On using Firewire drives for backups (was: Re: SCSI Disk/Controller advice please - fun - usb)
On Oct 30 2004, Ron Johnson wrote:
On Sat, 2004-10-30 at 00:33 -0700, Alvin Oga wrote:
> but people still think usb hd is what they want .... geez...
> ( it's their $$$ for time and hw )
That's why I voted with my $$$ for a firewire enclosure
That's what I did also: motivated by the good performance of my iPod when
connected the Firewire port of my iBook both under MacOS X and under Linux
and looking to be as prepared as possible in the event of crash recovery, I
bought myself a Firewire enclosure for an IDE drive and a vanilla Firewire
card for my Desktop.
I have been quite happy with this strategy ever since. And the nice point
is that current Linux kernels are able to use HFS+ quite well, which is a
good compromise between a filesystem that can be used with Linux and with
other OSes (it allows symlinks, which VFAT doesn't and it can be journaled,
which VFAT also doesn't allow).
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