My Sweet C1 NAS Server

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My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby mikemoy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:37 am

I have been running 2 TRENDnet NAS server's for about 7 years now. The other day one of their fans started to make some noise.
Sure I could easily open it and get a new fan for $5, but what fun is that. I decided to get my 3'rd C1, case & USB3.0 to SATA3 HDD/SSD. Link for that here.
http://ameridroid.com/products/usb30-to-sata3-hddssd-interface-kit

Connected it all up and configured Samba. Then back on my Win PC clicked on network and bam "\\ODROID" was right there. clicked on the icon and started transferring 1TB over to it. To my shock, the transfer rate was 5mb faster than my TRENDnet NAS! This was awesome!

Pros:
C1 is barley warm to the touch.
Small footprint
5MB faster than commercial product.
No more need to buy commercial NAS servers.

Cons:
Should have done this sooner.

The longest part of this whole process was using Win32DiskImager to put the image on the sd card ;)
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby robroy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:03 am

Awesome story! :) :) :)

One more pro:
Lower power consumption (which you implied by "small footprint")
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby beatmag » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:10 am

What is the transfer rate?
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby mikemoy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:45 am

Sustained rate was 9.8MB / second
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby ryecoaaron » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:56 am

There are some samba optimizations to get about double that speed in this thread.
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby odroid » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:57 pm

But he might need a gigabit connection to reach 30MB/sec.
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby kinguru2 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:29 pm

mikemoy wrote:Sustained rate was 9.8MB / second

I'v 10-11 MB/s with common usb-hdd. Network is the bottleneck. )
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby mikemoy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:41 am

Thanks for the tips, I gave them a try but it did not offer any better performance for me.
I don't have a gigabit switch. I have to assume my network is the bottleneck.
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby Demetris » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:58 am

mikemoy wrote:Thanks for the tips, I gave them a try but it did not offer any better performance for me.
I don't have a gigabit switch. I have to assume my network is the bottleneck.

Assumed correctly
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby Trak-X » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:07 am

Hey, glad someone already did it here and its working properly.

I would like to do the same to my C1. If possible, can you please offer details about the OS, and if any tweaks were applied to it?
Right now i am running OpenElec, but i would like to switch and use the C1 as NAS with my External 4TB Sata3 HDD.

My old NAS is a PC running FreeNAS (with Transmissions, CouchPotato and SickRage). Was thinking of using these and Plex as the server, as the TV has a Plex app that can be connected to a Plex server

Thank you.
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby silbaco » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:39 am

I just used Ubuntu and setup Samba/NFS with an extra USB external drive I had lying around. Nothing fancy. I used Webmin to configure it because I am lazy. :P
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Re: My Sweet C1 NAS Server

Unread postby Xenon » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:52 am

Trak-X wrote:Hey, glad someone already did it here and its working properly.

I would like to do the same to my C1. If possible, can you please offer details about the OS, and if any tweaks were applied to it?
Right now i am running OpenElec, but i would like to switch and use the C1 as NAS with my External 4TB Sata3 HDD.

My old NAS is a PC running FreeNAS (with Transmissions, CouchPotato and SickRage). Was thinking of using these and Plex as the server, as the TV has a Plex app that can be connected to a Plex server

Thank you.
I am happy user C1 OpenMediaVault. It is working since years now.
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