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Re: file systems



Stan Hoeppner <stan@hardwarefreak.com> writes:

> prad put forth on 4/20/2011 11:43 PM:
>
>> we want to run our servers through virtual box off usb drives which is a
>> total departure from what we've done over the years. so might as well
>> throw in a new fs too. :D
>
> Why USB?
>
since our volume is pretty small we only require around 10G.
the idea is to keep bkps on usb drives, so that if one fails, it's just
a simple plug-in to get things going again. we were thinking that we
avoid any possibility of hd failure/replacement this way and likely
reduce power requirements too.

i've read that usb3 has faster write access than hd (though usb2
apparently didn't). read access though is apparently just as good with
usb2.

we haven't evaluated the idea fully yet though and are just
contemplating the possibility as a sort of poorman's solid state drives.

-- 
in friendship,
prad


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