Giveaway Week – NanoPi NEO NAS Kit with NEO 2 Board

Time has come to organize another giveaway week. I used to mainly give away TV boxes, but due to recent regulations that will not be possible anymore, and instead this giveaway week will include Linux and IoT development boards, and other accessories. I’ll start with NanoPi NEO NAS Kit v1.2.

NanoPi NEO NAS Kit v1.2 is a low cost kit NanoPi NEO or NEO 2 board that takes a 2.5″ hard drive. I’ve tested it with NanoPi NEO 2 board and OpenMediaVault, and found to perform optimally for this type of device (USB 2.0 to SATA), with SAMBA reads & writes achieving 40 MB/s.

Read and Write Speeds in MB/s

The hardware given away includes the NAS Kit v1.2 and a NanoPi NEO 2 board. You’ll just need to add a micro SD card with the OMV image, a hard drive, and a 12V/2A (or greater) power supply.

To enter the draw simply leave a comment below. Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10am (Bangkok time) every day. Comments will be closed after 48 hours.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org, and announced in the comments section of each giveaway.
  • I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner.
  • Shipping
    • $14 for registered airmail small packet for oversea shipping payable via Paypal within 48 hours once the contest (for a given product) is complete.
    • If Paypal is not available in your country, you can still play, and I’ll cover the cost of sending the parcel by Sea and Land (SAL) without registration if you win.
  • I’ll post all 7 prizes at the same time, around the 8th of November
  • I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this giveaway week, I’ll draw another person.

Good luck!

If you don’t end up winning, but are still interested in the solution, you can purchase the kit with NanoPi NEO 2 for $28.98 plus shipping on FriendlyARM website.

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nachoCDN
nachoCDN
3 years ago

love your blog and content. i especially love the heads up on reasonably priced esp8266 and esp32 developments boards.. jumped on a couple deals in the past and lucked out! the Geekcreit ESP32 Development Board from early sept was an excellent deal.. should have ordered more than two boards since the price has doubled since then!! anyway thanks for all your great work!!!

JotaMG
JotaMG
3 years ago

” but due to recent regulations that will not be possible anymore”

–> what “recent regulations” ??

(in case i win, you can give it to another reader – for instance tkaiser will put it to better use)

Mars
Mars
3 years ago

Big fan of your blog!

Marco Martinez
3 years ago

Awesome website, I admire the work and it is now the core of all my projects. Love from Mexico

memeka
memeka
3 years ago

cool

pug_ster
pug_ster
3 years ago

Hope I win.

Tumpang L.
Tumpang L.
3 years ago

i win 🙂

François-Denis Gonthier
François-Denis Gonthier
3 years ago

Let’s try!

James Hutchinson
3 years ago

cnx-software is weekly, if not daily, reading. Many thanks for the great reporting.

explora26
3 years ago

I want it

Tomas Schertel
Tomas Schertel
3 years ago

I wanna win this 🙂

PSz
PSz
3 years ago

I want it

YKH
YKH
3 years ago

Cool 🙂

kc
kc
3 years ago

sure why not, dont have it yet

Rahul
Rahul
3 years ago

Great website with great content.

alevan
alevan
3 years ago

Good luck, everyone!

Ahmet ERGAN
3 years ago

Let’s try!

TH
TH
3 years ago

Here i come…….

Mauro
Mauro
3 years ago

Amazing!!

Gabriel
Gabriel
3 years ago

Seems to be a good moment to give you some feedback 🙂

Thank you for doing this, I have not looked back once since I added this site to my RSS reader. I concur with the above commenter that the news about cheap esp32 or similar boards are my favourite.

As for things to improve, or at least something I prefer to see more about is reviews or tests. The one thing I always wonder about for these cheap boards is documentation / support.

Keep up the good work!

Ray
Ray
3 years ago

This looks pretty cool, would love to win it!

Alberto
Alberto
3 years ago

Thank you!!

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
3 years ago

oh yes

Sencer Salbas
Sencer Salbas
3 years ago

Great giveaway, thanks.

Gung Sukma
Gung Sukma
3 years ago

week

Piper
Piper
3 years ago

A nice kit for a inexpensive NAS.

Andrey S
Andrey S
3 years ago

Let’s go

manuti
3 years ago

Whoa!
Big fan of your blog and the good comments!

Nitin B
Nitin B
3 years ago

Count me in!

Ptheven
Ptheven
3 years ago

Woo Boy, I love small ARM SBCs !

Zinc Whiskers
Zinc Whiskers
3 years ago

I’m in!

MasterControl90
3 years ago

Ohoh I’m really interested in this kit, my last DIY Nas machine is currently at my parents home because I didn’t want to take away from them the convenience of it, especially because of DLNA

Mikee
Mikee
3 years ago

Let’s try luck!

Syphos
Syphos
3 years ago

Thanks for the invite. Love the site, been reading for a few years.

Luka
Luka
3 years ago

I’m in!

maurer
maurer
3 years ago

i want in !

zmlopez
zmlopez
3 years ago

Hi.

What recent regulations?
Please let us know.

I’m in.

Lifelion
Lifelion
3 years ago

Thanks. With CNXSoft, it is xmas everyday!

Marko
Marko
3 years ago

Let the dice roll on my favour 🙂

kw
kw
3 years ago

Try my luck!

FransM
FransM
3 years ago

Thanks, this is quite a nice device; if it were not for the heavy shipping costs I would already have purchased one (shipping to NL is usd 20 with china post, usd 19 with DHL)

IgorKh
IgorKh
3 years ago

I’m in!

Dim
Dim
3 years ago

It looks interesting

Edgaras
3 years ago

I am in

Roman
Roman
3 years ago

I’ll take this oppportunity to thank you for all the valuable, unique and reliable content here! Really hard to find all three in one place these days. I have to switch to Tor proxy every day just to read this website. Don’t know why it is blocked in Kazakhstan, maybe it was cohosted with some nasty content, maybe just an error.

Enrico Tolotto
Enrico Tolotto
3 years ago

Let’s try

arprip
3 years ago

Choose me.

Ramin Sangesari
Ramin Sangesari
3 years ago

Amazing.

suwandi teow
suwandi teow
3 years ago

i’m in

Abbadon
Abbadon
3 years ago

count me in

rod
rod
3 years ago

i’m in

RomainR
RomainR
3 years ago

Let’s try! Thx 🙂

Dimtass
Dimtass
3 years ago

Still the old banana pi is faster as it has a native sata interface and a gigabit Ethernet. I have setup one as a NAS AND I get ~50MB/sec and its average uptime is ~300 days the last 4+5 years.

opk
opk
3 years ago

count me in.

Rob Hart
Rob Hart
3 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity!

animtakhnet
animtakhnet
3 years ago

Yey, free stuff!

MichalB
MichalB
3 years ago

I started reading this site some time ago. Now I see that it’s not only great content but nice giveaway too. Count me in 🙂

Jean-Paul Wissink
Jean-Paul Wissink
3 years ago

This kit has been on my list of wanna-haves ever since the review was posted on this site:-) Count me in and let’s hope i win. Another great giveaway!

Manuel Jung
Manuel Jung
3 years ago

I would love to try the NAS box.

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

FriendlyElec does a great job with their boards and documentation, so this giveaway beats any tv box for me already. I’ve been reading your articles for almost a year, didn’t know that you’d do giveaways.

I have two or the first gen NanoPi Neo, but the GbE here with a decent SATA port looks awesome.

Topper
3 years ago

Count me in, I’m a daly fan of your site 😉

anne
anne
3 years ago

\o/

dm1try
dm1try
3 years ago

Let’s try, i’m in.
And, by the way, thank you for your blog.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

Yeah I like giveaways 🙂

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
3 years ago

Nice giveaway and excellent kit for the price 😀 (ie shipping costs).

catalin toda
catalin toda
3 years ago

Random comment

hoothoot
hoothoot
3 years ago

Let’s See

Enrico Tolotto
Enrico Tolotto
3 years ago

I’m in

bkader
bkader
3 years ago

Thanks!

Kubo
Kubo
3 years ago

Thank you

Marek
Marek
3 years ago

Money for nothing and boards for free?

skmov
skmov
3 years ago

Count me in!

q-bert
q-bert
3 years ago

Found your website and Armbian a few months ago. Very helpful for learning SBC and IoT!
Wouldn’t mind to try a few things with this NAS kit.

kad
kad
3 years ago

me ^^

kkdk
kkdk
3 years ago

Your blog itself is great, i’m reading it everyday. Btw. Comments here are also always interesting.
And this giveaway is worth to try. 🙂

Guido Lehwalder
Guido Lehwalder
3 years ago

I got such a Neo2 NAS, but the front right USB port will only work with the FriendlyARM Rom and not with Armbian.
But the rest works fine with Armbian 🙂

Clem
Clem
3 years ago

Oh yeah !

Daniel W
Daniel W
3 years ago

Yes please!

Eng Hwa Heng @ Mahmod
Eng Hwa Heng @ Mahmod
3 years ago

I want one

Tarwin
Tarwin
3 years ago

Here’s hoping

VP
VP
3 years ago

I’m in!

stu
stu
3 years ago

Count me in!

Gianluca
Gianluca
3 years ago

Been checking your website for years 1st thing in the morning. It’s great Thanks

Freire
Freire
3 years ago

I’m in!

pingi
pingi
3 years ago

yes!

Plucker
Plucker
3 years ago

I’m in too.

kroby
kroby
3 years ago

I want it

Josef
Josef
3 years ago

Perfect 🙂

Ruben Mndz
Ruben Mndz
3 years ago

Count me in! Thanks!

Adi
Adi
3 years ago

Here goes nothin’!

Leonardo
3 years ago

Thank you for this giveaway.

acml
acml
3 years ago

Count me in! Thanks!

Bart Theeuwes
Bart Theeuwes
3 years ago

me me me, and me too!

@lex
@lex
3 years ago

Ok, will be in good hands here…

Marco Pavone
Marco Pavone
3 years ago

I’m in

Arete
Arete
3 years ago

The best

Jakub Šimo
Jakub Šimo
3 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway and great content! 🙂

CampGareth
CampGareth
3 years ago

Sure I’ll throw my hat in the ring

roel
roel
3 years ago

I already wanted to buy one, but shipping cost was to expensive. Maybe I have better luck now, or it just wasn’t meant to be.

kkarpowi
kkarpowi
3 years ago

I would like to have one 🙂

Sebastien
Sebastien
3 years ago

I’m also in 😉

Imre
Imre
3 years ago

Great stuff!

-
-
3 years ago

woot?

Wenle Z
Wenle Z
3 years ago

I read, I win?

Andrea
Andrea
3 years ago

Great

Nobody of Import
Nobody of Import
3 years ago

Well, I’ve been wanting to play with some of these classes of devices. I’m in

Mike M
Mike M
3 years ago

Pretty sure I have a linux board addiction… I’ve been wanting to check out one of these for a while. Thanks!

matija
3 years ago

I’d love to have one 🙂

great site btw, my goto for all things sbc

Ray Knight
Ray Knight
3 years ago

Trying my luck!

Aderito Neves
Aderito Neves
3 years ago

Hope to win

Walter
Walter
3 years ago

I’m in.

Kleer Kut
Kleer Kut
3 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway!

Karel
Karel
3 years ago

I’m in!

Max Myers
Max Myers
3 years ago

I read your blog all the time and follow on FB.

Lubitch
3 years ago

Me tooooooo….. 🙂

Tim B.
Tim B.
3 years ago

Excited! Hope I win!

Ohmohm
3 years ago

Merci

haze
haze
3 years ago

Here I am

Ian Charles
Ian Charles
3 years ago

This is one ive been interested in, but never got round to picking up

Jim st
Jim st
3 years ago

I’d like it

JasonP
JasonP
3 years ago

Thx

Gabor Hidvegi
Gabor Hidvegi
3 years ago

I’d like to participate.

Carlos
Carlos
3 years ago

Good site!!! I would like to have one. Thanks

stormrev
stormrev
3 years ago

Another NAS cannot harm..

rock hopper
rock hopper
3 years ago

THX for all the work keeping up with the deluge of boards (wry smile).
Wish I couhd trade useless rpi3 vid/cam ports for sata2/3 ports.
Oh so close to dream micro boards. But RPI3 with Gentoo linux
is the best so far. Have an ASUS tinker board but the main thrust
for armbian seems the video not the gpio ports. Backwards from
what I hoped lol.

Jeroen
3 years ago

Rolles the dice!

steom
steom
3 years ago

Let’s try!

lampra
lampra
3 years ago

I’m in!!!

STAR
STAR
3 years ago

Try.

Sander
Sander
3 years ago

Guido Lehwalder :
I got such a Neo2 NAS, but the front right USB port will only work with the FriendlyARM Rom and not with Armbian.
But the rest works fine with Armbian

On the Armbian forum there are two threads about a non-functioning USB port … So … same, same?

Carlos
Carlos
3 years ago

Count me in 🙂

Hap Hapablap
Hap Hapablap
3 years ago

Pick me!!!

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
3 years ago

I’m in 😉

Blake
Blake
3 years ago

Would love to win, I never win anything!

Garrett Goss
3 years ago

Your newsletter is one of the few that I always look forward to. Thanks for the great content.

Mike Schinkel
3 years ago

Pick me instead!!! 🙂

Jimmy Pedersen
Jimmy Pedersen
3 years ago

Let’s do this! 😉

Venet
Venet
3 years ago

Thanks cnx-software!

Carl Adams
3 years ago

Your newsletter is by far the most interesting and informative of any that I’ve received. Keep up the good work!

Spyking
Spyking
3 years ago

Tossing my name into the hat as well! 🙂

Tdj75
Tdj75
3 years ago

SELECT me FROM list!

Alexandros K.
Alexandros K.
3 years ago

Want to have it.

PuceBaboon
3 years ago

Best wishes from Japan!

Chinchiu
Chinchiu
3 years ago

I’m in!

1one
1one
3 years ago

I love cnx-software.com

Michal
Michal
3 years ago

Pretty please 🙂

Ron
Ron
3 years ago

Want one!

hoangdinh86
hoangdinh86
3 years ago

Thank you !!!

Laffite Antunes
Laffite Antunes
3 years ago

cnx-software is my daily reading, thank you!

Sandiep
3 years ago

Here I am…!!!

Doru
Doru
3 years ago

Thanks!

Toni
Toni
3 years ago

Interesting 🙂
Good luck all

Jerry
Jerry
3 years ago

Hope I will win it 🙂

Oehoeboeroe
Oehoeboeroe
3 years ago

I’ll give it a try!

JotaN
JotaN
3 years ago

I’m in!! Keep the good work, I visit your page on a daily basis and I find it great.

Yann
Yann
3 years ago

Me too

david
david
3 years ago

cool blog

mbee
mbee
3 years ago

epic blog! Thanks for all your work and good writeups!

G.T.
G.T.
3 years ago

Following the site for years but this is the first time I comment. I hope I win:)

KopiJahe
KopiJahe
3 years ago

So, cnx, I don’t have a paypal. If (that’s a really big if there) I win, can I pay you via other means? Like for example doku or western union?

lademan
lademan
3 years ago

Just what I need for off site backup 🙂

Ashar Fathony
Ashar Fathony
3 years ago

I hope I win.
I could use it as NAS on my LAN.

Florian
Florian
3 years ago

that would be nice

Wenle Z
Wenle Z
3 years ago

Good luck!

Khamul56
Khamul56
3 years ago

Thank you for great blog site.

And good luck everyone in the giveaways.

renw0rp
renw0rp
3 years ago

cheers!

Varghese
Varghese
3 years ago

woow .. I am in..

lexi8821
lexi8821
3 years ago

Count me in! 🙂

Solmis
Solmis
3 years ago

I doubt it but hey

Dante
3 years ago

The best giveaway!

Altair
Altair
3 years ago

Trying my luck with this one too, thanks!

Dante Basso
Dante Basso
3 years ago

Good luck to everyone!

Cesar
Cesar
3 years ago

Great, great giveaway!

iSiDoRoS
iSiDoRoS
3 years ago

Perfect!

victor
victor
3 years ago

Nyaka-nyaka (as fingerprint)

Ben
Ben
3 years ago

Hi!

Dimitris C
Dimitris C
3 years ago

Good luck everyone!

omadeira
omadeira
3 years ago

Bazinga!

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