And this tpoic all ready exists…
Only reason to run Windows 10 is as a desktop. All other purposes are pretty much useless.
Anyway, after doing some more research and looking at successful RPi projects, my general impression is this.
- Robotics (autonomous and otherwise, especially with ROS)
- Small projects that require a UI of any kind, like bicycle computers and stuff like that
- Unplugged units driven by battery
Less good for
Arcade machines (need a bit more power)
SOHO Servers (Can be done, but not ideal, though power consumption is awesome)
Small projects requiring little to no intelligence (Use Arduinos instead)
HTPC stuff (Hit and miss, can work depending on your use case)
Heavy duty servers
So yeah, I can see if your use case is one of the latter ones, then this SBC could be worth checking out.
Revision: Moved HTPC up a level on request from thevillageidiot
Sounds like a hardware problem. I’ve had a 2 core 4GB Windows 10 VM for years acting as a test bench and Hyper-V controller.
Functions well enough for basic use and media streaming. I do it all the time. In fact that is what I use it for. It sits strap to my tv because I can not bare to watch cable.
I am interested in SBC that can do htpc stuff with 4 core about 1.8 with 4 gigs of ram. I also want optical, nvme support, and 5.0 BT. The Rockpi grabbed my interest but…
Being accurate: four 1.5Ghz cores and four 2Ghz cores
It’s quite old Samsung Exynos5422 but still has a lot of potential. I do not know if I would like to use it as a desktop, but I personally use Exynos5422 + 2GB RAM as a NAS and it performs well in this role.
Atomic Pi now available on Amazon
I mean its an interesting model, sure… I might consider one. I have a pi v1 I was kinda hoping my fave arch would have an sbc, no luck so far tho. Plenty concepts.
But… Potato board? Yeah fuck it I’ll buy one of those and make it run skyrim or something similarly horrible.
I am running Open Media Vault (OMV) on a Pi3B as seen here: Building a Custom File Share
The biggest let down in my case was that I wrongly assumed I would be getting close to the 60MB/s theoretical transfer of USB 2.0. I later found out after the build I average around 6 MB/s and this is due to the limitations of the Pi.
Am I correct in reading that the Atomic Pi can handle USB 3.0? Because holy crap this will be a fantastic upgrade! (Also will be kinda peeved that I wasted $30ish on a Pi in the first place)
What in the fuck over!? $35 USD!? x86!?
throw Lubuntu or Ubuntu server on there, if you know how to work with windows you could put 7 or 10 on there and disable a bunch of stuff. i have an old Core Duo (no 2) laptop with 2gb of ram and 10 is usable. OR you a really light shell only distro like Alpine or something
EDIT: ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the photos in the getting started PDF of the connector are of the BOTTOM of the damn thing! I thought they were showing a picture of a connector on an addon card (purchased desperately) based on all the bitching i’ve seen in reviews!
This why the instructions should have shown a picture of the whole thing not just a zoom in of JUST the connector.
RPi as a NAS is the worst SBC it can be!
I recommend Odroid HC2 proper SBC for NAS.
My Odroid HC1 with the old 2.5 5400 HDD and 80% full still eats RPi as NAS. HC2 / 1 with fast HDD or SSD will easily exceed 60MB/s and approach the area of 80-90MB/s
sold out already on amazon i was eyeing it a few hours ago
Same, was just about to pop over and order some.
Sold out everywhere I checked…
Only bulk cases of 24 available
does intel have foundries in china?
clearly they’re selling quite well
Yep. Granted beating a raspi is just about the easiest thing you can do in the embedded market.
I believe so yes. They also have dev breakout boards which means we might get even more from 3rd parties down the line.
RPi is probably the most popular SBC on the market. They were successful in this matter. For some applications RPi is ok. But … definitely not as NAS or any more powerful server.
Many people buy RPi because they simply do not know better and fell into this media noise … raspberry pi raspberry pi raspberry pi
The problem with Pi Alternatives isn’t performance or speed of the hardware. It’s community support and ease of use.
Most individuals aren’t going to compile code from source just so they can run, “Hello World.” Most don’t want to connect an rs-232 to there device to flash an OS to the board. Hell, most don’t want to bother with the command line.
So showing them a ‘more powerful board’ that isn’t easy to use and doesn’t have a lot of support is like showing someone a new card without the owners manual.
Sure you can start it up and you can probably get it to run. But an average person isn’t going to spend 2 weeks troubleshooting a problem just to get it to ‘work’.