I need some advice on BIG external storage units

Peter Sabaini peter at sabaini.at
Sat May 10 13:09:53 UTC 2008


On Friday 09 May 2008 22:43:30 Tom Rausner wrote:
> Hi !
>
> I'm going to by myself a BIG (1 TB, maby 2..) external storage. The
> question is; what to by ? A lot of them are pointed at geting used
> with Windows and that might be a problem (internal software etc.).
> Are there some ones amongst you guys, having some experiences to share ?

I use a WD My Book 1TB with USB interface for backups and it works well. Sure, 
if/when the drive spins down, subsequent FS access will hang a little as 
platters spin up again but apart from a few seconds wait that hasn't been a 
problem so far.

FTR I'm using JFS and Dirvish ( http://www.dirvish.org/ ) on that drive.

peter.


> Tom Rausner
> tom at tomtech.dk


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