m3troidman
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Raspberry pi Zero Nas speed

Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:39 am

i searched the forum for the relating information but fount it lacking in a sense
i have a rpi 2 b setup as a nas, it suits fine for the speed i need (11mbs) but i recently ordered a zero for another project, how ever this project made me realize i could free up my existing rpi if i get the zero to match the same speed or close to it
i have the needed peripherals for the zero project already including a wifi dongle (powered usb hub etc) but i know this only gives speed of 2-3mbs i how ever have a usb ethernet connector which i am to test. but as i am awaiting my rpi zero i came to wonder wether someone has already tried this and could report a close estimate of the speeds achieved, the only thing close to the rpi zero speeds that gave some insight was a forum post containing these 2 links
(http://www.pidramble.com/wiki/benchmarks/networking
(https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blogs/jeff ... networking)

how ever these do not contain information on the zero board over usb ethernet

thank you for you for any insight and excuse my grammar as english is not my main language

small edit, i am currently using omv on my rpi 2b for nas, any suggestions towards better compability or speed differences are also appreciated.

itsmedoofer
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Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:43 am

Re: Raspberry pi Zero Nas speed

Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 pm

Hi,

I cant comment on NAS speed, however I was using a ZeroW to run a VPN, the speeds weren't great, things did improve if I over-clocked the heck out of it, even then I don't think I hit 10Mbit, they were better than 2-3 though..

I think the issue you are seeing is that everything is essentially connected to one USB port, not too sure if there is much that can be done there..

For reference these were my overclock settings...

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arm_freq=1100
gpu_freq=500
core_freq=500
sdram_freq=500
sdram_schmoo=0x02000020
over_voltage=6 
sdram_over_voltage=2

m3troidman
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:21 pm

Re: Raspberry pi Zero Nas speed

Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:25 am

itsmedoofer wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Hi,

I cant comment on NAS speed, however I was using a ZeroW to run a VPN, the speeds weren't great, things did improve if I over-clocked the heck out of it, even then I don't think I hit 10Mbit, they were better than 2-3 though..

I think the issue you are seeing is that everything is essentially connected to one USB port, not too sure if there is much that can be done there..

For reference these were my overclock settings...

Code: Select all

arm_freq=1100
gpu_freq=500
core_freq=500
sdram_freq=500
sdram_schmoo=0x02000020
over_voltage=6 
sdram_over_voltage=2
were you connected over wifi or wired ethernet over the usb, bus i wouldnt imagine the wired connection taking much of a hit considering the rpi 2 runs trough the same bus for ethernet and usb (using it as a point of reference due to owning one for comparison) i am still waiting on my zero to come trough the mail to do reference testing and will report for future reference when i get it sorted out

itsmedoofer
Posts: 286
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:43 am

Re: Raspberry pi Zero Nas speed

Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:49 pm

Hi,

I was running over Wifi, the limiting factor with the ZeroW was the CPU usage, you may not experience this if you have no encryption on your NAS.

My VPN now runs on a Pi2 over Wifi, with that I easily see 20mbps, I am now limited by WiFi and Internet speeds....

Regards,

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