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Re: Any chance a FireWire drive will work?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Any chance a FireWire drive will work?
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 16:20:13 -0400
- Mail-followup-to: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Quoting STeve Andre' (andres_(_at_)_msu_(_dot_)_edu):
> I have been sporadically using a LaCie FW drive, and it
> basically works. I've not had the time to play with it a lot,
> but it was basically functional. What I'm not sure of were
> "edge" conditions, like filling the disk up or running out of
> inodes, etc.
> Further investigations and reports on the success of using
> it would be a good thing, I think.
What's the mechanism on that? Oxford chipset? something
else? Got a snippet of dmesg?
Also, I'd note that 60GB laptop drives are not too uncommon. At
this point, stuff > than that is often not needed on the road and
can live on a server. I've got 40GB of mp3s (not on obsd) which
is 17 days worth of music. That's enough for hotel use.
The external drives can be a pain for regular laptop use - cumbersome,
need power, etc. You're carrying around an IDE drive. They are
faster than most laptop drives, great for backups, etc.