24754Re: Low power / quiet drive
- Jan 8, 2011FYI as a data point, mine is still running on the original 512MB PNY Attache drive installed in November 2006. It served as my sole CUPS print server up until last year, then primarily small scale NAS duty only until the recent conversion to a dedicated 1-wire network controller.
I did the .ext3flash approach to minimize wear from day 1.
--- In email@example.com, Robert Vassar <rvassar@...> wrote:
> FWIW - I have been running a NSLU2 on flash thumb drives for years.
> I use mine as a a kind of network watchdog & utility server. It
> lives in a neglected corner running simple scripts and cron jobs,
> BIND (I have a split-horizon zone), etc... The first drive, a brand
> name 1Gb stick, lasted ~1 year and then failed very suddenly. It
> gave no warning at all, and just suddenly stopped working. If any
> errors were logged they were lost, as the device became completely
> unreadable. I've been running on a cheap no name 512mb stick that I
> found too small for desktop use for more than 2 years now. I do use
> the "noatime" mount option and run without swap.
> My guess is a new / modern 4 - 32Gb will likely outlast any remaining
> usefulness in the NSLU2.
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