Banana Pi DLNA media server


Dilshan Jayakody published a new build:

Couple of months back we decided to create our own media server to store our MP3s and digital photographs. But it gets postpone several months due to unavailability of main-boards and other resources. Finally, after reviewing several prototypes we decided to build our media server using Banana Pi (BPI) and MiniDLNA. Before finalize BPI we checked several main-boards which including Raspberry Pi B+, Orange Pi One and BeagleBone Black. Out of all above main-boards we choose BPI M1 because of its inbuilt SATA2.0 interface, Gigabit Ethernet port and availability in local market.

See the full post on his blog here.

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  1. Well, I’m sure the HDD can handle a little vibration *cough*. What I am more interested in is this: the fan appears to be placed flat on the HDD. Errrr, did someone forget about airflow?

    A 12V-only SMPS and not a cheap PC ATX power supply?

    Actually, PCs that are ex-lease from large businesses are often in excellent condition and can often be found at very affordable prices.

    1. My working theory is that the HDD fan doesn’t need airflow provisions because it is not for cooling but for secure magnetic wiping of the platen. /s

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