Xiaomi has unveiled a new WiFi router at CES 2017. Mi Router HD is an AC2600 WiFi router that’s also use as a personal NAS with a “surveillance-class” hard drive with up to 8TB capacity.
Mi Router HD key features:
- SoC – Qualcomm IPQ8064 quad core network processor with a dual-core Qualcomm Krait CPU @ 1.4 GHz for control plane and applications, and a dual-core 730 MHz Network Subsystem (NSS) to accelerate packet processing.
- 4×4 multi-user 802.11ac MIMO router, supports up to 2600 Mbps transfer speeds
- 4 high-gain PCB array antennas
- Built-in surveillance-class hard drive of up to 8TB
- Automatically back up all your devices, supports Time Machine
- Automatically syncs with Dropbox
- Integrates with Sonos audio system
The router will launch this trimester in China with either 1TB hard drive for under $200, or an 8TB hard drive for under $500. It will very likely be sold through Aliexpress, GearBest, GeekBuying and other websites to the rest of the world once it is launched.
In other news, the company also introduced an ultra thin “4.9mm” TV, which will be much more difficult to get out of China due to shipping and other logistical issues…
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8 Replies to “Xiaomi Router HD AC2600 WiFi Router Comes with up to 8TB Storage”
I am not a NAS owner but those prices will seem high to UK owner of NAS. Just under £162 gbp for 1TB ?
Ha! At first I read (4 ) as “Built-in surveillance” and thought wow they’re being very upfront about it now 🙂
You’d need to compare the price to other 4×4 MIMO AC2600 routers. It’s not only a NAS.
Interesting device. Although with just 1 HDD option there is a big risk of losing data if backup isn’t set up.
Anyway, if one can buy the cheapest device and change the HDD afterwards would be good. Even better without paying for that 1TB at all.
Who knows if community members hack this device with some FOSS software 🙂
Those socs are known from phones like nexus 4 and bootloader is locked so no foss here (lede/openwrt)
While the names are pretty similar, IPQ8064 should be quite different from APQ8064 used in phones.
I think they just removed the adreno (ati) gpu core and added nss and rebrand the soc
It’s on GearBest without any drive for $126 -> http://www.gearbest.com/wireless-routers/pp_605932.html
They call it “Original Xiaomi Mi R3P 2600Mbps Wireless Router Pro”