N2 or HC2 for NAS?

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N2 or HC2 for NAS?

Unread post by DouglasQuaid2 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:45 pm

Ok so it's time to get some shared storage, and was pretty much settled on the HC2.
That was until I saw the N2 hit the scene!

Specs wise the N2 is a clear winner, but the HC2 would look nice and tidy with the case and all.

So only real question, is there any advantage to the SATA ports on the HC2 compared to using the USB3.0 ports on the N2?

Obviously, if I were using 3.5" disks, I need to sort out 12V power, but that's no big deal.

But being that SATA and Gbe on the HC2 are over USB3.0 bridge anyway, am I correct in assuming the SATA connector is for convenience only and disk performance should be the same on HC2 and N2?

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Re: N2 or HC2 for NAS?

Unread post by mad_ady » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:19 am

For a trouble-free NAS go with the HC2. If you're willing to tinker and may want to use your odroid for other things go with the N2. It had some usb3 issues, but it seemed they were fixed recently.

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Re: N2 or HC2 for NAS?

Unread post by elatllat » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:54 am

Get the N2 if you want the ability to use a larger drive, or multiple drives, or fast drive encription.

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