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NanoPi M4

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NanoPi M4 was created by T-Studio

www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=prod...th=69&product_id=234
I made the environment with Beelink-AP 34, OrangePi, RaspberryPi 3, but this SBC seems to be the best for INDI.
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Replied by wvreeven on topic NanoPi M4

What criteria did you use to come to this conclusion? I opened the link you posted and it seems that the NanoPi M4 is highly configurable. What configuration did you use? And what configurations for the other three SBCs?
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Replied by T-Studio on topic NanoPi M4

I did not have enough words.

I built three INDI environments, Beelink-AP 34, OrangePi, RaspberryPi 3.

It seems that this SBC has recently appeared.
Since there seems to be Ubuntu's environment already, it may be useful for those who make INDI environment in the future.
(I might as well get it ..)
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Replied by HelgeMK on topic NanoPi M4

Quick question on NanoPi - where to buy, directly from friendlyarm? or is there any vendor that is reliably shipping to Europe? How about tax?

Btw: NanoPi looks fairly interesting, considering USB3 and RAM. Even more, it might allow using WiringPi lib - and thus running Astroberry-DIY drivers (there is a branch called tinkerboard, provided by Patrick, that allows usage of the wiringPi lib).

github.com/friendlyarm/WiringNP

Best, Helge
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Replied by T-Studio on topic NanoPi M4

Mr. HelgeMK

I advanced the purchase procedure, but the heat sink was out of stock, so I decided to wait.

Purchasing is possible from the link mentioned above.

However, as shipping fee and tariff seem to be added, the price will be much higher.
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Replied by colgs3b on topic NanoPi M4

The 4x USB3 is attractive to the users of newer USB3 cameras, but I wonder how much data the bus can really handle. With onboard WiFi, this might be an alternative to the Rock64.
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Replied by stash on topic NanoPi M4

As with all things it depends on the architecture and the quality of the components. It may list its "got it all" but its how does it perform.

Wifi especially seems to be the real problem with these devices (including RPI's) so that's not normally found out until you start using it.

Hope you will post a review when yours comes :-)

Perhaps these manufactures could support Indilib by sending a free sample to see how it performs - LOL
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Replied by PK on topic NanoPi M4

I like the four USB3 ports, as my NanoPc T4 has only one USB3, and two USB2 ports.
But the T4 comes with 4 GB RAM, plus 16 GB eMMC built in, and a PCIe*1: M.2 M-Key PCIe X4 socket for an Solid State HD.
Regardless, either machine would work great with KStars/EKOS. I turn on the power and have KStars on my T4 up and running and accessible with VNC in just 12 seconds (with Lubuntu. I am not sure how fast Ubuntu Mate would take).

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Replied by T-Studio on topic NanoPi M4

Mr. PK

Can I easily set WIFI as an access point in the OS used in T4?

In the lightweight Ubuntu flavor used for SBC, this function is often unusable, and it is difficult to set up if it can not be an access point from the OS through the GUI. . .
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Replied by HelgeMK on topic NanoPi M4

I was about to order the nanoPi M4 - one can chose between 2 and 4 GB RAM, the latter much more expensive. would 2 GB suffice already? compared to the RPi3, it is twice as much.

best, Helge
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Replied by PK on topic NanoPi M4

If you are looking at getting similar performance to a RPi, then get the 2 MB. If you want to improve the performance buy 4MB.
As with anything, you get what you pay for. I upgraded to the NanoPc to get better performance, and USB3, so yes, I paid more.
But having 4 MB RAM, plus 16MB eMMC flash memory, and the ability to add a large SSD drive was worth the cost to me.

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Replied by ElevatedG on topic Re:NanoPi M4

Will stellarmate OS run on this sbc?

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