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You might noticed that there are 2 different versions for the LS Pro and 2 for the LS Live. These different versions are there because of hardware differences.
Although the pics are from a v1 and v2 LS Live, the v1 and v2 LS Pro look nearly exactly the same. only the case color is black.
LS Pro v1 equal to LS Live v1
The LS Pro v1 & the LS Live v1 can be treated as the same. Some screws might be a "little" different but from the hardware perspective the same hardware mods can be applied on both.
LS pro v2 equal to LS Live v2
The same is valid for the second version of both boxes. Some hardware mods (like adding a second Sata port) cannot be done with these boxes....but the boards are very similar to the kurobox pro boards...there are only 2 differences.
LS v2 vs. Kurobox
- Different daughterboard: There are good chances that the kurobox pro daughterboard works on the LS Pro v2 / LS Live v2
- No 256 MB NAND flash in LS: This of course is an advantage of the kurobox pro as it allows to store the Linux OS completely in flash.
- Live has DNLA Software & Print Server installed, Pro doesn't (Stock).
Yes, ALL boxes are compatible with the images which were initially created for the LS Pro. Just make sure you REALLY follow the install instructions.
- NEVER "Update BOOT"
- Initrd-only update when installing Freelink