Add Radxa Taco - the successor of the ROCK Pi SATA HAT(Penta SATA CM4 carrier board)

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hipboi
hipboi
Posted 1 month ago

Add Radxa Taco - the successor of the ROCK Pi SATA HAT(Penta SATA CM4 carrier board) #202

I've been following this repository for quite long time. As a Raspberry Pi fan, we've been working on the Radxa Taco for a while, which is an ultimate CM4 carrier board designed for nas/server/router applications. The ideas is based on the Quad SATA HAT for the Raspberry Pi 4 and go further beyond it. The Radxa Taco has the following features:

  • Use asm1806 pcie switch
  • Dual ethernet, one 1000M from CM4, one 2.5G rtk8125b to pcie switch
  • 5x SATA via JMB585 to pcie switch
  • 1x M.2 M key NVMe to pcie switch
  • 1x PCIe M.2 WiFi module, support Intel AX200
  • 10P header for Top Board with OLED and button
  • RTC/USB 2/uSD card

The case is working on...

radxa_taco_top radxa_taco_angle radxa_taco_bottom

hipboi
hipboi
Created 1 month ago

We now have some working samples, we can provide up to 5 samples to Jeff's fans. The only requirement is to provide some test report here. Anyone interested?

JonathanTreffler
JonathanTreffler
Created 1 month ago

We now have some working samples, we can provide up to 5 samples to Jeff's fans. The only requirement is to provide some test report here. Anyone interested?

I would be interested, but i don't think i am an ideal candidate since i don't currently own a Raspberry Pi CM4 (damn chip shortage) and live in germany so i don't know about shipping.

TMillesich
TMillesich
Created 1 month ago

We now have some working samples, we can provide up to 5 samples to Jeff's fans. The only requirement is to provide some test report here. Anyone interested?

I would be interested too. Got a CM4 WiFi 8GB 32GB, WD Red Disks 3+4TB and a PM991 (still waiting for my Piunora). With some SATA extension cords the hardware would be ready to go then.

What kind of test reports do you want? Power usage, thermal, mechanical improvements? Reports by OpenMediaVault?

stephenvalente
stephenvalente
Created 1 month ago

Be interested, but in the UK.

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 6:55 PM TMillesich ***@wrote:

We now have some working samples, we can provide up to 5 samples to Jeff's fans. The only requirement is to provide some test report here. Anyone interested?

I would be interested too. Got a CM4 WiFi 8GB 32GB, WD Red Disks 3+4TB and a PM991 (still waiting for my Piunora). With some SATA extension cords the hardware would be ready to go then.

What kind of test reports do you want? Power usage, thermal, mechanical improvements? Reports by OpenMediaVault?

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geerlingguy
geerlingguy
Created 1 month ago

@hipboi - Oh WOW. This is like... exactly the NAS board I've been dreaming someone would make.

How do I get my hands on one for testing? Case or not, if you can get this thing into production, I think it's going to be an incredibly compelling alternative to most of the SMB/home office NASes on the market!

Bluebugs
Bluebugs
Created 1 month ago

This is exactly what I have been looking for. I am in Canada and do not own yet a CM4, but this would be a perfect reason to order one right away :-)

andyattebery
andyattebery
Created 1 month ago

Echo the sentiment that this is board I've been looking for. I'm interested in using it to try out zfs on Ubuntu, snapraid/mergerFS, and other NAS software solutions.

jn-hrt
jn-hrt
Created 1 month ago

We now have some working samples, we can provide up to 5 samples to Jeff's fans. The only requirement is to provide some test report here. Anyone interested?

I would be interested. What sort of testing are you looking for? Do you have test plans/cases? Do you need test tracking through a specific tool like rally or just general feedback via github?

xoseperez
xoseperez
Created 1 month ago

We now have some working samples, we can provide up to 5 samples to Jeff's fans. The only requirement is to provide some test report here. Anyone interested?

I am interested. Currently working on a board with similar specs, but not a NAS. It will be interesting to test thermals on your board and also speed while using the RTL8125 and the drives at the same time through the PCIe switch.

hipboi
hipboi
Created 1 month ago

@geerlingguy surely we can send you one :-) I can't wait to see it in your video, haha.

For who owns the CM4 above, send me an email of your shipping address with a contact phone number. Please refer this github link in the email. [email protected] We will ship immediately.

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