Hi guys, recently decided I wanted a retro console and was looking at the super console x from ebay which led me to ETA Prime videos and subsequently I’ve now installed Emuelec on my old MXQ Pro 4K, brilliant software and finally put it to some good use!
My sole intention is retro gaming with this device.
Now I want to upgrade so I can run DC, N64, PSP, Saturn etc so after much research am thinking the Odroid N2+ is the most powerful unit available at that price range.
I just want someone to confirm that my research and understanding of this is correct.
Odroid N2+ 4gb ram, 12v 2a psu, with case
16gb emmc android 9.0 pie
Wifi module 5
Cooling fan < just because it’s so cheap I might as well
Sd to emmc reader/writer
I believe I use the sd to emmc device to flash emuelec to the 16gb emmc and then store my roms on usb or sd card, make the blank file in the roms directory etc so emuelec knows where they are.
I use disk genius on my laptop to transfer roms to the sd or USB as wifi is quite slow and job done.
Now what is the best way of actually getting the most performance from this device? From what I see on the Odroid N2+ specs, USB read/write speed is significantly higher than SD and emmc, so in this case would it not make more sense to just run everything from the usb stick? It seems preferable to me to have system and roms on separate storage incase of system corruption at some point but I’m primarily looking for the best performance I can achieve as i wont be making this sort of purchase again for a (hopefully) very long time.
Also open to suggestions on other devices, thank you.