GnuBee Personal Cloud 1

by GnuBee

A low-cost, low-power NAS for 2.5" drives

Sep 01, 2017


The GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 is finally shipping to backers. Whew. Read the full update.

Aug 25, 2017

Shipping, Take Two

If at first you don't ship, ship and ship again. Read the full update.

Jul 20, 2017

About to Ship!

We're happy to report the first batch of GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 is completely manufactured, tested, packaged, and about to be shipped from Shenzhen to Crowd Supply's warehouse. Read the full update.

Jul 10, 2017

Overclocked Pre-production Units

We have two pre-production GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 (GB-PC1) units up and running (overclocked, no less)! Read the full update.

Jul 05, 2017

Production PCBs and More

Production printed circuit boards are in, as well as mounting hardware and cables. Read the full update.

Jun 27, 2017

Shopping for Parts in Shenzhen

We're in Shenzhen preparing for production and shopping for some parts! Read the full update.

May 11, 2017

Thank You!

The campaign ended on a high note and we're now funded! Read the full update.

Apr 26, 2017

Tour of LibreCMC and openmediavault

We took a screencast of LibreCMC and some screenshots of openmediavault running on the GnuBee Personal Cloud 1. Have a look! Read the full update.

Apr 13, 2017

100% Blob-free!

We're happy to confirm the GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 will ship with 100% libre software and firmware - there won't be any binary blobs! This has real-world ramifications, the most immediate of which is it actually lowers the cost of production, which is in part why we can lower our funding goal. Read the full update.

Mar 31, 2017


First, thanks for everyone's interesting in GnuBee! A lot of people have been asking about various benchmarks. This update has some initial benchmark results and also answers some other common questions. Read the full update.

$72,707 raised

of $32,000 goal

227% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


GnuBee Personal Cloud 1

One fully populated and assembled GB-PC1 Bare PCB, two anodized aluminum side plates, six threaded brackets and bracket screws, and 24 drive mount screws. Power supply, microSD card, and drives not included. Requires screwdriver for assembly.


GnuBee Power Adapter

An energy efficient (level V) global input power supply that puts out up to 3 A at 12 VDC through a 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm center-positive barrel jack. Perfect for powering your GnuBee Personal Cloud 1.


GnuBee microSD Card

A 2 GB microSD card imaged with Debian. Run your GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 directly from the microSD card. Copying Debian to an SSD or HDD is recommended, but this microSD card will get you started.


GnuBee USB-to-UART Adapter

Debugging made easy! The GnuBee USB-to-UART adapter comes equipped with a 3.5 mm plug to connect to the GnuBee Personal Cloud 1. This debugging method is ubiquitous in the world of embedded systems.



FLOSS devices at reasonable prices.

L. D. Pinney

Founder and CTO

Xiaoping Pinney

Chairman Ping

Douglas Gazineu

Software Developer

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