[TAG] USB Hard Drives
Bob van der Poel
bvdp at xplornet.com
Thu Aug 17 04:50:48 MSD 2006
Thanks for the comments on this, guys. I was at my not-so-local Staples
earlier today and they had 250gig USB "My Book" drives on for $119 US.
So, I got one. (I really do remember thinking that my first box of 5.25"
floppy disks each holding about 160K would be enough storage for the
REST OF MY LIFE).
It works just fine. Reformatted to ext2 FS and got rid of a bunch of
windows files :)
Just copied my base file system over. 92,000 files; 24 gig in about 28
minutes. No screamer, but no slouch either. And, really, for backups who
cares about speed.
Seems to be very little noise or heat on this. And it has an automatic
10 minute power-down built in. So, I'll just leave it plugged in.
I'll have to see if it will auto-mount, etc. But, I don't see any
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
EMAIL: bvdp at xplornet.com
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