The Orange Pi Mini 2 features 4 USB 2.0 ports and promises sufficient performance for a Home NAS set-up. Though the board itself runs very hot may have a short-life without some active cooling, the USB Read – Write performance mattered a lot and hopefully it was not affected by any other parameter. I ran a bunch of disk read-write tests on USB Pen-Drives, USB Hard Disk Drives and Micro-SD Cards and tabulated their results. Read more to find out if the board is suitable for a Home NAS.
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The Orange Pi Mini 2 is a Single Board Computer based on Amlogic H3 Quad Core CPU using ARM architecture. While it is based on the original concept by Raspberry Foundation’s Raspberry Pi, the Orange Pi technically exceeds the Raspberry Pi in it’s specifications. While, evolution in technology is natural and newer equipment automatically benefit, the underlying technology alone does not define a product that meets or exceeds user expectations. Ergonomics, usability and compatibility define if a product will succeed or fail. The Orange Pi Mini 2 gets a number of factors right and has scope for improvement in others.