I'm currently using a Raspberry Pi 2B with a 2TB HDD. It's terrible!
After reading through this thread I thought that I'd settled on getting an Odroid-HC2, but now I'm thinking I'd like the ability to have 2 or more 3.5" drives (probably up to 4) connected, possibly even in a RAID1 configuration. I'd like to be able to do general backing up of files and also stream music and movies etc to a media centre.
This suggestion really grabbed my interest and seems pretty doable from my perspective as I'm pretty sure I've got an old enclosure hanging around somewhere. Do you think it would be the best setup for what I'm looking for? Sorry for being a bit of a newb, but what exactly do you mean when you say
Does that mean that the whole setup SBC and drives would be powered by the one power supply? If so, what would that power supply look like?Thanks
Indeed, powering all the components by means of one power supply. The power supply required depends on the amount of disk and if they are 2.5" or 3.5". As per the FriendlyARM SATA HAT page:
12V/2A can drive one 3.5" hard disk or four 2.5" hard disks
12V/5A can drive four 3.5" hard disks