I need some advice on BIG external storage units
tom at rausner.dk
Fri May 9 21:17:45 UTC 2008
fre, 09 05 2008 kl. 14:08 -0700, skrev Steve Lamb:
> I'd say stay away from USB or, at best, be very cautious of it. I got
> an external USB drive, only 120Gb, and figured it would be a nice place
> to store all of my low-turnover, high-space files (OGG/FLAC of my CDs
> for example). Hooked it up to my Debian box, got it formatted for ext3
> and then found out that if it is not in constant use it spins down.
> Once spun down it would not reactivate prior to Linux timing out on the
> operation. Pretty worthless if I can only read/write to it within
> minutes of plugging it in.
Ok...!? Didn't know that fact..
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