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Orange PI is good enough for Debian

Posted by asterix 
Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 13, 2017 10:28PM
My pogoplug and dockstar run very slow, and took long time while upgrading, a couple of months ago, bought orange pi PC with US$15 from Aliexpress.com, official image doesn't work well, but image from ARMBIAN.COM is great.

Orange Pi PC with AllWinner H3 Quad-core Cortex-A7 cpu and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, and HDMI, I know Raspberry PI seems more powerful than this one, but the price is only 40% of raspberry 3, so I decide to have a try, very satisfied Runing faster as server, its price can beat any PI

details of Orange Pi PC


Wasted much time on pogoplug and dockstar. I need it as server, don't need HDMI, so I will try their orange pi zero with $8.99, but less memory: 512MB

Anyone also tried orange pi? any interesting application?



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2017 04:30PM by asterix.
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 14, 2017 07:57AM
asterix Wrote:
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> Wasted much time on pogoplug and dockstar. I need it as server, don't need HDMI, so I will try their orange pi zero with $8.99, but less memory: 512MB
>
R U sure it is an Orange Pi 0 and not Rpi 0?
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 14, 2017 01:23PM
habibie Wrote:
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> >
> R U sure it is an Orange Pi 0 and not [url=http://
> www.microcenter.com/product/463189/Zero_v13_Develo
> pment_Board_-_Camera_Ready]Rpi 0[/url]?

[url=http://www.orangepi.org/orangepizero/]http://www.orangepi.org/orangepizero/[/url]

Looked at these a few years ago but read quite a few bad reviews that I passed
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 14, 2017 04:07PM
habibie Wrote:
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> asterix Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wasted much time on pogoplug and dockstar. I nee
> d it as server, don't need HDMI, so I will try the
> ir orange pi zero with $8.99, but less memory: 512
> MB
> >
> R U sure it is an Orange Pi 0 and not [url=http://
> www.microcenter.com/product/463189/Zero_v13_Develo
> pment_Board_-_Camera_Ready]Rpi 0[/url]?



The one in my hand is absolutely Orange PI PC with HDMI and 1GB ram, I will try Orange Pi one which doesn't have video output, also less memory :512MB

Rpi zero doesn't have network jack, CPU is single core



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2017 04:55PM by asterix.
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 14, 2017 04:18PM
Kaboom, the brainstorm when I saw this expansion board that fits over Pis.

Personally I have previous projects to complete, but the future looks bright with one or two of these expansion boards laying around.

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Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 14, 2017 04:22PM
feas Wrote:
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> habibie Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > >
> > R U sure it is an Orange Pi 0 and not [url=http:
> //
> > www.microcenter.com/product/463189/Zero_v13_Deve
> lo
> > pment_Board_-_Camera_Ready]Rpi 0[/url]?
>
> [url=http://www.orangepi.org/orangepizero/]http://
> www.orangepi.org/orangepizero/[/url]
>
> Looked at these a few years ago but read quite a f
> ew bad reviews that I passed

I also passed this product before due to same reason, negative reviews:most about running desktop or graphic apps slow, not good as Raspberry pi,lack of official support, I don't need desktop and run graphic apps. As server, it works well till now. only $15 or $8.99, why not?

they also have other products with wifi, g network, 64-bit cpu or emmc for options.
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 16, 2017 09:23AM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> Kaboom, the brainstorm when I saw this expansion board that fits over Pis.
>
That is a SATA expansion board that can be added to an oPi through a USBx port? If so, one may just contemplate for a much inexpensive USB3SATA case (which sometimes I saw as low as US $3 from some sellers @AliExpress).
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 16, 2017 05:26PM
When looking at any USB to SATA expansion board pay close attention to the chipset used as anything using the Genesis Logic GL830 is going to be complete crap.

Ray
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 20, 2017 10:00AM
for my two cents worth.... i have several of the OPi range and find them to be capable devices for teh money... i dont use the images from the OPi homesite, but prefer to use the ARMBIAN ones...
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 21, 2017 12:21AM
rayknight Wrote:
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> When looking at any USB to SATA expansion board pa
> y close attention to the chipset used as anything
> using the Genesis Logic GL830 is going to be compl
> ete crap.
>
> Ray

Ray, there's a USB 3.0 mpcie card that's giving us trouble, and I believe what is in the list as Genesis Logic, which was advertised as based on Renesas D720202 chipset

From my perspective it does seem like crap. Bodhi of course is much more qualified than I to make a judgment call, but as for me it's enough to stay away from Genesis Logic if I can help it.

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Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
March 22, 2017 03:35PM
Joey, I'd be interested in what chip is actually on the troublesome USB 3.0 mpcie card. The GL830 is a USB 2.0 to SATA bridge chip that has been noted as having poor performance and other issues. Search the Armbian forums for details. It could be that they also have a PCIe to USB 3.0 bridge chip that also has performance issues.

Ray
Re: Orange PI is good enough for Debian
April 06, 2017 04:12PM
Orange Pi zero has a 4 core processor. See: http://www.orangepi.org/orangepizero/
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