New In Box Bubba 3's for sale to USA

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UdfnYkyOj7F
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New In Box Bubba 3's for sale to USA

Post by UdfnYkyOj7F » 30 Sep 2017, 04:43

Have quite a few new units.

They are only the case and parts. NO Hard Drive.

$10 each w/retail box, wifi Enabled: https://www.ebay.com/itm/113113174029

Special deal: Buy 9, get one free (missing power brick to outlet cord). https://www.ebay.com/itm/113113172181
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Re: New In Box Bubba 3's for sale to USA

Post by Nöbbe » 11 Oct 2017, 05:16

Too bad it won't ship abroad, I'm looking for one in Sweden..

beatgr
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Re: New In Box Bubba 3's for sale to USA

Post by beatgr » 12 Apr 2018, 09:43

I saw these Excito B3 (new old stock) on an eBay auction (112879648455), last week.
eBay reseller: netdiskounts, Highland Park, NJ (USA)

US seller claims to have more than 10, in stock.
Curious if these B3 units have upgraded firmware (uboot?) for 3 TB hard drive support.

greg

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Re: New In Box Bubba 3's for sale to USA

Post by ahoff » 13 Apr 2018, 02:21

Too bad it won't ship abroad, I'm looking for one in Sweden..
They do ship to Sweden. Just got 2 units delivered.
Curious if these B3 units have upgraded firmware (uboot?) for 3 TB hard drive support.
Well, if they don't, you can do it your self.
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Re: New In Box Bubba 3's for sale to USA

Post by beatgr » 14 Apr 2018, 13:13

I retired my Excito Bubba|2 (B2) last year after Debian dropped support for its PowerPC architecture.
Picking up a new old stock Excito B3 next week.

While my initial preference was to use MouettE’s Debian Stretch image,
I installed Gordon’s bubbagen image (Gentoo plus B3 config web page).
https://forum.excito.com/viewtopic.php? ... 664#p28599

Currently operational.

gb
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Re: New In Box Bubba 3's for sale to USA

Post by Stryker » 16 Apr 2018, 10:16

If you don't mind me posting here, I've got two used B3s (One Wifi, one LAN version) for sale in Europe.

They both boot Mouette's most recent Debian Stretch 1.1 image and give the same string about the bootloader (U-Boot 2013.01.01-b3-rodeus-gab59ad7 (Apr 21 2017 - 16:32:01) ), which is an upgraded U-Boot over the old stock one.
One board (named Beta) is slightly damaged though in that its green LED does not work. The other one (Gamma) works without errors.

I have the HDD mounting braces and screws for both of them and one set of sticky thermal pads for an HDD. Also two 12V PSU with a Type C Europlug and one set of Wifi antennae for the wifi case.
One case has some thick shock-absorber feet on it to deal with vibration noise.

Tell me what combination of things you want, and we can agree upon a price. DHL Shipping Europe will be either 9 Euro without tracking or 14 Euro WITH tracking, domestically within Germany is cheaper at 4-6 Euros.

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Re: New In Box Bubba 3's for sale to USA

Post by UdfnYkyOj7F » 05 May 2018, 13:22

beatgr wrote:
12 Apr 2018, 09:43
I saw these Excito B3 (new old stock) on an eBay auction (112879648455), last week.
eBay reseller: netdiskounts, Highland Park, NJ (USA)

US seller claims to have more than 10, in stock.
Curious if these B3 units have upgraded firmware (uboot?) for 3 TB hard drive support.

greg
Don't know.
If anyone can tell how to determine this version on running system, maybe dmsg or similar then we can check for you.
according to the updgrade link:
From 2011-06-30, all B3 units produces already has this fix applied.
and that is near the time these came to usa, so maybe hit or miss.

UPDATE:

following command revealed a uboot line in the ouput.

Code: Select all

root@b3:~# cat /dev/mtd0 | hexdump -C |cut -c 62-77 | sed ':a;N;$!ba;s/\n//g'
....
U-Boot 2010.06-rc2-00064-gf41e8d8-dirty (Sep 08 2010 - 13:06:20).BUBBA|3.
....
so, most likely, this is not the updated boot version.

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