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Xiaomi MiWiFi 802.11ac NAS Powered by Broadcom BCM4709 SoC

December 16th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last month, Xiaomi teased the public with pictures of a new device, but gave very few details. The company have now provided further details, and the box shown below turns out to be an 802.11 NAS (Network Access Storage) powered by Broadcom BCM4709 dual core Cortex A9 Wi-Fi 802.11ac SoC.

MiWiFi_NASXiaomi provided the following technical specifications for MiWiFi NAS:

  • SoC – Broadcom BCM4709 dual-core Cortex A9 processor @ 1 GHz
  • System Memory – 256MB DDR3
  • Storage – SATA interface with 1TB Hard drive
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
    • Dual band WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
    • NFC (at the top of the device)
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port
  • Misc – Fan for cooling

The company will launch a sale for Beta units on the 19th of December, for the Chinese market only, and the NAS will come disassembled in a wooden case with a TB harddrive, a power supply, cables, and the tools to put all pieces together. It will also include a membership card to access a movie download service.

MiWiFi_Suitcase

The SATA drive is inserted via the bottom side of the NAS, and the top features an NFC chip to communicate with a your smartphone. I understand (via Google Translate) that the NAS will be somewhat customizable, as you’ll be able to develop and install your own plugins, an smartphone app is available for management, and you’ll also be able to use it as an home automation platform to control your lights, aircon, TV, etc… It also appear the router features a technology, not involving beer cans, to direct the beam to extend Wi-Fi range. You can find details on miwifi.com (Chinese).

Retail availability and pricing is not available at this time, and the device may never officially be sold outside China, excluding of course, via sites like Aliexpress.

Via AndroidPC.es

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  1. onebir
    December 16th, 2013 at 20:56 | #1

    Comes disassembled in a wooden case??? WTF is wrong with them?

  2. December 17th, 2013 at 00:58 | #2

    That wooden case is nice but dual core, only 256MB RAM… Slow but beautiful.

  3. adem
    December 17th, 2013 at 10:03 | #3

    I wonder what os its using can I use it as a torrent uploaded will it support dlna if so and the price tag less then $150 then all is good

  4. December 17th, 2013 at 10:54 | #4

    @onebir
    Maybe it’s only for the 500 beta units – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HugoBarra/posts/3UYKNdwCLjt

    @adem
    It’s most probably running Linux. If the box does not support DLNA / Bittorrent out of the box, I’d assume it would be possible to add these via plugins.

  5. adem
    December 17th, 2013 at 19:32 | #5

    why is there x2 ethernet ports

  6. December 17th, 2013 at 21:50 | #6

    @adem
    It’s also a router, so maybe they expect you to connect it to the back of your (ADSL) modem, as well as an Ethernet hub.

  7. Johny007
    December 17th, 2013 at 22:22 | #7

    @Leonardo
    My thoughts exactly. The Zyxel NSA310 has 256MB and it’s cheap and old!

  8. adem
    December 18th, 2013 at 06:47 | #8

    i don’t know my readynass duo v2 has similar specs and it does everything i want it to do i use it as a torrent uploaded and using my phone,tablet,android tv box or mk908 i can watch or listen to any video or audio content i want

    Marvell ARM CPU
    256MB DDR3 SODIMM
    Two (2) Serial ATA II channels
    Hot swappable trays
    One (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
    Two (2) USB 3.0 ports in back
    One (1) USB 2.0 port in front
    Embedded 128 MB Flash Memory for OS
    Kensington Lock security hole
    Software controlled 80 mm chassis cooling fan
    Dimension (H x W x D): 101 x 142 x 220 mm (3.98 x 5.59 x 8.66 in)
    Weight: 2.07 kg (4.56 lb), without hard disks
    Electrical
    60W External AC power supply
    Input: 100-240V AC~ 50-60Hz 5A(Max)
    Power Consumption
    34W typical with 2 x 2TB disks
    32W idle, 19W with disk spin-down
    Environmental Compliance
    0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
    20% to 80% Humidity (non-condensing)
    FCC, UL, CE, RoHS, C-tick, VCCI, CCC, KCC compliance
    Available Configurations
    Diskless
    Populated with 1 x 1TB or 2 x 1TB
    Software Specifications
    Operating Systems Supported
    Microsoft Windows 7
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP Home or Pro (SP1 or SP2)
    Windows 2000 (SP4)
    Macintosh OS X
    Linux, UNIX, Solaris
    Web Browsers Supported
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0+
    Netscape Navigator 7.0+
    Safari 2.0+
    Mozilla Firefox 2.0+
    Opera 9.5+
    General
    Setup Wizard and easy browser-based interface
    Power-on schedule
    Volumes
    NETGEAR Auto-Expandable X-RAID2
    RAID levels 0, 1, and JBOD
    Hot swap support
    Journaled file system
    Network File Services
    CIFS/SMB for Microsoft Windows
    AFP 3.2 for Macintosh OS 9 and OS X
    NFS for linux and unix
    FTP for standards based file transfer
    rSync for data replication
    HTTP/HTTPS for browser based file access
    Media Streaming
    DLNA Compatible (Certification in process):
    NETGEAR® Digital Entertainers
    Network DVD/Blu-ray players
    Sony® PlayStation® 3 and Microsoft® Xbox 360®
    TiVo® DVRs
    Skifta™ clients
    SONOS Digital Music Center
    Network Security
    User authentication
    Windows ACL
    Encrypted network logins
    Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
    Microsoft Active Directory
    Network Options
    DHCP or static IP
    NTP
    System Management
    Performance options
    Device status
    Email alerts and event logs
    Optional SSH shell access
    Add-on expandability
    Backup
    Optional ReadyNAS Vault Cloud Backup
    Integrated Backup Manager
    Programmable backup button
    Backup to/from CIFS, AFP, rSYNC, NFS
    Backup to/from USB disks
    Bundled Memeo Backup Premium for ReadyNAS backup software (with CDP and Versioning support)
    USB Device Support
    USB HDD and flash drives
    UPS monitoring and auto shutdown
    Power-saving Options
    Disk spin-down
    Power-on schedule
    Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
    Languages
    File Name: Unicode
    Management UI:
    English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
    Thermal
    Fan failure alert
    High temperature email alert with auto-shutdown option
    Packaging
    Package Contents
    ReadyNAS Duo v2
    Two (2) hard disk trays
    Quick installation guide
    Warranty card
    Power cable
    Ethernet cable
    ReadyNAS Installation CD
    ReadyNAS RAIDar Discovery Utility
    Memeo Backup Premium for ReadyNAS
    Warranty
    3 years, limited

  1. December 17th, 2013 at 06:06 | #1