Orange Pi Zero NAS Expansion board Interface board Development board beyond Raspberry Pi
Orange Pi Zero NAS Expansion board
This is NAS Expansion board with which you can build your own NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. Connect a hard drive or SSD, plug in an Ethernet cable, and use a Linux-based operating system to set up a home media server, data backup system, or general purpose file server.
It is really designed to be a cheap, low-power device for headless applications. But now there’s a way to make the little device into more of a fully functional Pc or at least a more capable file server.
Just plug the little computer into the expansion board and you get support for SATA and mSATA storage devices, two additional USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack and composite video output.
This NAS Expansion Board also has a microphone and IR server.
The video output could make it easier to set up the system, but you could also theoretically use this tiny little low-power computer as an inexpensive media player.
Orange Pi Zero NAS Expansion Board preliminary specifications:
Storage – 1x SATA port, 1x mSATA port both through a JMS578 USB 3.1 to SATA bridge with UAS support each, which should be better than some other USB to SATA solution despite only being connected to a USB 2.0 interface.
USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
Video & Audio Output – 3.5mm AV jack with composite video (TBC) and stereo audio
Misc – Microphone and IR receiver
Header – 13-pin female header connecting to OPi Zero board