1.2 Petabytes on a Raspberry Pi (Part 2)

1.2 Petabytes on a Raspberry Pi (Part 2)

Sometimes you have to go slow to go fast—with 60 hard drives on 1 Raspberry Pi, I found a way to make it run in RAID! It’s not the fastest storage server in town, but it’s good for about 70 MB/sec write speeds and sucks down about 500 Watts of...
Testing the PiBox mini 2, a Raspberry Pi MicroK8s server

Testing the PiBox mini 2, a Raspberry Pi MicroK8s server

Kubesail sent me their brand-new PiBox mini 2. It’s a 2-drive SATA NAS built with the Compute Module 4. It has a front-panel LCD, native SATA, and more! I did have a little trouble with the early prototype model they sent, but was able to get that fixed and now...
Why would you build a Raspberry Pi Cluster?

Why would you build a Raspberry Pi Cluster?

Everyone seems to be asking, so I figured I’d answer. I’ll explain what I use my small Pi clusters for, and what some other people use them for. But also, why cluster in the first place? Can’t you just buy an EPYC 64-core CPU and an RTX 3080 and have...
Building the best Raspberry Pi NAS – Wiretrustee SATA

Building the best Raspberry Pi NAS – Wiretrustee SATA

I’ve built a few Raspberry Pi NASes in my day, but none were *this* nice. The Wiretrustee SATA is listed on Crowd Supply and will allow you to plug in a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and up to four SATA hard drives or SSDs to build your own gigabit NAS....