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HC2 with more resources

Unread post by mlausch » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:12 am

Hi,
I think the odroid HC2 is a quite nice design to use it as a ceph node from mechanical perspective. But it would be much more suiteable if it would have a 64 Bit processor with 4GB RAM.
Is somethink like this planned?
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Unread post by rooted » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:27 am

Why would a NAS type device need 64bit?

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Unread post by Germar » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:10 am

AES-ni would be a game changer for me. Are there any plans for a new Odroid-HC version?

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Unread post by akschu » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:03 am

Here is one very good reason:

https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/wiki/ ... it-systems

ZFS is amazing. Having a small ZFS node to `zfs send` backups to is great. For now, I've worked around this by making my HC2 export the disk using iscsi, then connecting to it from my main NAS, however that isn't a great design. What would be much better is for the HC2 to be able to have it's own ZFS, connect to the NAS with one-way trust, then PULL the zfs dataset to itself. This way, if a cracker was able to compromise the NAS they wouldn't know about the backup (unless it was running, but even then, no access.)

I would love to have the new N2 with the rockchip and 64-bit and 4GB in the HC form factor.

Odroid, it would be great to know if there are future plans for a more powerful HC2. If not, I'll probably order an N2 and build some custom case.
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Re: HC2 with more resources

Unread post by mlausch » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:40 am

Why NAS Systems needs 64 Bit and maybe more RAM?
For some easy setups like simple NFS or samba share you ar right. This will work perfectly with this platform.
But more sophisticated systems like my mentioned ceph or friends of ZFS Systems would be happy with a newer hardware revision.

I am not alone. The HC formfactor is greate. Easy to stack to run a bunch of nodes in a cluster setup without the hassle of extra usb sata bridge cables, power supplies and so on.
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