yeah -- spinning up/down isn't a good thing to do imo, due to wear and
I checked this out when building my mythtv box, which used a relatively
recent disk (Western Digital WDC-WD800JB 80GB). That disk is specced for
50k Contact Start/Stop Cycles (CSS), let's say with spinup/down 4 times an
4*24*30 = 2880 cycles per month
50000/2880 = 17.36 months before failure
not very long.
Frank Duignan writes:
> Don't know about quiet - I understand that barracudas are pretty quiet. The
> usual /var disk spin up/down issues apply. There has been disccusion about
> this in the nslu2 community - some have tried ram based /var to some
> success. It may be possible to mount /var on a flash disk but wear & tear
> is then an issue. Simpler just to try and find a *really* quiet disk I
>> On 4/24/06, Cian Davis <davisc at skynet.ie> wrote:
> > Ooohhh..... very very nice!
> > Anyone with recommendations on what HDDs to use with it? Ones that are
> > quiet, support spinning down etc?
> > I've been looking around a bit but it seems to be the only NAS device
> > of this sort that it's easy to put Linux on. Am I wrong?
> > Cheers,
> > Cian
> > Frank Duignan wrote:
> > > the linksys nslu2 at 95 euro does fine and consumes nearly zero power.
> > > well supported linux distro for it too.
> > >
> > > On 4/23/06, SnSmedia <scratchandsniffmedia at eircom.net> wrote:
> > >> Hi all,
> > >> I don't want to start a huge debate but I'm looking for some advice on
> > >> building a little home server. I's sick of the driver trouble I'm
> > having
> > >> with my amd 64 with Nvidia chipset, I have been trying to install
> > gentoo
> > >> on it but for some reason I'm have real trouble with drivers and it is
> > >> giving me the royal hump.
> > >> I'm lookin for a machine that is better with drivers for Linux. I build
> > >> the machines so just a list of chipsets and components is perfect.
> > >> I'm not lookin for anythin fancy, just a machine for ftp and
> > downloading
> > >> stuff and serving my home network. If anybody is gettin rid of a
> > machine
> > >> that can do that, I would be interested in looking at it.
> > >> Thanks
> > >> Les
> > >>
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