Xiaomi introduced Mi Router HD, an AC2600 router with 1 or 8 TB HDD storage, at CES 2017. The exact same router now appears to be up for pre-order on GearBest for $127, but without any hard drive, which should allow you to use to own.
GearBest does not call it “Mi Router HD” but instead “Xiaomi Mi R3P”. The photos match the ones of the product unveiled at CES 2017, and the preliminary specifications can be derived from various sources:
- SoC – Qualcomm IPQ8064 quad core network processor
- System Memory – TBD
- Storage – Flash storage for firmware (TBD); SATA drive support
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi up to 2600 Mbps with 4 antennas
- 3x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, 1x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port
- Dimensions – 19 x 13 x 6.5 cm
- Weight – 1.030 kg
Just like other Xiaomi routers it can be configured with MiWiFi mobile app available in multiple languages. If the router has a web interface with more options, it might only be in Chinese however.
Xiaomi Mi Router HD is said to launch in China during the first trimester for just under $200 with a 1TB hard drive, and under $500 for an 8TB drive. Xiaomi said they will use “surveillance-class” hard drives, which may be more expensive, but the price on GearBest at under $130 without hard drive appears to be quite low, especially since oversea shipping is included. It’s also unclear how easy it would be to open the router to insert your own hard drive, and there’s no info at all about that on GearBest. Shipping is scheduled for February 8th, but it’s probably better to wait and see, as in the past people had to wait a long time for pre-orders that got delayed.
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