Re: Oversimplification

From: George Mitchell <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:55:50 UTC
On 6/3/21 2:20 AM, Peter Jeremy via freebsd-arm wrote:
> On 2021-May-30 17:49:01 -0400, George Mitchell <> 
>> I've never been shy about oversimplifying complex questions, so here
>> goes: What's the ARM system that presents the least hassle to a
>> prospective FreeBSD user?  Here's what I mean by low hassle:
>> 1. Widely available.
>> 2. Runs some standard FreeBSD image with minimal (or no) tweaking.
>> 3. I suspect ARM64 means less hassle than ARM32.
>> 4. Friendly to an external high-speed (at least USB 3; possibly SATA?)
>>     disk.
>> 5. Hopefully 8GB on-board memory, though 4GB is probably okay if high
>>     speed swapping is available (see point 4).
>> 6. Affordable, but not cheap.
> I'll second Milan's followup.  I have a 4GB RockPro64 with the
> dual-SATA PCIe card and am quite happy with it.  It also supports
> both USB-3 and USB-C, though I haven't experimented with either.
> Note that the WiFi/Bluetooth module for the RockPro64 uses SDIO,
> and the combination isn't yet supported by FreeBSD.
> I also have a BananaPi M1, which has an integral SATA port but I've
> never managed to get the SATA to work.
Thanks for the additional data point!                    -- George