Cubietruck, aka Cubieboard 3, is a development board powered by AllWinner A20 dual core processor, with 2GB RAM, gigabit Ethernet, VGA and HDMI and more. There’s now a complete kit for demanding environment such as server, automotive, and industrial applications that including a rugged metal case, a 128GB SSD and a 5,300 mAh battery.
- Cubieboard3 (Cubietruck) development board with Allwinner A20 processor, 2GB RAM, HDMI & VGA video out, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi+Bluetooth, SATA interface, 2x USB 2.0 host, 1x micro USB, optical S/PDIF, IR receiver,
- 128GB SSD, model KingSpec C3000.6-M128 based on installation instructions.
- 5300mAh Li-battery
- Rugged metallic case for cubietruck
- Power cable, USB cable, USB OTG cable, and an optional power adapter with [email protected] output
“CubieTruck Metal Case” kit can be purchased for $169 on Seeedstudio, or 149 Euros exc. VAT on EmbeddedComputer.nl. Considering that individually CubieTruck board goes for $89 to $95. and KingSpec 128GB SSD about $70, the kit price looks very aggressive, almost too good to be true.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
The SSD is compulsory? People might want to put a 1TB HDD into this for NAS applications…
(& are Kingspec SSDs reliable? idk)
Nice. No need for an ups and stuff like that with that built-in battery.
How fast is the CPU?
What OSs you can install?
Cubieboard 3 supports Android, Linux -> http://cubieboard.org/download/
The CPU is not that fast, a dual core Cortex A7.
I’ve been using a KingSpec SSD in my Apple TV for over a year now. It’s no speed demon but it seems reliable enough.
@Tired_ Good to know, seems to be a big brand in China & quite economical 🙂
What is the use of the built-in battery?
I assume it’s acting as a UPS, although with that capacity it will last several hours.
it’s for UPS
I received it yesterday, comes with LXDE desktop by default in the 8Gb internal memory and it works fine. The secondary SSD hard disk comes unformatted. The built-in battery it’s for up.
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
yes, It for UPS and data safety in server applications.