24727RE: [nslu2-linux] Re: Low power / quiet drive
- Jan 3, 2011
I just wonder why consider a Microdrive when they are such low capacity (2GB-6GB from a quick google search). USB Flash Drives are 10 times the size for roughly the same price. As to reliability I just periodically make an image backup of everything, the procedure is documented on the NSLU2 wiki. I’ve been running my Slug for a couple of years now, 24/7, with 2 USB flash drives, no problems. I use it mainly as a proxy server and sometimes for torrent downloads.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Doug <dsc3507@...> wrote:
>I don't know about opinions (there's one for every monkey), but I know that mine have been highly reliable for about five years. I run Web servers on them.
> Well the microdrives are small and low power but I am not sure they are more
> reliable. It seems there is a bunch of opinions on that.
Microdrives are known to require careful handling -- they won't survive a drop that a Flash drive can survive. So any use that requires tumbling from a balcony would eliminate microdrives. Apart from that, I suggest not heeding unsubstantiated opinion. Microdrives work. (o:
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