optimized for arm cpus.
  21. Just out of curiosity is it possible to upgrade the kernal in armbian os (wip version) to include the most recent image dtb files from friendlyelec? If so how you do it because this might solve a few hardware issues i am running into with the wip version mainly power button tbh as thats the only way to truly shutdown this thing. Currently version on armbian wip is 4.14 on friendlyelec 4.4.
  22. The 6 port one I got is same wattage as your 10 port one. It can handle 6 fine, I was just more concerned if you tried to plug up 10 to your 10 port what heat that would generate. I did see a picture on Amazon of one with a burnt out side. In theory that 10 port should be fine as these only require 4 watt each but that's at stock setting headless. On board fans etc adds more draw. Also temperature range i would stay within the nanopi fire3 wiki range or close to it. The CPU could handle it but being such a small board it's the other components you got to worry about which could reduce lifespan of your device. Tests I done with wtarreau .dtb file at 1.6ghz it be fine with a bit of cooling.
  23. I am currenty running 5 fire 3 with https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PK1IIJY/ref=asc_df_B00PK1IIJY53128804/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22146&creativeASIN=B00PK1IIJY&linkCode=df0&hvadid=214877336784&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4890684913338719900&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045573&hvtargid=pla-420046835187 As for cooling i use https://www.amazon.co.uk/ELUTENG-Computer-Portable-Radiator-Ventilator/dp/B071CL82G9/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1528834494&sr=8-18&keywords=usb+fan. I have mine stacked so no need for fans for each unit. All nanopi fire 3s are around 55c at stock freq under full cpu load. Also be very very careful with that 10 port power supply. I know mine gets warm running 5 fire3 and the usb fan at present so do not go to the limit with the power supply as it will most likely melt. Always stay under the rated wattage!. They are not designed for prolonged high wattage usage. I have got my fire3 stacked in https://www.amazon.co.uk/ILS-Clear-Acrylic-Cluster-Raspberry/dp/B0768DDTKD/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1528835367&sr=1-2&keywords=raspberry+pi+stack+case You will need to drill new holes to mount them btw. If you do get problems with under voltage or shutdown etc check the usb cables. So many times with the raspberry pi i have got under-voltage warnings and 95% time it isn't the power supply but cheap cables or long length usb cables that caused the problem.
  24. If you run it 24/7 or reboot it's fine. It's shutting down thats the problem, I don't know exactly what it does but I know the power draw spikes to 0.8 amps 5.1v and it stays like that. Idle power is 0.3amps 5v. CPU heats up so it's doing something. I think it's an issue somewhere in some file as this thing does has a power button and maybe friendlyarm didn't program it what to do when someone shutdown from terminal. It doesn't shutdown in armbian btw from power button (reset button works). Kinda hoping this board does get a stable build sometime because it be awesome getting these in a cluster.
  25. @datsuns double check that the thermal pad they provided didn't move when you were installing the heatsink. I know when I first got it I put the thermal pad on then placed the heatsink without putting the screws in the heatsink first. This caused the thermal pad to move off slightly. Also thought I killed it by pushing down to hard and all . Temp wise low usage you might get away with no active cooling but this thing does pack a bunch for its size. And I will add temp wise it does handle better then raspberry pi 3 due to the massive heatsink. I've tested this for 4 days straight on xmrig and it sits @ 58c stock speed all 8 cores. 29.5hs btw for cryptonight. Just make sure when you shutdown under armbian you pull the power plug because it doesn't shutdown right and CPU heats up. Under friendlyarm it does the same btw only power off button works. So sudo halt or logout doesn't really shutdown right!.