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  1. I couldn't resist and bought a Rapsberry Pi 4B with 4GB RAM.

    about 4 months ago from web
    1. @adiwan Oh nice, those finally came around. checks online. Well half the stores I usually go to are down, but I was expecting those things to be at least tripple the price.

      about 4 months ago from web
      1. @drinkingpony don't get me on silly ideas. I didn't consider selling mine until now. I want to use mine as a home server and NAS, especially because of the separate gigabit network.

        about 4 months ago from web
        1. @adiwan I was not selling any silly idea's. But I might think about building a NAS myself. Though the only thing that is on my mind prior to just doing it would be if I can get hard drives to spin down when not in use while still online.

          At least the last time I tried that, that part alone gave me lots of nightmares.

          about 4 months ago from web
          1. @drinkingpony my external hard drives spin down after 10 minutes being idle.

            about 4 months ago from web
            1. @adiwan Well, that works. However the last time I was toying around with it I was hooking them up directly with SATA. Resulting in no spindown.

              That might actually be the sollution I was looking for ( though not one that I wanted per-se ). Just offload the spindown timer to the IC that also translates SATA into USB 3.X.

              Wait does the new RPi have USB 3.X. ?

              about 4 months ago from web
              1. @drinkingpony The new RPi has two USB3 ports as well as two USB2 ports. Regarding to SATA and spindown: Look up the program hdparm. With it you can configure a spindown-time for each connected drive separately.

                about 4 months ago from web
                1. @adiwan Hmm, hdparm... now my nightmare is complete. I remember tinkering with that and super redacted outings of suffering and destruction

                  about 4 months ago from web
                  1. @drinkingpony I remember when there used to be a bug in the Linux Kernel that would stop the disk too often and overload it. You had to use hdparm to reset it every time you started or woke the computer. Good times.

                    about 4 months ago from web
                    1. @thismightbeauser Well, at least then I kinda know I was not insane for going insane.

                      about 4 months ago from web