Raspberry Pi 2 vs Banana Pi vs x86 vs x64 unRAR PAR2 Benchmarks

raspberry-pi-2-vs-banana-pi-sata-benchmarksMy previous unRAR and PAR2 benchmarks only included ARM devices. Somebody on reddit requested additional data comparing the devices to more modern and powerful hardware. I have added an old 32-bit machine and a relatively modern 64-bit machine to the tests. Hopefully these tests help you decide if switching to a low powered ARM device and saving on electricity is right for you, it may … I'm curious

Raspberry Pi 2 vs Banana Pi ext4 vs NTFS vs exFAT

raspberry-pi-2-vs-banana-pi-sata-benchmarksMany users transfer media around their home using SAMBA shares or FTP. Data can be transferred from USB or SATA hard drives with file systems ext4, NTFS and exFAT. ext4 is a native Linux file system, whereas NTFS and exFAT are Microsoft file systems. Since NTFS and exFAT are foreign file systems, Linux systems require drivers to read and write to these foreign file systems. … I'm curious

Raspberry Pi 2 vs Banana Pi Pro unRAR PAR2 Benchmarks

raspberry-pi-2-vs-banana-pi-sata-benchmarksDownloading from usenet almost always require some post-processing. Repairing missing articles using PAR2 files requires a lot of CPU power while unpacking files requires a fast I/O system – think SATA being faster than USB in terms of input and output. I discussed this at great length with NZBGet’s developer hugbug who shares the same passion for the scientific method and data that I do … I'm curious

Raspberry Pi vs Pi 2 vs Banana Pi Usenet Benchmarks

raspberry-pi-2-vs-banana-pi-sata-benchmarksI have been curious about how well the Raspberry Pi, Pi 2 and Banana Pi perform at usenet downloading. I test 2 different usenet downloaders: NZBGet written in C++ and Sabnzbd written in python to see which performs better. This builds on my previous benchmark post Raspberry Pi 2 vs Banana Pi for throughput tests. These tests were made before using PAR2 multithreaded with Sabnzbd … I'm curious

Raspberry Pi vs Pi 2 vs Banana Pi Pro Benchmarks

raspberry-pi-2-vs-banana-pi-sata-benchmarksI finally got time to benchmark the Raspberry Pi, Pi 2 and Banana Pi Pro for media server tasks. It is similar to my last comprehensive benchmarks comparing the Raspberry Pi and Banana Pi. Despite not much changing besides the CPU and RAM in the Pi 2, many people insisted my old benchmarks were not relevant. In the interest of science I have conducted the … I'm curious

HummingBoard i1 vs Raspberry Pi Review and Benchmarks

hummingboard-200-properThe HummingBoard i1 is a Raspberry Pi clone with serious upgrades for NAS or media server usage created by Solid Run. It packs a 1 Ghz processor, 512 MB of DDR3 memory and a gigabit port which makes serving media files and other data around your home considerably faster. Here is my Hummingboard i1 media server and media center review as compared to the Raspberry … I'm curious

Raspberry vs Banana Pi Benchmarks – Do SATA and Gigabit Matter?

raspberry-pi-vs-banana-pi-sata-benchmarksI have created many guides for the Raspberry Pi as a media server, while the RPi mostly holds its own there are lags and freezes. I think people expect too much of the low-powered beast sometimes, after all it was created for learning programming and development – not media servers. I have looked for powerful Raspberry Pi alternatives, the Banana Pi got decent press so I chose to … I'm curious