[Soekris] net4801-50 as a file server

Wim Vandeputte bunbun at kd85.com
Tue Mar 29 23:24:04 UTC 2005


Actually, I found a way to get the 24/7 rated 2.5" drives from Fujitsu,
they are supposed to withstand the abuse. Their 'automotive' version is
also another series, but that is a bit of scope here, I don't see vibrations
to be the main problem.


On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 07:09:24PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <424986B0.1060708 at lphp.org>, Antoine Jacoutot writes:
> 
> >Now, I have a question which might sound dumb but here it goes...
> >I would like to use a Soekris box as a file server (samba+NFS). I looked 
> >at the mailing list archives and found out that the 2.5 HD "Hitachi 
> >Travelstar 7K60" might be a good choice for that. This server will be on 
> >24/24, is it possible or is it just a stupid idea...
> >I'm looking for some feedbacks about that kind of configuration. Note 
> >that from what you could say, I might use another hard drive.
> 
> It depends a lot on how much work you will give the harddisk.  Laptop
> disks are not made to work constantly, so if your work is just a mail
> server and a few files here and there for personal use, then it is
> no problem, but if you put a lot of clients on your server the disk
> will die much faster than you think.
> 
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