[kwlug-disc] How much CPU to keep a disk fed? [Was: Re: Which vendor for Raspberry Pi kits?]

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Mon Dec 9 23:17:38 EST 2013

Just how much CPU power does it take to keep a (USB? eSata?) disk fed, 

(Guess it depends if you're running something checksumming, like BTRFS, 
I suppose, too?)

I've seen some mirroring (striping?) external USB boxes, but I wonder if 
catching a multi-GB rsync feed nightly would be beyond a Pi.

Note: My question, not Khalid's. Different beastie.

Are there other 'Pi' beasties out there?

On 13-12-09 10:22 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> I am considering building a small server that would have a largish USB
> disk. The server would be rsynced from the main server, and runs minidlna
> for access to photos, videos, music, ...etc.
> The Raspberry Pi seems like a good platform for this, being low power and
> runs Linux.
> Online sites are selling kits that include a power supply, SD card
> preloaded with NOOBS, and a case as well.
> So, the question is, anyone here order Raspberry Pis? Where did you order
> it from? Canadian or USA based? Did they ship on time? Did you pay customs?
> Looking for experiences, sites to avoid/recommend, ...etc.
> Examples I saw are Amazon, and this
> http://canada.newark.com/raspberry-pi-accessories
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