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Odroid HC-1

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:41 pm
by secpri
For all who are interested in the Odroid HC-1 and DietPi, here some benchmarks, results and informations i got so far.

Working Images so far:
Normal XU4 Image "DietPi_OdroidXU4-armv7-(Jessie).7z" based on Kernel 3.10.105+ = works :D
Normal XU4 Image upgraded to 3.10.106+ = works :D
Test Image XU4 on GitHub: Test Images "XU4 | Kernel 4.9 testing #926" = works :D

Hardware Test Setup:
- Odroid HC1
- Test Image with Kernel 4.9
- 1 TB WD Red
- CMOS Batterie
- passive cooling

Software running:
- NetData
- SyncThing
- Python 3.6.3 (manually update) (i need it 8-) )
- LLMP Package
- iperf
- SysBench

1. SysBench
benchmark_HC1.JPG
Interesting result, when i compare it with the results of XU4 in another thread here in the forum.

2. iperf - first run (Server side = W7 x64 Iperf 2 / Gbit USB 3.0 Adapter) (Client Odroid HC1)
iperf_usb_adapter.JPG
If anyone have some further interesting tests i could do, just tell me, so far my freetime allowes it, i'll test it.

Further news are coming next days :mrgreen:

Re: Odroid HC-1

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:42 am
by johnvick
Thanks for this info.

Re: Odroid HC-1

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:18 am
by Esbeeb
Thanks for this @secpri!!

This Youtube vid shows the HC1 transferring larger files at a steady 90ish MB/sec. Which blows the likes of the Raspberry Pi (expect 3.5MB/sec) and the Tinkerboard away. Sure, the tinkerboard has a Gigabit ethernet port (~120MB/sec theoretical max), but how are you going to attach a SATA drive? You're limited to what the USB 2.0 ports can provide (say, with a USB 2.0 2.5" SATA enclosure). So maybe 20 MB/sec of realworld performance?

I'll soon be getting a laptop with a Gbit ethernet port, so to me, an Odroid HC1 + decent 2.5" SATA drive + DietPi seems like a very inexpensive but decent file server option (and I love DietPi's automated install of Nextcloud in dietpi-software), which would come close to maxing out the laptop's Gigabit ethernet capabilities. 90MB/sec is a far cry faster than ~20MB/sec or 3.5 MB/sec.

I would very much like to see the Odroid HC1 gain official support on the DietPi's "Odroid" section (on the website's front page).

Thanks to everyone who worked on DietPi! :D

hdparm -t

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:31 am
by Esbeeb
secpri wrote: If anyone have some further interesting tests i could do, just tell me, so far my freetime allowes it, i'll test it.

Further news are coming next days :mrgreen:
Sure, I have a test for you. I'd like to know what kind of hard drive speeds you are able achieve with "hdparm -t". If your 2.5" SATA disk, is, say, "/dev/sda" (in DietPi), then what output do you see (when the system is idling quietly) with:

hdparm -t /dev/sda

(You probably already know this, but in case you don't, the "mount" command should give you output which lets you deduce which device file is the SATA drive.)

Re: Odroid HC-1

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:02 am
by secpri
Test result:
hdparm.JPG
Note:
The Sata Controller is connected via USB 3.0 not 2.0, so you have a theretical max of about 625 MB/sec. (5Gbit/s), therefore
i have placed in a Samsung 850 SSD (about 550MB/s), the practicaly test shows a value of about 326 MB/s in reading mode.

From you context you had the same problem then me before using Odroid XU4 oder HC1, at moment i am testing my HC-1 in a business installation, making backups of about 1.000.000 files with a space amount of about 750 GB. Right now it works faster then mostly NAS, which i saw in the past, and the 90 Mb/s are realistic on large files.

My big problem was in the past, that also quality NAS System mostly are do not more then 25-45 MB/s over LAN, with Odroid HC1 i could solve this issue.

Further you should not compare the odroid hc1 with a real fileserver (IBM/HP/DELL/etc), as this is another league, but as NAS with nice fast transfer, it works very well and is cheap on top.

Re: Odroid HC-1

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:10 pm
by Esbeeb
Thanks for mentioning that!!

Just FYI.

I live in Canada, and the vendor in this area is called "Ameridroid": https://ameridroid.com

I decided to find out how expensive the shipping was (sending it across the Canada-US border) by putting an HC1 into a shopping cart there. They say "We strive to ship the HC1 same day when possible. However, due to high demand, some orders may be delayed."

The HC1 is $49.95 US. Shipping to Canada by USPS (Very favourable! It's not a courier!) only adds another $15.95 US ("USPS First Class to Canada (delivery time varies by location) - No tracking or insurance available").

PS: I don't work for Ameridroid or Odroid. I'm sincerely impressed that USPS (U.S. Postal Service) is a shipping option.

Re: Odroid HC-1

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 pm
by secpri
FTP-Speed - large file @ Samsung SSD
ftp speed.JPG