When comparing Helios4 vs ESPRESSObin, the Slant community recommends ESPRESSObin for most people. In the question“What are the best single-board computers?” ESPRESSObin is ranked 30th while Helios4 is ranked 33rd.
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Pro 4 X SATA 3.0
Has four SATA 3.0 ports so it can handle up to 48TB of storage (12TB on each SATA port).
Pro Fast SATA III port
Pro Das U-Boot bootloader
It uses the opensource boot loader "Das U-Boot".
Pro 3x Gigabit LAN
It has three Gb ethernet ports.
Pro Mini-PCI-E slot
Few SOC boards have this feature--and there are a couple Mini-PCIE RAID cards on the market that might work nicely
After the preorder It is expensive now.
Con No battery or UPS
A PC tailored for NAS usage should have a battery or UPS to prevent data corruption after a power loss. A tiny battery to safely shut it down would be enough.
Con Only one SATA port
It has only one SATA port.