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== Target Hardware ==
 * Plug Computer 3.0
  * 2.0 Ghz ARMv5 CPU(Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
  * 512 MB Nand Flash
  * Integrated Marvell WiFi and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.
  * Replaceable 120 GB Internal 1.8 esata drive or 160 GB, 2.5 esata drive(depending on the Vendor). The 2.5 drive is most economical and replaceable without any additional tools.
  * Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
## NB!
## Please keep list vertically aligned to ease maintenance
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 * SheevaPlug/GuruPlug
  * 1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU(Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
  * 512 MB Nand Flash
  * Integrated Marvell WiFi and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.
  * Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
  * Some hardware revisions of the Guruplug had heat issues.
  
 * NSLU2
  * Discontinued?
 * [[http://www.fon.com/en/|Fonera 2.0n]]
  * Slow and very limited memory (64MB)
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/FitPC|FitPC]]
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 * [[http://www.pcengines.ch/alix|ALIX]] and [[http://soekris.com/|Soekris boards]]
 * Generic i386/amd64 PCs or any general purpose computer should also be to run the Freedombox OS, but they are not the primary targets
= Potential Hardware =

'''Devices appearing on this list are not necessarily supported, but are instead hardware we could support.''' See [[FreedomBox/Hardware#Supported_Hardware|Supported Hardware]] for the actually supported hardware.

Boxes matching or surpassing the !DreamPlug in price and core features (see also [[FreedomBox/HardwareRequirements|hardware requirements]]):

 * includes case
 * fanless (in normal rooms, also on very hot days)
 * $160/€120 or cheaper
 * min. ½GB ram (for 32bit operation - likely min. 1GB for 64bit)
 * min. 1GHz CPU (for ARMv5 CPUs - different for other CPUs)
 * uSD slot, easy accessible
 * ethernet (proper builtin or on daughterboard, not "toys" like USB-attached or ENC28J60)

||'''Name'''||'''Speed (GHz)'''||'''Debian arch'''||'''Ram (GB)'''||'''disk (GB)'''||'''USB (rev.)'''||'''SATA'''||'''Wifi'''||'''Ethernet speed'''||'''incl. case'''||'''[[OpenSourceHardware|OSHW]]'''||'''Price (USD)'''||
||APU.1D ||1x2||amd64 ||2||-||2|| (./) ||- ||1000x3|| (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.pcengines.ch/order1.php|134]]||
||APU.1D4 ||1x2||amd64 ||4||-||2|| (./) ||- ||1000x3|| (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.pcengines.ch/order1.php|155]]||
||Banana Pi Pro ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| (./) ||bgn||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[https://www.bananapi.com.au/shop/banana-pro-banana-pi-pro/|100]]||
||Banana Pi Router ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| (./) ||bgn||1000x5|| (./) || {X} ||[[https://www.bananapi.com.au/shop/banana-pi-router-board-bpi-r1/|155]]||
||!BeagleBone Black C ||1 ||armhf ||½||4||2|| - ||- ||100 || (./) || (./) ||[[https://www.adafruit.com/products/1876|65]]||
||Cubieboard ||1 ||armhf ||1||4||2|| (./) ||- ||100 ||( (./) )|| {X} ||[[http://store.r0ck.me/products/cubieboard-1gb|57]]||
||Cubieboard2 ||1x2||armhf ||1||4||2|| (./) ||- ||100 ||( (./) )|| {X} ||[[http://store.r0ck.me/products/cubieboard2|67]]||
||Cubieboard2-Dual ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| (./) ||- ||100 ||( (./) )|| {X} ||[[http://store.r0ck.me/products/cubieboard2-dual-mirco-sd-card-version|51]]||
||Cubieboard3 ||1x2||armhf ||2||8||2|| (./) ||bgn||1000||( (./) )|| {X} ||[[http://store.r0ck.me/products/cubietruck-2gb-ram-8gb-flash-with-wifi-bt|86]]||
||!CuBox i2 ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| - ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://solid-run.com/product/cubox-i2/|90]]||
||!CuBox i2 eX ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://solid-run.com/product/cubox-i2ex/|120]]||
||!CuBox i4Pro ||1x4||armhf ||2||-||2|| (./) ||bgn||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://solid-run.com/product/cubox-i4pro/|140]]||
||CuBoxTV 1GB ||1x4||armhf ||1||-||2|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://cuboxtv.com/product/cuboxtv/|100]]||
||CuBoxTV 2GB ||1x4||armhf ||2||-||2|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://cuboxtv.com/product/cuboxtv-2gb/|130]]||
||'''!DreamPlug''' ||1.2||armel ||½||2||2|| (./) ||bg ||1000x2|| (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-54-dreamplug-devkit.aspx|159]]||
||!HummingBoard Pro i1 ||1 ||armhf ||½||-||2|| - ||- ||100 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://solid-run.com/product/hummingboard-edge/|127]]||
||!HummingBoard Pro i2 ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| - ||- ||100 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://solid-run.com/product/hummingboard-edge/|144]]||
||!HummingBoard Pro i2eX ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://solid-run.com/product/hummingboard-edge/|158]]||
||Intel DE3815TYKHE ||1.4||amd64||+8||4||3|| (./) ||bgn||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.mini-box.com/NUC-Atom-processor-E3815-DE3815TYKH0E|159]]||
||ITEAD Core AW2041 ||1 ||armhf ||1||4||2|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[https://imall.itead.cc/development-platform/arm/itead-core-a20-kit.html|82]]||
||ITEAD Core AW2042 ||1x2||armhf ||2||4||2|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[https://imall.itead.cc/development-platform/arm/itead-core-a20-kit.html|97]]||
||!MinnowBoard MAX ||1.3x2||amd64 ||2||-||3|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://store.netgate.com/MinnowBoard-Max-C230.aspx|165]]||
||!MiraBox ||1 ||armhf ||1||1||3|| - ||bgn||1000x2|| (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-58-mirabox-development-kit.aspx|149]]||
||NanoPC-T1 ||1.5x4||armhf ||1||8||2|| - ||- ||100 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://nanopc.org/NanoPC-T1_Feature.html|78]]||
||ODroid C1+ ||1.5x4||armhf ||1||-||2|| - ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php|42]]||
||OLinuXino A10 LIME ||1 ||armhf ||½||-||2|| (./) ||- ||100 || (./) || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A10/|41]]||
||OLinuXino A20 LIME ||1x2||armhf ||½||-||2|| (./) ||- ||100 || (./) || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A20/|43]]||
||OLinuXino A20 LIME2 ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A20/|56]]||
||OLinuXino A20 MICRO ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| (./) ||- ||100 ||( (./) )|| (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A20/|69]]||
||pcDuino 3S ||1x2||armhf ||1||4||2|| - ||- ||100 || (./) || {X} ||[[https://store.linksprite.com/pcduino3s-a20-single-board-computer-no-power-supply-or-hdmi-cable/|89]]||
||Radxa Rock Lite ||1.6x4||armhf ||1||-||2|| - ||bgn||100 ||( (./) )|| (./) ||[[http://store.radxa.com/products/radxa-rock-lite|59]]||
||Radxa Rock Pro ||1.6x4||armhf ||2||8||2|| - ||bgn||100 || (./) || (./) ||[[http://store.radxa.com/products/radxa-rock-pro|99]]||
||Sheeva Plug ||1 ||armel ||½||½||2|| (./) ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-46-sheevaplug-dev-kit.aspx|99]]||
||Utilite Value ||1 ||armhf ||½||4||2|| - ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://utilite-computer.com/web/order-utilite-direct|134]]||
||Wandboard Solo ||1 ||armhf ||½||-||2|| - ||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/WBSOLO/1406-0001-ND|114]]||
||Wandboard Dual ||1x2||armhf ||1||-||2|| - ||bgn||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/WBDUAL/1406-0004-ND|132]]||
||Wandboard Quad ||1x4||armhf ||2||-||2|| (./) ||bgn||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/WBQUAD/1406-0005-ND|162]]||

Legend:
 . + at RAM size indicates replaceable option.
 . {OK} Case not included but is offered separately from same vendor.
 . ( (./) ) Case for developers w/ holes for add-on boards / ribbon cables

== Promising ==

Upcoming devices looking promising, but not yet available for general sale.

  * [[http://rhombus-tech.net/|EOMA68]]
  * [[http://radxa.com/Rock2|Radxa Rock2 Full (with dual ethernet)]]

== Unsuitable ==

  * [[http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php|Odroid before U3 models]]: Too powerful (requires noisy fan or too expensive to ship heatsink)
  * [[RaspberryPi|Raspberry Pi]]: Requires non-free blob to boot (and pretty weak when using Debian - Raspbian is not Debian)

Devices too expensive not listed here (that'd be a looong list).

== Related resources ==

See [[http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Hardware/Processors|libreplanet processor review]] for list of processors, pricing (where found), features including Treacherous-capability, FSF Hardware Endorsement Criteria capability etc.

Some benchmark comparison between different processor famillies, which might help in deciding which platform would best fit the requirements can be found [[http://vanshardware.com/2010/08/mirror-the-coming-war-arm-versus-x86/|here]]

Hardware list from the !PlugApps project [[http://www.plugapps.com/index.php5/Portal:Hardware|here]]. Good overview of differences in !SheevaPlug-class devices.


<<Include(FreedomBox/Portal)>>

----
CategoryFreedomBox CategoryHardware

Potential Hardware

Devices appearing on this list are not necessarily supported, but are instead hardware we could support. See Supported Hardware for the actually supported hardware.

Boxes matching or surpassing the DreamPlug in price and core features (see also hardware requirements):

  • includes case
  • fanless (in normal rooms, also on very hot days)
  • $160/€120 or cheaper
  • min. ½GB ram (for 32bit operation - likely min. 1GB for 64bit)
  • min. 1GHz CPU (for ARMv5 CPUs - different for other CPUs)
  • uSD slot, easy accessible
  • ethernet (proper builtin or on daughterboard, not "toys" like USB-attached or ENC28J60)

Name

Speed (GHz)

Debian arch

Ram (GB)

disk (GB)

USB (rev.)

SATA

Wifi

Ethernet speed

incl. case

OSHW

Price (USD)

APU.1D

1x2

amd64

2

-

2

(./)

-

1000x3

(./)

{X}

134

APU.1D4

1x2

amd64

4

-

2

(./)

-

1000x3

(./)

{X}

155

Banana Pi Pro

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

(./)

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

100

Banana Pi Router

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

(./)

bgn

1000x5

(./)

{X}

155

BeagleBone Black C

1

armhf

½

4

2

-

-

100

(./)

(./)

65

Cubieboard

1

armhf

1

4

2

(./)

-

100

( (./) )

{X}

57

Cubieboard2

1x2

armhf

1

4

2

(./)

-

100

( (./) )

{X}

67

Cubieboard2-Dual

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

(./)

-

100

( (./) )

{X}

51

Cubieboard3

1x2

armhf

2

8

2

(./)

bgn

1000

( (./) )

{X}

86

CuBox i2

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

90

CuBox i2 eX

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

120

CuBox i4Pro

1x4

armhf

2

-

2

(./)

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

140

CuBoxTV 1GB

1x4

armhf

1

-

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

100

CuBoxTV 2GB

1x4

armhf

2

-

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

130

DreamPlug

1.2

armel

½

2

2

(./)

bg

1000x2

(./)

{X}

159

HummingBoard Pro i1

1

armhf

½

-

2

-

-

100

(./)

{X}

127

HummingBoard Pro i2

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

-

-

100

(./)

{X}

144

HummingBoard Pro i2eX

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

158

Intel DE3815TYKHE

1.4

amd64

+8

4

3

(./)

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

159

ITEAD Core AW2041

1

armhf

1

4

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

82

ITEAD Core AW2042

1x2

armhf

2

4

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

97

MinnowBoard MAX

1.3x2

amd64

2

-

3

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

165

MiraBox

1

armhf

1

1

3

-

bgn

1000x2

(./)

{X}

149

NanoPC-T1

1.5x4

armhf

1

8

2

-

-

100

(./)

{X}

78

ODroid C1+

1.5x4

armhf

1

-

2

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

42

OLinuXino A10 LIME

1

armhf

½

-

2

(./)

-

100

(./)

(./)

41

OLinuXino A20 LIME

1x2

armhf

½

-

2

(./)

-

100

(./)

(./)

43

OLinuXino A20 LIME2

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

(./)

56

OLinuXino A20 MICRO

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

(./)

-

100

( (./) )

(./)

69

pcDuino 3S

1x2

armhf

1

4

2

-

-

100

(./)

{X}

89

Radxa Rock Lite

1.6x4

armhf

1

-

2

-

bgn

100

( (./) )

(./)

59

Radxa Rock Pro

1.6x4

armhf

2

8

2

-

bgn

100

(./)

(./)

99

Sheeva Plug

1

armel

½

½

2

(./)

-

1000

(./)

{X}

99

Utilite Value

1

armhf

½

4

2

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

134

Wandboard Solo

1

armhf

½

-

2

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

114

Wandboard Dual

1x2

armhf

1

-

2

-

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

132

Wandboard Quad

1x4

armhf

2

-

2

(./)

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

162

Legend:

  • + at RAM size indicates replaceable option.
  • {OK} Case not included but is offered separately from same vendor.

  • ( (./) ) Case for developers w/ holes for add-on boards / ribbon cables

Promising

Upcoming devices looking promising, but not yet available for general sale.

Unsuitable

  • Odroid before U3 models: Too powerful (requires noisy fan or too expensive to ship heatsink)

  • Raspberry Pi: Requires non-free blob to boot (and pretty weak when using Debian - Raspbian is not Debian)

Devices too expensive not listed here (that'd be a looong list).

See libreplanet processor review for list of processors, pricing (where found), features including Treacherous-capability, FSF Hardware Endorsement Criteria capability etc.

Some benchmark comparison between different processor famillies, which might help in deciding which platform would best fit the requirements can be found here

Hardware list from the PlugApps project here. Good overview of differences in SheevaPlug-class devices.


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