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Re: Alternative to using USB-Stick as mass storage on NSLU2

I've used a Freecom 2.5" drive for a couple of years with good
results. USB powered of course.

I've also used an external WD 3.5" drive which I am very pleased with,
and since WD offers a wide variety of 2.5" drives at good prices I
would go for one of those.


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 18:02,  <u7l11ey@mail.lrz-muenchen.de> wrote:
> John Holland wrote
>> You could use a 2.5" HDD. The Momentus has a typical usage specified @
>> 1.5W seek and .7W idle.
> Thanks for pointing out the low energy consumption of modern 2.5" HDs.
> Since others mentioned that SD is even less suitable for my purpose, I
> think I'll go that route.
> Can anybody recommend a specific model of an external 2.5" drive that
> works well with a slug under Debian (Lenny armel), preferably USB-powered
> so I don't need an extra power supply?
> I've read a lot on nslu2-linux.org about spindown issues with HDs
> connected to a slug. Since my slug is logging data continuously 24/7, I
> guess I shouldn't let the HD spin down at all. Is that assumption correct?
> Regards, Richard
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