Over the past few weeks, the host I’ve been with for over 3 years, OVH, announced a rather large price increase of 20% because of Brexit – the current universal excuse to squeeze the customer for more cash. This change has sent the price of my dedicated server solution with
For some time now I’ve been running a large disk array to store all the essential data for my network. The current setup has 10x 4TB disks in a RAID6 array under Linux MD. Up until now the disks have been running in external Orico 9558U3 USB3 drive bays, through
To do some upgrades to my NAS, I needed some SATA power adaptors, to split the PSU out to the planned 16 disk drives. eBay has these for very little money, however there’s a good reason for them being cheap. The marking on the wire tells me it’s 18AWG, which
Sometimes while taking timelapse video on the Pi, it misses frames, for no apparent reason. I have been playing with various combinations of disks/SATA cases to see what the bottleneck is. Oddly enough a faster drive actually made the problem worse! Here’s an example of some really bad frame skipping,
This is a device to use an IDE or SATA interface drive via a USB connection. Here is the front of the device, IDE interface at the bottom, 2.5″ form factor. PCB removed from the casing. USB cable exits the top, 12v DC power jack to the left. SATA interface
This is a Western Digital drive recently removed from my laptop when it died of a severe head crash. Top of drive can be seen here. Here the cover has been removed from the drive, showing the platter, head arm & magnet. Yellow piece top left is head parking ramp.