[Freedombox-discuss] Cubieboard5 Deemed Unsuitable?

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Sat Dec 2 03:03:36 UTC 2017

> I was on https://wiki.debian.org/CheapServerBoxHardware and I noticed
> that the Cubieboard3 was recomended, but the Cubieboard5 wasn't. Why is
> this? Why was the Cubieboard5 deemed " possibly using less than ideal
> components or wiring for essential parts" while the Cubieboard3 was not?

Probably because its SATA port is connected to the SoC via USB.

At least, that's the main reason why I stick to boards built on the
Allwinner A20 SoC, which is still the cheapest SoC with real SATA
support, AFAIK (tho for some reason it's limited to 50MB/s of write


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