The Raspberry_Pi is a great little board at an amazing little price. But as mentioned yesterday, it’s not very fast as a server. I suspect that a lot of it has to do with the SD card interface and the SD card itself, so I started looking around for alternatives.
And boy, there sure are lots of ‘em – still well below €100. I’ll single out one system, the Odroid U2 – knowing full well that there must be over a dozen others out there:
It’s smaller than a Raspberry Pi, but it comes mounted on a “big” (6x6x6 cm) heat sink.
The specs are pretty impressive:
And the board is neat – the result of a huge mobile phone market driving size down:
Could this be used as central web / file / home automation server?