HowTo setup A20-OLinuXino-MICRO RootFS on SATA and ownCloud


fromcologne posted on our forum interesting tutorial how to setup rootfs on SATA drive and to setup your own cloud service with A20-OLinuXino-MICRO.

Now you can keep all your work files, pictures, movies to your own Cloud storage service and have access to them via your phone, laptop, tablet etc devices.

Good work!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Balau
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 21:59:34

    Reblogged this on Freedom Embedded and commented:
    An application note to setup a very small file server at home, with an embedded ARM board and a SATA hard disk. I’m curious about how much (little) power this setup could consume using a 2.5″ SSD hard drive.


    • Rene
      Aug 20, 2014 @ 22:41:45

      With an ssd drive the typical power consumption still should be less than 3-4 Watts, given that the A20 is said to consume less than 2 Watts and an the power consumption of an ssd drive is typically less than 1 Watt (with some peaks of 2-3 Watts) (,3567-13.html) .
      I also have a setup like this, with a Samsung 120GB ssd. Uboot and kernel were built using the guides on and I got my rootfs directly from debian, and I also applied the uEnv.txt trick 2 weeks ago.
      Having the rootfs on ssd, at first the responsiveness hardly had improved. After upgrading to Debian “Jessie” it got much better but I still have to research how to further improve this.


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