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Radxa Taco is a complete NAS/Router solution designed based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. It utilizes the high-speed PCIe buses on CM4 for ultra-fast network connectivity and storage IO. It comes with the following features:
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- Up to 5x HDD/SSD, support 2.5inch or 3.5inch SSD
- High-speed PCIe switch for SATA & Ethernet
- One 2.5G Ethernet and one native GbE
- One M.2 M Key for NVMe SSD
- One M.2 E Key for WiFi 6 modules or Google Coral AI module
- 12V DC power input for 2.5 and 3.5-inch HDD
- External standard ATX power supply support for 3.5inch HDD
- Support HDD suspend mode
- Support software RAID 0/1/5/10
- Support USB Direct Access Mode from PC(USB 2.0 only)
- Optional PWM control fan for HDD heat dispatching
- Optional OLED display for system info such as IP address or Storage usage
Detail of the board
Third Party Case
for Raspberry Pi CM4
1. Download an image from here https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/operating-systems/
2. Clone usbboot and compile it
sudo apt install git libusb-1.0-0-dev pkg-config git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/raspberrypi/usbboot cd usbboot make
3. Hold down the maskrom key, connect the computer using the A-A cable, and release the maskrom key
4. Run rpiboot and view the CM4 device
sudo ./rpiboot lsblk # assume that CM4 is /dev/sdx
5. Burn the image to CM4
xz -d /path/to/yymmdd-raspios-bullseye-xx.img.xz sudo dd if=/path/to/yymmdd-raspios-bullseye-xx.img of=/dev/sdx status=progress
for Radxa CM3
We have provided a script to help control the Taco fan.
curl -sL https://rock.sh/get-taco | sudo -E bash -
Just copy the command above and paste it into the terminal and press enter.
|2.5 HDD||3 ~ 5W|
|3.5 HDD||5 ~10W|
Option 1: Power from DC (5.5*2.5)
We provide a 12V/5A DC power supply, which is included with the Taco kit.
Option 2: Power from ATX PSU
If you plan to put the Taco in a PC enclosure, then you can use the ATX PSU. Mostly ATX PSU can meet the power requirement. You need an ATX Floppy cable to power the Taco.
- Booting from M.2 NVMe SSD is not supported since there is no driver for the PCIe switch on the Taco in the Raspberry Pi bootloader.