Should I use a Raspberry Pi?

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New 64_bits images have been created for a number of SBC’s not listed below.

32_bits images wil no longer be generated, but RPi2/1/0 and other 32_bit SBC’s can still try the the curl installer although big uploads will not work and are no longer supported on 32_bits. So moving to 64_bits hardware is no longer just recommended, it is a must if you want to be running NCP for the coming years.

Hi, I’m looking to use NextcloudPi; should I use a Raspberry Pi?

You certainly can! The latest Pi models will have better performance, but has a few downsides as nicely described in What’s Wrong with the Raspberry Pi. If you want to learn more about rpi’s power requirements, this article will be of use.

  • Pi4 2/3/8Gb should be fine
  • Pi 3b+ is a decent choice with gigabit networking, but there are better options!
  • Pi 2B works just okay. But is 32_bit
  • Pi 3 works slightly better than the 2 model.
  • Pi 1 and Zero had very low performance, and are no longer supported.

Best ARM Device for NextcloudPi

The best ARM device is not a Raspberry Pi! Surprise! It is a great device, but competition is heavy these days.

For price vs. performance the most popular NextcloudPi ARM Devices are:

  • Rock64 – same price as the Raspberry Pi 3b
  • ODROID HC-1 – 2.5" Hard Disk support for $49.00
  • ODROID HC-2 – 3.5" Hard Disk support for $55.00

If you have further questions, be sure to ask on our Telegram chat or Community Forum. There are tons of other options available, which you can read about here.

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