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Re: Seagate DockStar and power consumption
> As for stability in general, I think it's too soon to say how stable it is.
Maybe it is. But today I spent the whole day compiling and doing other
stressing operations and it was quite stable.
> Under heavy I/O to the TDK branded 32 gig USB stick, the device lags
> pretty badly. Seems worse than just I/O performance on the USB stick,
> but I could be wrong.
I think you're right. Booting in Linux, I see it to be snappier. When there's
heavy I/O, it just becomes very very slow, much slower than expected. More,
I've been also installing a complete NetBSD system on an external 5400rpm
drive, and it's also VERY slow there.
> Someone mentioned earlier that rsync would hang. I have this problem
> as well. netstat -i doesn't show errors. It just sits there. I haven't
> looked any farther into it yet. This is what I do:
I rsynced an entire backup server. It has more or less 45/50 GB of small files,
and around 200 GB of bigger ones.
No hangs at all, just a bit slow. Generally speaking, I found out that this
device is quite slower than my Alix board (Amd Geode 500Mhz).
> I wanted to try another USB network adapter but when I plug it in
> there's no phy. I noticed that the kernel config file doesn't have a
> phy associated with USB ethernet adapters for whatever reason.
I tried to plug an external usb wifi (D-Link G122) I had around and it was
detected. I configured wpa-supplicant and it is connected and stable via wifi.
> I also want to do some power testing. I was going to install FreeBSD
> at some point to see how it works.
Let us know what you'll find out.
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