How to attach external storage hard drive to Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK

Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK comes with 32GB micro SD card for file storage, this is not enough for many people, so they logically want to have bigger file storage.

A20-OLinuXino-LIME2 inside Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK has native fast SATA interface, but the software do not automatically recognize and attach SATA-HDD, so you have manually to set it up.

What you need is SATA-HDD and SATA-CABLE-SET or the complete BAY-HDD which also includes nice metal box for the disk.

What you need to do is to run Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK then to connect to it via SSH. To do this you need another computer connected on the same network. If this computer runs Linux you can do the connection by ssh command, if your computer is running Windows you can connect with Putty.

When you connect you should use the username and password which you created during the install process of Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK

Then to you should run as super user with the commands below and mount the disk:

$ sudo -s
# mkdir /mnt/data
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/data

At this point via the web interface of Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK you will see the hard disk as storage:

Last step is to add the hard disk to fstab so next time the board is reboot the hard disk is automatically mounted. You can see disk UUID with the blkid command, then to edit /etc/fstab file and add on the bottom the disk UUID as per this picture:

At this point everything is set.

ESP32-GATEWAY-EA metal box is extremly cute and will be for sale end of next week together with ESP32-EVB-EA metal box

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The new metal box for ESP32-GATEWAY-EA is ready and sent to painting together with ESP32-EVB-EA metal box, they will be ready next week and will be add to our stock.

ESP32-GATEWAY-EA revision with external antenna is in stock

ESP32-GATEWAY-EA

Our popular ESP32-GATEWAY board now have revision with external antenna ESP32-GATEWAY-EA. Metal enclosure is on the way too.

ESP32-EVB-EA Open Source Hardware IoT development board with ESP32-WROOM-32U and external antenna is in stock

ESP32-EVB-EA

Our popular ESP32-EVB now can be ordered with external antenna version: ESP32-EVB-EA.

What is next? Nice metal box, we already have first prototype:

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It’s not painted and looks not so good but once we run production it will look as good as BOX-LIME-BLACK:

BOX-LIME-BLACK-1

Box production is scheduled for end of September.

First prototypes of ESP32-EVB-EA are ready, this is new version of our popular ESP32-EVB with external antenna

ESP32-EVB-EA

ESP32-EVB is our popular board, which allow things to be connected to Ethernet or WiFi/BLE. Many customers use them in their products and always asked how to put ESP32-EVB in metal boxes, so far the internal antenna made this hard to achieve.

Now we made new version with ESP32-WROOM-32u and External antenna. First prototypes are ready and we now do testings. New metal box similar to BOX-LIME is designing now:

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Our goal is to have ESP32-EVB-EA with metal box enclosure by the end of August for sale.