Raspberry Pi users that would likely little private cloud server space may be interested in a new piece of hardware called the Nextcloud Box, which is available for $80 and once combined with a spare Raspberry Pi mini PC is capable of providing you with up to 1TB of private cloud storage.
The off-the-shelf system provides an easy way to create a private cloud in the case comes equipped with a 1TB Western Digital USB 3.0 hard drive and a microSD card that comes preloaded with Snappy Ubuntu Core, which takes the form of the operating system as well as and Apache, MySQL, and Nexctloud 10.
Nexctloud 10Is the software you will require to set up the client/server and you will need to provide your own Raspberry Pi mini PC which takes the form of version 2 or higher together with its power supply. At the current time the software is optimised for the second Raspberry Pi mini PC support for the latest and oDroid C2 is currently in development.
The system also allows you to install software such as Collabora Online Office to run a version of LibreOffice in a web browser, use Nextcloud’s Calendar and Contacts apps or even run your own private cloud-based audio, video, or text chat-based services using Spreed.ME if desired.
For more information jump over to the official Nextcloud Box website for full specifications and the ability to purchase via the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
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