[Freedombox-discuss] Harddrive + Excito B3

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Sat May 7 22:25:43 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:

> Those are good arguments for using harddrive instead of flash drive, but
> not for requiring it to be inside same box as the computer.
> Here are a few arguments for putting the harddrive separate from the
> computer, attached with a USB cable:
>  * Heat easier gets away (less likely need of a noisy fan)
>  * Wider choice - some want it small, others want RAID...
>  * You can use same hardware as is actually the aim of the FreedomBox:
>    Cheap Plug devices!

Yes, but if possible e-sata is preferable to USB attachment.
It is faster and, unlike USB, it supports the SATA erase

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