Canonical & Nextcloud Roll Out An Ubuntu-Powered Nextcloud 10 Box
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 16 September 2016 at 07:11 AM EDT. 20 Comments
The embargo expired this morning on the Nextcloud Box, a device from the cooperation of Canonical, Nextcloud, and WDLabs for making it easy to deploy your own Ubuntu-powered personal cloud.

The Nextcloud Box runs Ubuntu Snappy Core and is pre-loaded with Nextcloud 10 and necessary dependencies to easily deploy your own personal cloud. The Nextcloud Box is equipped with a 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive (sadly, there doesn't seem to be any RAID options for this device).

The Nextcloud Box pricing begins at $79.99 USD and is expected to begin shipping in October. It's a nice cheap box if you want to build your own small personal Linux cloud for file storage, but the 1TB capacity and lack of multiple drive / RAID support will be a letdown to more serious users. (Update: With seeing now it's powered by the Raspberry Pi, certainly wouldn't be recommended for any power-users due to the USB transfer speeds and lack of Gigabit Ethernet, etc).

Those wishing to learn more about this device for the ownCloud-forked project can find all the Nextcloud Box details via this product page.
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