RE: [nslu2-general] Re: Biggest disk supported - 1TB, 750GB, 500GB or just 250GB ?
- Thanks for the replies - Good to hear I still can get a good few year's more
worth of use out of my Slug.
I'm currently leaning towards picking up an Asaka USB (+eSATA) enclosure to
use with a 750GB WD Greenpower disk - I'll search back for tips on
- On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 10:42:13AM -0000, formesyn wrote:
> There doesn't appear to be anyone using disks of 750GB or 1TB in sizeIn my experience, it depends on what you want to use the disks
> though - anyone had any success with anything this big?
for. As a file server, it might work. To backup other PCs on the
network, it might not.
Most backup programs have a step where the directory of
yesterday's files is copied (hard linked) to a directory for
today's files and then the updates (differences) are collected via
rsync. In my experience, the hard-linking step (cp -l) becomes
prohibitively slow, e.g. may take a good part of a day, on large
Also, if you value your files, you probably want to run e2fsck
regularly. In my experience, this also becomes extremely slow on
large hard disks. For example, an e2fsck of a 500 GB hard disk,
which might take a mere 20 to 30 minutes on a desktop, takes maybe
five hours of thrashing on a slug.