Banana Pi-M1+MultiSATA+RAID5-3xHDD

    • OMV 2.x
    • Banana Pi-M1+MultiSATA+RAID5-3xHDD


      I have little experience with OMV and banana Pi.
      My "simple NAS" worked around 3/4 year relative stable.
      Build on Banana Pi-M1+ 1TB 2,5 HDD, OMV 2.1

      And now, I want upgrade it for RAID5 with 3x1TB
      I want build it with Banana Pi M1 + SATA multiplier + 3x 1tb 2,5 SATA HDD

      I haven´t some experiences with linux, codes, and any others other linux.
      I know codes about programing arduino, but I think it is not what I can use here...

      I will recevied multiplier maybe after week, I can´t test now, but I have wef questions and requests:

      1/ Can I download stable and completed image OMV for Banana Pi M1 with support for my multiplier?
      2/ If I cant download it, please, have it anyone? Can you share it for me?
      3/ If haven´t anyone it, can anyone make it for me or write me how can I make it?

      Thank very much everyone
      and I´m sorry for my bad english....
    • Hi, I do have a config you mention up there. Especially, the JMB321 and omv up and running.
      I got lots of help by the guy who runs this page.
      1. I could not. I had to install a bananian and first look whether the disks at my pmp are found, and then I installed omv.
      2. You should find the link up there in my answer.
      3. also the link and me can help ;)

      Have fun
    • I am in trap :D

      I found info from Cyryllo, where he write:

      Source Code

      1. "download image for banana pi/pro BanaNAS PRO 1.0 for JMB321 and JMB390 from
      2. password for ssh and web is bananas
      3. If you use banana Pi only remove or comment line ap6210 from /etc/modules "

      Okey, I´m not kid, I found how can I edit some file in linux and now... I am expert :D I know how edit file :D but.... little problem
      I can´t boot BPI with this image, and I can´t edit that file.

      My question:
      How can I edit that file, if I have only Banana Pi and PC with Windows 8.1 or Win 7 ? (haven´t any PC with linux)

      Thx for any help
    • Hello,
      I'm relatively new to building nano computers from PIs, besides purchasing one of the numerous basic cases and AC/DC adapters.

      I'd like to build a lowcost SATA 6Gbps RAID 5 (soft) NAS (samba, nfs...) (with possible additional media purpose...), I forsaw that the following config might do the trick (here the max config with 10 disks, could be less):

      • 1x (~EUR 150.-) Banana PI BPI W2 W2 Spec @BananaPi / W2 Spec @WikiBananaPi (has x2 SATA 6Gbps sockets, needs 12V DC input, seems to have IR (media...));
      • 2x (~EUR 20.-) JMB575 (SATA 6Gbps 1 -> 5 multiplier) JMB575 spec @JMicron (for more than 5 disks...);
      • Options to hold 5-to-8 disks together? I was thinking of an Icy Dock, but it has already electronics, the JMB575 would not be needed anymore, I assume. Maybe an alternative option to consider, but an expensive one, as an Icy Dock x8 2"1/2 SSD/HDD is around EUR 200.-... well, it doesn't seem to match my intent of a lowcost NAS...

      • 1x (Probably around EUR 20.- tops) 230V~/12V= AC/DC Power Adapter compatible with "12V @ 2A via DC power 5.0mmx2.0mm jack" as spec says Links?;
      • One of the Linux distros Kernel image list @W2 Spec @WikiBananaPi.
      • Feasibility: (I did not have the time fully to dig all the subjects around that matter, as I'm still in the early stages)
        • Does Linux have the required drivers for the JMB575? Hardware Compatibility

        • Does Linux support IR remote control and/or CEC remote control (does the W2 Banana Pi HDMI port support CEC altogether? no? "HDMI out works normally on kernel I have built myself (just no CEC from TV plugged there [...])")?

        • Would Soft RAID 5 work with that combination? Linux Raid Wiki

        • Media: can this be driven by IR remote and/or from your TV set remote over CEC (hmm...) (HDMI insert needed? Would it work? Does a Linux driver recognize that insert?)?

      • Performance: What is the performance of the JMB575 with that many disks per multiplier?

      (Approx. Total: EUR 190.- w/o case)

      The issue I can't solve: how do you wrap that up nicely?

      Indeed, as building such computers is necessarily custom, the casing needs to be as custom-friendly than your most wicked ideas, if you see what I mean. Of course, the market can't be expected to match each idea one can have, but maybe there's a modular casing approach that exists for example (building blocks, lego... an USB-hole-lego block would be funny... lego casing haha, that would be useful for all these PIs and crasy ideas!).

      Open question: what could be a way to hold the disks and a Banana W2 together while still having access to the I/O (USB, HDMI...) and buttons (Power, Reset...)? Could you help here, as I'm a dead stuck? ;(

      Thanks in advance for any useful help.