The UDOO is a single-board computer development platform that merges a dual or quad core ARM Freescale Cortex-A9 i.MX.6 CPU and an Arduino compatible board embedded with a dedicated ARM Atmel SAM3X8E CPU.

I got myself the quad core version. Here are the specs:

Freescale i.MX 6 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU Quad core @ 1 GHz
Integrated graphics, each processor provides three separate accelerators for 2D, OpenGL® ES2.0 3D and OpenVG™
Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
76 fully available GPIO
Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
HDMI and LVDS + Touch (I2C signals)
Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
WiFi module
Mini USB and Mini USB OTG (micro with the final release)
USB type A (x2) and USB connector (requires a specific wire)
Analog audio and microphone
Camera connection
Micro SD (boot device)
12V power supply and external battery connector



Here is how I’ve put it together:

1. For the case I used old WD MyBook USB HDD case (WD10000H1U-00):


2. For storage WD RED 1TB 2.5″ SATA 6GB/s 16MB Hard Drive:


Other used bits:

– old power supply

– fan from old laptop

– laptop CMOS battery

– SATA cable

– soldering line, duct tape, super glue and hammer 😉

And the end product:


Close up with descriptions


Side “A”


Side "B"

Side “B”

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  1. Gallager says:


    Pretty awesome setup, doesn’t it get hot despite the fan ?

    “In the real world”, how much do you get from the UDOO in terms of network performance (samba / nfs with the SATA drive) ?
    (I’m thinking of replacing my Raspberry Pi with the UDOO Quad for server / NAS purpuses).

  2. AlfPi says:

    Quad core UDOO is much, much faster then RPI. With all the systems running on the UDOO box I have yet to notice any delay when loading, playing or accessing the data.
    Also please note that RPI has got 700Mhz clock where as in UDOO you have 1Ghz (4 cores in my case) so just looking at Mhz UDOO is 5.7 times faster than PI.