Author: Momnaa Ikram
The ODROID-HC2 is a compact PC that may be used as network-attached storage (NAS) server at a low cost. Using this personal cloud server, it is possible to distribute and stream multimedia material to mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, without the need for a network connection.
It is intended to be shared with family members, programmers, and other users who utilize a range of different devices. Make the ODROID-HC2 fit your specific needs by customizing the display and buttons.
Many programs may be installed and configured in a couple of minutes, depending on their complexity. Consider increasing the storage capacity of your server’s hard drive or solid-state drive. Depending on your needs, the frame can be built on top of one another.
A powerful Linux platform based on the ODROID-XU4, the HC2 can run a wide range of server software, such as Samba and FTP, as well as NFS and SSH, as well as NGINX and Apache, as well as WordPress and Docker, amongst other things. Our WiKi contains a list of operating system distributions that are currently available and ready to use. The HC2 is fully compatible with any operating system built on the XU4 architecture.
The ODROID HC2’s 2GHz Cortex-A15 processors and substantially better 64bit-wide memory bandwidth were seven times quicker than the current Raspberry Pi 3 in terms of computational power. Using the ODROID-HC2 as a computer gives a “professional server-like” experience, unlike other single-board PCs!!
- Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors that are used in the Samsung Exynos5422.
- LPDDR3 RAM with a PoP configuration of 2 gigabytes
- SATA: 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD storage with a maximum thickness of 27mm via a SATA-3 connector.
- Local Area Network (LAN): Port with Gigabit Ethernet
- USB 2.0 Host Controller
- Storage: The operating system uses a microSD card slot UHS-1 enabled.
- Size: 197 x 115 x 42 mm approximately
- Connectors for RTC and Serial Console are optional.
Who should be interested in this board?
ODROID-HC2 is perfect for small teams, solo users, and entire families. Users can exchange and stream multimedia content from the server to their desktop and mobile devices.
Compiling code for the ODROID-HC2 is a snap, especially for programmers. In addition, the ODROID-high-performance HC2’s 2GB DDR3 RAM makes it possible to assemble most programs directly on the device.
What should users know about it?
- Hardware is a one-time investment.
- You have complete control over the cluster’s underlying hardware.
- It’s possible to run local network activities without using a VPN.
- Affordable Price
- a steeper learning curve
- If you’re serving anything to the general public, you can use your own personal bandwidth.
- There is a lot of room and electricity consumed by it.
- The hardware has to be maintained.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Faster network storage is made possible by including a high-performance SATA port and a Gigabit Ethernet connector. Designed for 2.5-inch HDD/SSD or 2.5-inch HDD, the metal frame body provides excellent heat dissipation.