GnuBee Personal Cloud 2

by GnuBee

A low-cost, low-power NAS for 3.5" drives

View all updates Nov 10, 2017

Firmware Patch and Early Production

Both the GB-PC1 and GB-PC2 got a nice firmware update and we’ve kicked off production early.

Firmware Update

Most (hopefully all) of you have heard about the Key Reinstallation Attack (a.k.a. KRACK) vulnerability in WPA2 reported last month. While neither GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 nor 2 have wireless capability, the firmware for both is based on LEDE, which is used to run wireless routers, among other things. As such, we recently merged in a large patch for KRACK and other vulnerabilities.

By design, the GB-PC1 and GB-PC2 run the exact same firmware. Really, PC2 is just a physically larger version of PC1 with a few extras (e.g., another Ethernet port) and beefier power system. This makes keeping the firmware up-to-date relatively easy, or at least free from the pain of dealing with multiple, slightly different builds.

Production Begins

In other news, we’ve committed to a manufacturing run of GB-PC2 and tacked on another run of GB-PC1. PCBs, side plates, power supplies, and UART cables are all currently in production. More updates to come.

As always, thanks for your support and feel free to get in touch with any questions or comments.

Larry and the GnuBee team

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Product Choices


GnuBee PC2 Starter Kit

One fully populated and assembled GB-PC2 mainboard, 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 8 A at 12 VDC through a 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm center-positive barrel jack. Perfect for powering your GnuBee Personal Cloud 2.



FLOSS devices at reasonable prices.

L. D. Pinney

Founder and CTO

Xiaoping Pinney

Chairman Ping

Douglas Gazineu

Software Developer

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