I bought a Banana BPI-W2 for a multimedia station, but unfortunately nothing works.
1. The first problem is not to use SATA How do I connect SATA ports? I’ve tried different distributions, but neither can start or use SATA ports, they’re not visible.
2. The system is terribly slow When using Ubuntu Serever 16.04, or other Linux distributions, everything is terribly slow when I write a word, so it appears in “2-3 seconds”, the CPU is still busy at 80-100% (full charge) outside OpenSuise, where the CPU is at 10%… (Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Mate)
3. Power button The Power button does not work for me either, apparently it has no function? So I have to start the device either via the RESET button or by disconnecting it from the mains and plugging it in again (don’t be angry with me, but this is not normal and acceptable). Is there any “normal way” how to run the device without having to pull it out of the electricity?
4. Documentation Is there any documentation and instructions (User manual) on how to proceed with installation and configuration? (outside of one site at http://wiki.banana-pi.org/) where there is just a few links and links, nothing more. Or is it just “do it yourself”?
Is my board defective or is it a feature of this device? I can still return it within 14 days, so I would either try to solve my problems, or I will have to try another manufacturer (unfortunately). I chose BPI-W2 mainly because of SATA ports, but if it is not possible to use it, then this device is worthless to me…
Thank you for any help.