Re: Want to setup a NSLU with multiple drives / Print server
small box with no screen or keyboard. Lovely :p.
>> I can then attach a hub to port 1 and plug in the hard drives andprinter (installing CUPS for printing support).
> yes.. that will be fun :)I can't tell whether or not you're being sarcastic here. Which
>> Firstly, is all that at all possible?Thanks!
>> What is the maximum size for a hard drive (in GB's)?limit.
> 2TB I think, perhaps the idetousb converter in the drive has a
>> What is the maximum number of drives?Fantastic. I whipped out my calculator and figrued out (based on the
> as much as you want. use self-powerd usb hubs
USB spec) I can use 32 hubs and 95 drives for a total of 190TB of
space. But that might cost a bit, and I think I'd rather spend the
money on a Lamborghini.
--- Marcel Nijenhof ---
> You can use one of the big drive for the system disk.Indeed, thats the best choice
> There are ways to use the rest of the space externally.
>> look at: http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/DebianSlug/OpenDebianSlugHah yes it does seem I'm jumping in the deep end. I do have a very
> Is OpenDebianslug really the best way for somebody with no linux
> experience or is it the best way to make sure he never wants to
> do with linux?
high knowledge of Windows/DOS but I know nothing of Linux so they'll
be alot of learning.
> It probably will run with a few disks without problems butAh, so... my grand idea might be a little too much :p?
> don't expect a wonderful performance.
> I wouldn't be happy if i spent 500 Eur for disks and getIndeed, those kind of speeds arn't nice but I don't think they would
> 3 megabyte per second.
bother me too much. I plan on using it as a network store, steaming
music/video and other assorted files. HD video I have averages
around 1.2 MB/s, so it's cutting it a bit close for my liking but
should be fine.
Thanks to both of you for your help.
My original reasoning for a NSLU2 is because I bought a large Laser
printer that doesn't remotely fit near my desk, so I thought I'd
stick it elsewhere and share it - and the NSLU2 would be a nice,
cheap, low-electricty, and low-noise way of doing it. Always
available network share/web site/ftp/toppy link would be a great
But the more I think it, the more it seems easier to just daisy-
chain some USB hubs to my computer. Less flexible, and not always-
on, but infinitly easier.