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Seagate DockStar and power consumption

after yesterday's commits, I can confirm that my DockStar is stable. The clock 
is running fine and the system is working perfectly.
I've decided to do some tests and plugged a kill-a-watt like device. In 
standby, with NetBSD running and a Sandisk 4GB micro cruzer usb device plugged, 
it uses around 11.5 W. It's ok, still I expected a bit less from this device. 
I've read great things about the Sheevaplugs using just 2/3 watts, so I thought 
this could be as good as the Sheeva. I was wrong. Anyway, it's ok.
I've then decided to do some more tests, and I installed Debian on the same 
memory device. Same conditions, using Debian, the Dockstar requires 9 W. So 2.5 
W less than NetBSD. Is there anything I am missing or is it just that Linux has 
a more complete power management?

Asking the other DockStar owners: do you confirm this is the normal power usage 
of this little jewel? 


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