[aklug] Re: low-power, bare bones Linux-based drive cage

From: Mark Bolzern <Mark@NUSalaska.com>
Date: Fri Jul 19 2013 - 11:12:03 AKDT


I've been fine with drives using USB 2.1 or above. 3.0 is as fast
practically anything else.

I'm screw post mounting the components in an industrial box for use in
harsh conditiona.

You might try a case like this
The O-Droid will fit easily in the space taken by a regulat height 5.25
drive and only needs 2 amps at 5volts for power.


On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:33 AM, Joshua J. Kugler <joshua@eeinternet.com>wrote:

> On Thursday, July 18, 2013 13:35:14 Mark Bolzern wrote:
> > Joshua,
> >
> > You could use a flashed ASUS RT-N16 router (MIPS) under $100 to run one
> or
> > more 4TB Seagate usb based backup drives. I do this and have mine flashed
> > with Tomato. It is also my Router/VPN
> Something like that occurred to me. But, a couple niggles:
> 1) For neatness, I wanted it all in one package, and not have drives and
> cables running everywhere.
> 2) In the past, I have hit data integrity issues running drives over USB,
> and
> much prefer a SATA interface. Maybe that is no longer an issue, but I
> still
> prefer an interface designed for moving bulk data.
> > Alternatively you could use an ARM based
> > ODroid<
> http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/711478-how-to-run-linux-on-odroi
> > d-u2-a-monster-of-an-arm-machine>board (Monster of an ARM machine)
> running
> > Ubuntu and plug those Seagate USB drives directly into it. I've done this
> > already using the X2
> > version<
> http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php?g_code
> > =G135235611947>of this board.
> >
> > Take the electronics out of the drives, and mount them in any plastic
> > boxwith the Odroid using screw posts, give it some bottom to top venting
> > and it's all in one box too.. and virtually silent.
> I actually came across the ODroid when I was doing my research. What do
> you
> use as a case? Will it fit three or four drives? I would love a solution
> like
> this, except for one thing: this isn't strictly for me. It will be used in
> a
> business application. So, while I can support it, I need to know from the
> get-
> go that it will all work as planned. If I'm putting it together (and there
> are no crystal-clear this-has-worked-here-are-the-steps howtos), then I
> kind
> of have to look elsewhere.
> Thanks for the pointers and ideas!
> j
> --
> Joshua Kugler
> Part-Time System Admin/Programmer
> http://www.eeinternet.com - Fairbanks, AK
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