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  • Hi Dyfcom,

    for a NAS the 4GB NanoPi M4 is not mandatory. I own myself the 4GB version and even under heavy load the NanoPi is quite bored. I can not exactly tell you how much it is in average but I checked once while saving a huge amount of files and the CPU was around 20%...

    The SATA hat in my case is different. Even if there is a heatsink on the controller IC it get´s really hot which propably is influenced by the onboard voltage regulator...
    I didn´t dive deep into this by now. So you need an active cooling or a much bigger heatsink for it.

    All in all my nanopi is doing a great job and is really on the lower barrier of consumption. 6.9W constant consumption while the drives are spun down is in my opinion a value which is hard to brake in this category of SBC´s and the connections the NanoPi is providing.

    Regarding the SSD EMMC question. I use at my setup only a SD card. Maybe I will upgrade one day to the EMMC but for now it´s doing a great job. If you choosing the SD setup be sure to take a fast one and quality card...

  • Don’t use an EMMC module unless you want to remove the sata hat every time you remove or install it. This will be a huge pain when you go to backup your system. A1 micro SD card works just fine.

    Simple and sure backup and restore: In a Scheduled Job: rsync -av --delete /srv/dev-disk-by-label-SOURCE/ /srv/dev-disk-by-label-DESTINATION/ (HT: Getting Started with OMV5)
    OMV 5 (current) - Hardware: Thinkserver TS140, Nextcloud, Plex, Airsonic, Navidrome, Ubooquity, Digikam, & Heimdall - NanoPi M4 (v.1), backup - Odroid XU4, Pi-Hole (DietPi) - Testing/Playing: hc2, xu4, Pi 3B+, Odroid H2. Mac user trying to convert to Linux on a HP dx2400, Debian 10 XFCE.

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