Kobol Helios64 RK3399K SBC & 5-Bay NAS Pre-Orders to Start Next Week

We covered Rockchip RK3399K processor a few months ago, as a version of RK3399 processor qualified to run at 2.0 GHz, or supporting a wider-temperature range (-20 to +85°C) at 1.8 GHz.

We found out about the new processor, as Kobol was working on a Helios64 SBC designed for NAS that featured RK3399K SoC. At the time, we just had a drawing of the board and some specifications, but now the company has announced pre-orders for the board and a complete 5-bay NAS kit will start next week and the actual shipping start in March.

Kobol Helios64 SBC

Kobol Helios64 RK3399K SBC
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Specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3399K hexa-core processor with 2x Arm Cortex-A72 cores @ 2.0 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 cores @ 1.6 GHz
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC 5.1 flash, 5x SATA 3.0, 1x M.2 SATA slot shared with one SATA 3.0 port, MicroSD port
  • Connectivity – 1x 2.5GbE port, 1x Gigabit Ethernet port
  • USB – 3x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C port with DP (DisplayPort) and DAS (Direct Access Storage) modes
  • Expansion – Headers for I2C, UART, SPI, GPIOs…
  • Misc – 2x PWM fan headers, RTC with backup battery, buzzer
  • Power Supply – Dual DC inputs, built-in UPS support with optional battery.
  • Dimensions – 120 x 120 mm (nano-ITX form factor)

Helios64 HeatsinkThe board will ships with a large heatsink as shown above. There’s no mention of OS support in the currently empty Wiki, but we should expect Debian and Armbian support.

Kobol Helios64 5-Bay NAS Enclosure

Kobol’s first product, Helios4 NAS SBC, would optionally ship with an acrylic enclosure which kept cost low, but it was not necessarily the most eye-pleasing design.

Kobol Helios64 NAS Enclosure
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So the company has come up with a much nicer design for Kobol Helios64 enclosure as shown above.

Key features:

  • Support for up to 5x 3.5” SATA HDD
  • Hot-Plug HDD Tray System
  • Integrated Control Panel
  • 1x USB 3.0 Port
  • 2x 80mm PWM Fans
  • Dimensions – H 134mm x W 222mm x D 250mm

All necessary cables as included with the case.

The company also plans to offer an adapter kit to install Helios64 SBC in any mini-ITX tower to recycle old PC cases.

Pricing

Prices for the board, enclosure, accessories, and complete kit are as follows:

  • Helios64 SBC with heatsink – $189
  • Helios64 enclosure – $95
  • 12V/10A Power Adapter – $14
  • UPS battery pack comprised of Panasonic Cell NCR18650BD – $12
  • Helios64 Full Kit with all four items above – $295 – Pre-order price: $285 until March 2020

Via LinuxGizmos

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