An 8GB version of the N2?

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An 8GB version of the N2?

Post by odroidn2user » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:56 pm

The origin of this question is probably obvious, so doesn't need explanation.

Is an 8GB version of the N2 in the works?
To me, that would sounds like a pretty awesome package indeed!

4GB is just about enough to do normal desktop and lightweight home server stuff, but 8GB would give it all some extra breathing room :)

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Re: An 8GB version of the N2?

Post by odroid » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:10 pm

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Re: An 8GB version of the N2?

Post by ASword » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:25 am

Go old school and plug in an SSD with a virtual memory swapfile on it.
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Re: An 8GB version of the N2?

Post by mad_ady » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:12 am

SSDs are not old school. A RAID0 array of floppies on the other hand...
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Re: An 8GB version of the N2?

Post by odroidn2user » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:29 am

mad_ady wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:12 am
SSDs are not old school. A RAID0 array of floppies on the other hand... Image
I'd love to see a howto post about doing a raid0 array of floppies! I have a few unused floppies around here somewhere, would be awesome to use them for additional swap memory!
The performance benefits we'll get with that setup, really unimaginable!
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Re: An 8GB version of the N2?

Post by odroidn2user » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:31 am

ASword wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:25 am
Go old school and plug in an SSD with a virtual memory swapfile on it.
I actually like that idea, zram and zswap or some such will probably suffice for most stuff with 4GB boards and normalish desktop stuff...
But I definitely like the idea of SSDs as swap devices. Hadn't thought of that yet! Nice idea for home server setups perhaps... Hmmm.

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Re: An 8GB version of the N2?

Post by ASword » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:27 am

Well I meant swap files are old school. SSDs make it a lot more palatable. I've been running an N2 for >6 months with a 16GB swap file on an SSD. Works great and the fast majority of the time it never exceeds 4GB of use, only when I run something particularly memory intensive. Its not a desktop machine, however before around 2005 virtually no desktops had >4GB RAM and they all used swap files (to spinning rust, no less!).

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