Re: OT Tape backup recomendations
David Purton wrote:
On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 07:00:19AM -0500, Haines Brown wrote:
I recommend that you consider an external USB drive for backups.
Anything to avoid regarding linux with these beasts?
Yes. See http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/devices.php under the mass
Recently I got myself an Adaptec USB2.0 card that works with kernel
2.4.22 (didn't try earlier kernels), and a Samsung 120G disk in an
IceCube enclosure. Transfer rates are not what is being touted but it's
good enough for me. The Samsung disk doesn't get too hot. How reliable
all that is I cannot tell yet after a few weeks. The web site tells of
hickups with certain hardware. I occasionally shift only 1 or 2 GB to
and from the disk. Repeated mounts/unmounts sometimes confuse the USB
hdparm -tT /dev/sda1
Timing buffer-cache reads: 584 MB in 2.00 seconds = 292.00 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 32 MB in 3.12 seconds = 10.26 MB/sec