This article introduces different accessories to ODYSSEY – X86J4105 to boost the performance to fit your needs. For instance, you might be using ODYSSEY-X86J4105 for a more graphics required scenario, hence the lack of adding an external GPU for high performance. Or in some cases, such as NAS, you would prefer two HDD hard drive instead of using SSD for stability reasons.
On ODYSSEY-X86J4105, there is 1 M.2 SATA SSD, 1 M.2 PCIe SSD and 1 SATA III connectors with 3 SATA III power connectors. For standard use, these connectors are enough. However, for more of a industrial usage would prefer using HDD instead of SSD. This demonstrates how to attach more than 1 HDD to ODYSSEY-X86J4105.
HDD Hard Drives (Maximum 3 HDD supported on ODYSSEY-X86J4105)
To attach more HDD to ODYSSEY-X86J4105, we need an extra component, a M.2 PCIe to SATA adapter which can convert the M.2 PCIe slot into SATA data connector. This adapter can be purchased commonly on the electronics market.
Once booted in the OS, you should be able to see the hard drives.
Now you don’t have to worry about the storage issue no more!
To add external GPU to the ODYSSEY-X86J4105 to boost up performance, you will also need an extra component.
DC power for GPU
The components are not yet available to sell from Seeed, so please be patient for now or get it from the electronics market. Make sure that the Adapter is suitable for GPU usage.
Some configurations in the BIOS are needed for enabling GPU:
3. Navigate to Chipset -> Primary Display and select PCIe and press Enter.
Save the BIOS settings and power off the device.
If everything goes well, the device should boot up properly and enters into the OS. But also need to install the GPU drivers to the OS. If you are a Windows user this will be very easy. Here I will demonstrate installing GPU(Nvidia) drivers on Ubuntu(Linux) for reference.
lspci | grep -i vga
Here we can see two GPUs, one is the on-board GPU and the other is the external GPU(GTX 750).
2. First, we need to disable the nouveau services on Ubuntu. In Terminal, use
vim to open the
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
3. Add the following code at the end and save the changes.
blacklist nouveau options nouveau modeset=0
4. Run the following command to update:
sudo update-initramfs -u
5. Reboot the device to take on changes and can run the following command, if nothing appears then the service is disabled.
lsmod | grep nouveau
6. Now we can use the Ubuntu built-in command to check the drivers needed for the external GPU:
This will determine the GPU model and recommend the drivers for it. Here recommended the nvidia-driver-435 for the external GPU.
7. Auto install the driver using the following command, and reboot the device to take on the effect.
sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
By now, the driver should be installed on the ODYSSEY-X86J4105! You can check the status of GPU by running the following command in the Terminal.
Or simply go to the settings:
Now enjoy the boosted up ODYSSEY-X86J4105 and all set to dive into the field of AI where it requires a lot of GPU power!