CubieTruck Allwinner A20 Board Kit with Rugged Metal Case, 128 GB SSD and Battery

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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.

CubieTruck_Metal_CaseThe kit includes:

  • 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_Rear_Panel“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.

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onebir
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onebir

The SSD is compulsory? People might want to put a 1TB HDD into this for NAS applications…

(& are Kingspec SSDs reliable? idk)

manny
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manny

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?

Tired_
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@onebir
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.

onebir
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onebir

@Tired_ Good to know, seems to be a big brand in China & quite economical 🙂

Kenneth
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What is the use of the built-in battery?

lee
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@Kenneth
it’s for UPS

Frank
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Frank

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.

lee
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yes, It for UPS and data safety in server applications.

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[…] CubieTruck Metal Case is a kit comprised of CubieTruck (aka CubieBoard 3), a 128GB SSD, a 5,300 mAh battery, a power adapter, and various cables. In case you are not familiar with CubieTruck, it’s a development board by CubieTech, based on Allwinner A20 dual core ARM Cortex A7 processor with 2GB RAM, 8GB NAND flash, a SATA connector, HDMI & VGA outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB host ports, and a mini USB OTG port. CubieTech decided to sent me a kit, as it was featured on CNX Software, and today, I’ll show what’s exactly is inside the kit since the product description is not 100% clear. I’ve been told it’s pre-installed with Lubuntu, so in a separate post next week, I’ll try Linux, report on the SSD performance, and check the battery UPS function, and possibly life on a charge. […]