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6600Re: What maximum disk size is supported by the NSLU2?

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  • batteriesinc00
    Jul 25, 2007
      My current setup I am using 2 maxtor SATA 500GB drives.
      My setup:
      Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
      AZiO ENC311SU31 3.5" eSATA + USB 2.0 External Enclosure

      USB port #2 has my natively formatted EXT3 500GB drive
      USB port #1 i have a hub on with the other 500GB FAT
      I have plugged in other FAT usb drives in the hub and mounted them
      without problems

      when it gets hot in the house (no A/C) the nslu2 will drop all the
      lights except the network status, i believe this is due to the hard
      drives getting excessively hot, and not the nslu2. if i blow air over
      the drives when i know inside temperature of the house is going to be
      over 85F it will run 24/7 accessing the drives continuously. can't
      tell if it is the enclosures or the drives, then noise of the small
      fan doesn't bother me.

      this calls out problems formatting drives larger then 250GB, which i
      did not have any, the FAT drive i formatted in linux, and the EXT3
      root drive i let the NSLU2 format.
      i was a bit unsettled when i took the plung and got 2 500GB drives
      after seeing the known problems. i haven't seen any other people
      mention they are using this large of drives, with a hub, on
      unslung6.8.. i'd be interested to see if any others reply to your
      question myself.

      one thing i do notice is it sure takes quite a while to pull the
      directory listing off these drives over the network.. i can't expect
      this device to handle like a powerful server, so i deal with the
      limitations, a 250GB or 320GB wouldn't take as long i'd think
      hope this helps..

      --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Matthias Teege
      <matthias-nslu2gen@...> wrote:
      > Moin,
      > I've bought a NSLU2 and now I'm looking for a good disk. The Linksys
      > Support tells me, that the NSLU2 supports only 250GB per disk. Is this
      > true? Kann anyone recommend a disk bigger than that which works on the
      > NSLU2. I'm looking vor a 320GB or 500GB disk.
      > Many thanks
      > Matthias
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