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24718Re: [nslu2-linux] Low power / quiet drive

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  • Doug
    Jan 1, 2011
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      OK,  This is something you have done? If so how long have you run it and did you set it up for minimal writes? My concern is the reliability of the flash drives on the nslu2.  The problem is that the nslu2 has minimal RAM space. Perhaps a Sheva plug or some other ARM device with more RAM might work better.

      Doug Crompton

      From: jon pounder <jonp@...>
      To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sat, January 1, 2011 9:01:59 PM
      Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] Low power / quiet drive


      On 01/01/2011 08:59 PM, Doug wrote:

      if you don't need a ton of space go with a sata to CF adapter and just
      get a compact flash stick the size you need.
      it doesn't get much quieter than flash.

      or just get a huge usb stick and plug it right in instead of a usb harddrive

      > I wonder what the groups experience has been with low power drives under Linux
      > on the nslu2? I see there are a lot of complaints about the WD Cavier Green
      > drives but others seem to have no problems. I want a drive that runs cool, draws
      > less power, and does not require a cooling fan. 64G would be fine but I know
      > that 500G is probably a minimum now days.
      > I am also interested in experiences with flash drives. I would go that route but
      > the uncertainty of write cycle life leaves me a little concerned. I can remember
      > way back when 10K writes was the norm life, then 100K, 1M, 10M but just what
      > is the write life of these 8-64G USB sticks now and are some better than
      > others? I know you can do things to extend the life but what have real
      > experiences been? Has anyone "burned" one of these useless on an nslu2?
      > Doug Crompton
      > WA3DSP
      > www.crompton.com
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