[Soekris] net4801 and 2.5" harddrive recommandations plz
chuck+soekris at 2004.snew.com
Thu Jul 22 01:22:29 UTC 2004
Quoting Kelly Yancey (kelly at nttmcl.com):
> On Sat, 17 Jul 2004, Didier Wiroth wrote:
> >I'm ready to purchase my first net4801, it will be used with openbsd (as
> >my home firewall) with pf, named (caching only) and dhcpd.
> >I would like to add a 2.5" harddrive,
Really, for what use? That makes all the diff.
> 3. IBM^H^H^HHitachi drives suck. Mine is less than 6 months old and
> already reports bad sectors (I'm preparing to RMA it once I get
> the remaining data off). I had heard horror stories to the extent
> that acquaintances within large corporations refused to use (then)
> IBM drives in any of their servers anymore. I thought maybe the
ALL drive makers suck. Anyone with experience will refuse to buy
Today, the key goal for a drive maker is to make it cheaper.
Save $2 and you can lower the price. And sell more.
As for time of life? I could RMA the 4GB drives I've had fail.
But generally, the time of the effort gets me a 40GB drive.
When your 80GB drive eats in it 3 years, we'll be looking
at the selloff pile in stores at those old 250GB drives.
I'd suggest that you WANT a case, because cases make for air FLOW.
The extreme example is any SGI. Run it with no cover and it will
die. The cover channels the air from the fans over the components.
A fan (or chimney) that makes air pass over your soekris with
drive will make it happier.
My only idle wish is that the USB were USB 2.0 and more useful for
That said, my little key flash "drive" works just fine - giving me
a portable, easily replaced 128MB in addition to the CF.
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