Xiaomi MiWiFi 802.11ac NAS Powered by Broadcom BCM4709 SoC

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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onebir
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onebir

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

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

adem
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adem

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

adem
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why is there x2 ethernet ports

Johny007
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@Leonardo
My thoughts exactly. The Zyxel NSA310 has 256MB and it’s cheap and old!

adem
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adem

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

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