gitstorage is based on a single board computer (SBC) which is based on Raspberry Pi. However, the gitstorage SBC is smaller, has fewer connectors and a fixed Ethernet plug. The operating system, the software and the repositories are stored on an SD card. The SD card is inside the housing of the device and cannot be removed without opening the device.
The overall dimensions are similar to a credit card. This makes it easy to install the device in a closet or even under a table. Because there are no moving parts, the device does not generate any noise.
The gitstorage device runs on Armbian Linux. The SD card stores the OS, the software, configuration data and the repositories; the repositories are stored in an encrypted partition. After enabling SSH access, administrators can log into the Linux system and perform additional maintenance tasks from the command line if needed.
|Dimensions||3.44" × 2.93" × 1.28"
(87.4 mm × 74.3 mm × 32.5 mm)
|Weight||2.08 oz (59 g)|
|Wall mount||4 screws|
|Ambient temperature||32 °F – 104 °F
(0 °C – 40 °C)
|Memory capacity||16 GB||64 GB|
|Storage for git repos||10.6 GB||58.6 GB|
|Processor||H2 quadcore Cortex-A7 with 512 MB RAM|
|Power supply||Standard USB|
|Connectors||1 × 10/100 MBit/s Ethernet, USB-A, Power (USB Micro-B)|
|Web interface languages||English (US), French, German|
|Price (MSRP)||299 USD/EUR||399 USD/EUR|
A product like gitstorage is based on a lot of components. Out of those components, the 4 most important components are Linux, git, Duktape and Angular. The software can be updated through the web interface without the need to log in on a shell.