Akitio MyCloud Mini

This is a small cast aluminum cased single 2.5“ NAS device with eSATA port and 2 USB 2.0 ports. It was also marketed as the Silverstone DC01.

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Generic Router


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Install OpenWrt (generic explanation)

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This section deals with

  • How you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened
  • The steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured

Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.

  • Browse to
  • Upload .bin file to router
  • Wait for it to reboot
  • Telnet to and set a root password, or browse to if LuCI is installed.

Specific values needed for tftp

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Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
Bootloader MAC address (special) FILL-IN
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain “tftp”)
TFTP transfer window FILL-IN seconds
TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
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FIXME These are generic instructions. Update with your router's specifics.

  • Browse to LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.


  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc


If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

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The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP

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Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) EXAMPLE 4

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s). Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto.

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The Akitio MyCloud Mini has the following buttons:

EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -

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Backside label:
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The case is designed to be opened for installation of a 2.5” SATA device. Four phillips head screws are located at each corner of the bottom of the device. The top can the be lifted off.

Main PCB:
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port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

The board has a populated 4-pin header near the Reset button labeled J7. Pin 1 is marked and closest to the reset button.

1 5V
2 TX
3 RX

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Serial connection parameters
for Akitio MyCloud Mini
115200, 8N1

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
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Stage-1 Bootloader 五 10月 28 10:36:29 CST 2011 Attempting to set PLLA to 750MHz ...

plla_ctrl0 : 0x0000000A
plla_ctrl1 : 0x000F0000
plla_ctrl2 : 0x001D01A0
plla_ctrl3 : 0x00000017


Setup memory, testing, Image 0

Hdr len: 0x0001AC3C
Hdr CRC: 0xB931AD17


U-Boot 1.1.2 (Oct 28 2011 - 10:44:29)

U-Boot code: 60D00000 → 60D1AC3C BSS: → 60D1F2F4 RAM Configuration:

      Bank #0: 60000000 256 MB

SRAM Configuration:

      64KB at 0x50000000

NAND:256 MiB *** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment

In: serial Out: serial Err: serial Setting Linux mem= boot arg value Reading upgrade flag from NAND address 0x01ec0000 : 0 Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0 Extinguish LED

Loading from device 0: 256MiB 3,3V 8-bit (offset 0x440000)

 Image Name:   Linux-
 Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
 Data Size:    3116240 Bytes =  3 MB
 Load Address: 60008000
 Entry Point:  60008000

## Booting image at 60500000 ...

 Image Name:   Linux-
 Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
 Data Size:    3116240 Bytes =  3 MB
 Load Address: 60008000
 Entry Point:  60008000
 Verifying Checksum ... OK


Starting kernel ...

Uncompressing Linux.......................................................................................................................................................................................... done, booting the kernel. Linux version (root@ubuntu) (gcc version 4.2.4) #41 SMP Fri Oct 14 10:05:59 CST 2011 CPU: ARMv6-compatible processor [410fb025] revision 5 (ARMv7), cr=00c5387f CPU: VIPT nonaliasing data cache, VIPT nonaliasing instruction cache Machine: Oxsemi NAS 1 memory region Ignoring unrecognised tag 0x00000000 Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writealloc Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 65024 Kernel command line: root=ubi0:rootfs ubi.mtd=2,512 rootfstype=ubifs console=ttyS0,115200 elevator=cfq mac_adr=0x00,0x30,0xe0,0x00,0x00,0x01 mem=256M poweroutage=yes PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 10, 4096 bytes) Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes) Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes) Memory: 256MB = 256MB total Memory: 253568KB available (5372K code, 311K data, 160K init, 0K highmem) Hierarchical RCU implementation. NR_IRQS:96 OX820_RPS_init_irq: interrupts 64 to 96 ox820_clocksource_init() Timer 2 running at 390625 Hz Console: colour dummy device 80×30 console [ttyS0] enabled Calibrating delay loop... 299.00 BogoMIPS (lpj=1495040) Security Framework initialized Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 CPU: Testing write buffer coherency: ok Calibrating local timer... 374.48MHz. CPU1: Booted secondary processor Calibrating delay loop... 299.00 BogoMIPS (lpj=1495040) Brought up 2 CPUs SMP: Total of 2 processors activated (598.01 BogoMIPS). NET: Registered protocol family 16 Number of DMA channels = 4, version = 4 Allocating 303 SRAM generic DMA descriptors bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0 SCSI subsystem initialized usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs usbcore: registered new interface driver hub usbcore: registered new device driver usb cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain NET: Registered protocol family 2 Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0 IP route cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes) Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #1 TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes) TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes) TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192) TCP reno registered NET: Registered protocol family 1 Create fragment cache thermAndFan: initializing - NAS7820 fuse init (API version 7.12) SGI XFS with security attributes, large block/inode numbers, no debug enabled msgmni has been set to 495 alg: No test for stdrng (krng) io scheduler noop registered io scheduler anticipatory registered io scheduler deadline registered io scheduler cfq registered (default) Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 2 ports, IRQ sharing disabled serial8250: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x44200000 (irq = 55) is a 16550A brd: module loaded loop: module loaded ox820sata: OX820 sata core. scsi0 : oxnassata scsi1 : oxnassata ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 irq 50 ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 irq 50 ata1: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300) ata2: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300) NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xad, Chip ID: 0xda (Hynix NAND 256MiB 3,3V 8-bit) Scanning device for bad blocks Creating 2 MTD partitions on “NAND 256MiB 3,3V 8-bit”: 0x000000000000-0x0000026c0000 : “Boot partition” 0x0000026c0000-0x000010000000 : “Data Partition” UBI: attaching mtd2 to ubi0 UBI: physical eraseblock size: 131072 bytes (128 KiB) UBI: logical eraseblock size: 129024 bytes UBI: smallest flash I/O unit: 2048 UBI: sub-page size: 512 UBI: VID header offset: 512 (aligned 512) UBI: data offset: 2048 UBI: attached mtd2 to ubi0 UBI: MTD device name: “Data Partition” UBI: MTD device size: 217 MiB UBI: number of good PEBs: 1738 UBI: number of bad PEBs: 0 UBI: max. allowed volumes: 128 UBI: wear-leveling threshold: 4096 UBI: number of internal volumes: 1 UBI: number of user volumes: 1 UBI: available PEBs: 0 UBI: total number of reserved PEBs: 1738 UBI: number of PEBs reserved for bad PEB handling: 17 UBI: max/mean erase counter: 2/0 UBI: image sequence number: 4854508 UBI: background thread “ubi_bgt0d” started, PID 330 Probing for Synopsis GMAC, unit 0 eth0: use mtd hwaddr eth0: Tuning GMAC 0 RGMII timings eth0: PHY is Realtek RTL8211D, type 0x001cc914 eth0: GMAC ver = 53, vendor ver = 18 at 0xed400000, IRQ 40 eth0: Found PHY at address 3, type 0x001cc914 → 10/100/1000 eth0: Ethernet addr: 00:01:d2:12:38:5b probe() eth0: Leon x2 clock tun: Universal TUN/TAP device driver, 1.6 tun: (C) 1999-2004 Max Krasnyansky maxk@qualcomm.com ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver Start USB clocks oxnas-ehci oxnas-ehci.0: OXNAS EHCI Host Controller oxnas-ehci oxnas-ehci.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1 oxnas-ehci oxnas-ehci.0: irq 39, io mem 0x00000000 oxnas-ehci oxnas-ehci.0: USB 0.0 started, EHCI 1.00 usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage USB Mass Storage support registered. mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice IRQ 53 uses trigger mode 0; requested 3 input: gpio-keys as /devices/platform/gpio-keys/input/input0 irq 54: nobody cared (try booting with the “irqpoll” option) [<c0035ce8>] (unwind_backtrace+0x0/0xe8) from [<c007df3c>] (report_bad_irq+0x74/0xa4) [<c007df3c>] (report_bad_irq+0x74/0xa4) from [<c007e0f0>] (note_interrupt+0x184/0x1f8) [<c007e0f0>] (note_interrupt+0x184/0x1f8) from [<c007ee04>] (handle_level_irq+0xbc/0x12c) [<c007ee04>] (handle_level_irq+0xbc/0x12c) from [<c0030058>] (asm_do_IRQ+0x58/0xb0) [<c0030058>] (asm_do_IRQ+0x58/0xb0) from [<c0030bd8>] (irq_svc+0x38/0xc0) Exception stack(0xcf831b50 to 0xcf831b98) 1b40: c0595540 c05c7b00 00000000 00000000 1b60: 00000102 cf830000 c0029130 00000000 cf830000 c0594040 c05cebac 0000000a 1b80: cf831bc8 cf831b98 c0057c3c c00578a0 20000113 ffffffff [<c0030bd8>] (irq_svc+0x38/0xc0) from [<c00578a0>] (do_softirq+0x48/0x13c) [<c00578a0>] (do_softirq+0x48/0x13c) from [<c0057c3c>] (irq_exit+0x7c/0x98) [<c0057c3c>] (irq_exit+0x7c/0x98) from [<c0030060>] (asm_do_IRQ+0x60/0xb0) [<c0030060>] (asm_do_IRQ+0x60/0xb0) from [<c0030bd8>] (irq_svc+0x38/0xc0) Exception stack(0xcf831bf0 to 0xcf831c38) 1be0: c05ba13c 60000013 f110001c 00000000 1c00: 00000000 00000029 60000013 60000013 00000000 c0594080 c05cebac cde37618 1c20: 00000200 cf831c38 c003af18 c040c9ec 20000013 ffffffff [<c0030bd8>] (irq_svc+0x38/0xc0) from [<c040c9ec>] (_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x18/0x1c) [<c040c9ec>] (_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x18/0x1c) from [<c003af18>] (ox820_gpio_direction_output+0x60/0xa8) [<c003af18>] (ox820_gpio_direction_output+0x60/0xa8) from [<c0263f54>] (gpio_direction_output+0xd8/0xf8) [<c0263f54>] (gpio_direction_output+0xd8/0xf8) from [<c02f85c8>] (i2c_start+0x18/0x44) [<c02f85c8>] (i2c_start+0x18/0x44) from [<c02f8c68>] (bit_xfer+0x24/0x470) [<c02f8c68>] (bit_xfer+0x24/0x470) from [<c02f6880>] (i2c_transfer+0xbc/0xf4) [<c02f6880>] (i2c_transfer+0xbc/0xf4) from [<c02f6a60>] (i2c_smbus_xfer+0x1a8/0x590) [<c02f6a60>] (i2c_smbus_xfer+0x1a8/0x590) from [<c02f6eec>] (i2c_smbus_read_i2c_block_data+0x48/0x6c) [<c02f6eec>] (i2c_smbus_read_i2c_block_data+0x48/0x6c) from [<c04099c0>] (ds1307_probe+0x2e4/0x614) [<c04099c0>] (ds1307_probe+0x2e4/0x614) from [<c02f6650>] (i2c_device_probe+0x74/0x84) [<c02f6650>] (i2c_device_probe+0x74/0x84) from [<c02878b4>] (driver_probe_device+0x80/0x170) [<c02878b4>] (driver_probe_device+0x80/0x170) from [<c0286bc4>] (bus_for_each_drv+0x60/0x8c) [<c0286bc4>] (bus_for_each_drv+0x60/0x8c) from [<c0287ab4>] (device_attach+0x5c/0x74) [<c0287ab4>] (device_attach+0x5c/0x74) from [<c0286b40>] (bus_probe_device+0x30/0x54) [<c0286b40>] (bus_probe_device+0x30/0x54) from [<c02852f0>] (device_add+0x2b4/0x4e0) [<c02852f0>] (device_add+0x2b4/0x4e0) from [<c02f7444>] (i2c_new_device+0xb8/0x118) [<c02f7444>] (i2c_new_device+0xb8/0x118) from [<c02f7ac4>] (i2c_register_adapter+0x124/0x1b0) [<c02f7ac4>] (i2c_register_adapter+0x124/0x1b0) from [<c02f7c00>] (i2c_add_numbered_adapter+0xb0/0xc0) [<c02f7c00>] (i2c_add_numbered_adapter+0xb0/0xc0) from [<c0409e3c>] (i2c_gpio_probe+0x14c/0x230) [<c0409e3c>] (i2c_gpio_probe+0x14c/0x230) from [<c0288794>] (platform_drv_probe+0x1c/0x24) [<c0288794>] (platform_drv_probe+0x1c/0x24) from [<c02878b4>] (driver_probe_device+0x80/0x170) [<c02878b4>] (driver_probe_device+0x80/0x170) from [<c0287a28>] (driver_attach+0x84/0x88) [<c0287a28>] (driver_attach+0x84/0x88) from [<c0286e94>] (bus_for_each_dev+0x54/0x80) [<c0286e94>] (bus_for_each_dev+0x54/0x80) from [<c028747c>] (bus_add_driver+0xa0/0x230) [<c028747c>] (bus_add_driver+0xa0/0x230) from [<c0287d88>] (driver_register+0x58/0x13c) [<c0287d88>] (driver_register+0x58/0x13c) from [<c001ef44>] (i2c_gpio_init+0xc/0x30) [<c001ef44>] (i2c_gpio_init+0xc/0x30) from [<c003049c>] (do_one_initcall+0x30/0x1a8) [<c003049c>] (do_one_initcall+0x30/0x1a8) from [<c00088cc>] (kernel_init+0x184/0x210) [<c00088cc>] (kernel_init+0x184/0x210) from [<c0031aa8>] (kernel_thread_exit+0x0/0x8) handlers: [<c02f3940>] (gpio_keys_isr+0x0/0x9c) Disabling IRQ #54 rtc-ds1307 0-0068: rtc core: registered m41t00 as rtc0 i2c-gpio i2c-gpio.0: using pins 41 (SDA) and 42 (SCL) md: linear personality registered for level -1 md: raid0 personality registered for level 0 md: raid1 personality registered for level 1 device-mapper: ioctl: 4.15.0-ioctl (2009-04-01) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com Registered led device: hddaerr Registered led device: hddberr Registered led device: system Registered led device: firmware Registered led device: usbcopy TCP cubic registered NET: Registered protocol family 10 NET: Registered protocol family 17 RPC: Registered udp transport module. RPC: Registered tcp transport module. rtc-ds1307 0-0068: setting system clock to 2021-03-16 17:48:58 UTC (1615916938) md: Waiting for all devices to be available before autodetect md: If you don't use raid, use raid=noautodetect md: Autodetecting RAID arrays. md: Scanned 0 and added 0 devices. md: autorun ... md: ... autorun DONE. UBIFS: recovery needed UBIFS: recovery completed UBIFS: mounted UBI device 0, volume 0, name “rootfs” UBIFS: file system size: 217921536 bytes (212814 KiB, 207 MiB, 1689 LEBs) UBIFS: journal size: 9033728 bytes (8822 KiB, 8 MiB, 71 LEBs) UBIFS: media format: w4/r0 (latest is w4/r0) UBIFS: default compressor: lzo UBIFS: reserved for root: 0 bytes (0 KiB) VFS: Mounted root (ubifs filesystem) on device 0:10. Freeing init memory: 160K

              Welcome to Fedora 
              Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.

Starting udev: [ OK ] Setting hostname isharing: [ OK ] Checking filesystems Checking all file systems. [ OK ] Mounting local filesystems: mount: special device UUID=4eeb51d5-f91d-4a59-b59b-cad9b1ae19fc does not exist [FAILED] Enabling /etc/fstab swaps: [ OK ] Entering non-interactive startup Scan raid infomation: mdadm: No arrays found in config file or automatically Restoring /var/log to tmpfs:

mount tmpfs on /var/log...
extract backup logs to /var/log...

13 blocks

Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ] Bringing up interface eth0: Determining IP information for eth0... done. [ OK ] Starting portreserve: [ OK ] Starting system logger: [ OK ] Starting rpcbind: [ OK ] Starting NFS statd: [ OK ] Starting RPC idmapd: [ OK ] Starting system message bus: [ OK ] Starting Avahi daemon... [ OK ] Starting cups: [ OK ] Mounting other filesystems: mount: special device UUID=4eeb51d5-f91d-4a59-b59b-cad9b1ae19fc does not exist [FAILED] Retrigger failed udev events[ OK ] Starting xinetd: [ OK ] ntpdate: Synchronizing with time server: [ OK ] Syncing hardware clock to system time [ OK ] Starting ntpd: [ OK ] Starting NAS (nas): /var/lib/alternatives/nas empty! reinstall nas UI alternatives.. fastcgi buttons diskmon Starting lighttpd: [ OK ] Starting sockproxy-daemon: Starting /usr/bin/thumb-daemon: [ OK ] atd: [ OK ] Starting DAAP server: [ OK ] swapon: cannot find the device for UUID=b2657cf9-d9ae-4c22-a655-e374a7876532 Starting NAS LED (nasled): product was “akitio” nas-service Starting smartd: [ OK ]

Fedora release 12 (Constantine) Kernel on an armv6l (/dev/ttyS0)

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