Silent and efficient 2-bay NAS

  • Hi,


    I'm looking for a hardware solution for a small home NAS.

    The requirements are:

    *most silent possible (fanless)

    *idle power 2W or less

    * reasonable speed for data access at home

    *2 drives of 1TB

    *RAM of 4GB should be good (preferably DDR4)


    Currently I'm loooking at coupling

    Odroid C4 (with Gbit eth to router)

    2 SSD drives (with two Cables USB 3.0 to SATA III)


    The new odroid C4 as a new Cortex A55 quad core, RAM DDR4 but lacks SATA interfaces hence have to use USB cables.

    Would this be a bottleneck?


    I could go for an older but proven Cortex A53 based SBC board.

    But I haven't seen a good SBC that handles temperature without fan well and has both SATA3 interfaces and DDR4 RAM.


    What would you suggest differently?


    Thanks.


    /Daniel

  • In my opinion, the RPi4 or the rock64 are more stable than the odroids (I have a lot of all items). ddr4 means very little on an arm board. I run my rock64 with no fan and my rpi4 in a flirc case (no fan). The rockpro64 can have a sata pci-e card as well and doesn't need a fan either.

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  • is the rpi4 really below 2W idle with OMV installed?

    OMV being installed doesn't change it but no, the rpi4 is about 3.5 W. You might be able to get it lower by underclocking it but for 1 watt, I think that is pointless.

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