I need some advice on BIG external storage units

Tom Rausner 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..

Tom.





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