[owncloud-devel] Western Digital proposal

tflidd tflidd at aspekte.net
Mon Dec 14 17:29:22 GMT 2015


sudden power outs aren't good on any system, do you know if other ARM
boards handle this situation better? Luckily, I didn't have any problems
with my SD-card so far.

Raspberry Pi2 is widely spread and inexpensive. The performance for
basic use cases is sufficient (calendar, contact, some documents and
pictures). If there is a good working solution on RPi2, this can be
ported to other devices as well (the other way round is more difficult).
Gbit-network, USB 3.0 is nice, you could add a second hard drive for a
RAID-system (isn't that what you want on a cloud?) but then you end up
at 170$ instead of 90$.


On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 5:24 PM, Rumesh Hapuarachchi wrote:
> Agree with Suchetla about the first fact. Not only by power outs but
> there are number of ways that the SD card getting corrupted. Though it
> is able to re flash OS into the SD, it is a huge headache.
> Rumesh
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 8:46 PM, suechtla <suechtla at gmail.com
> <mailto:suechtla at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I read the article about the PiDrive and like to contribute a bit.
>     As I am studying electronics and interested in IT and networking
>     stuff, I am familiar with software development and its problems.
>     Unfortunatly I do not like writing code. My contributions are
>     looking towards hardware and networking.
>     Actually I am using ownCloud on a standard x86 server, installed
>     via the ubuntu-packages, without any special config. That is
>     everything i had to do with ownCloud up to now. A typical user :D
>     Nevertheless I want to share my opinion concerning the PiDrive:
>     First of all I have a raspberry pi and a few colleagues also have
>     one, I discovered huge problem with them: our raspberry pi's are
>     eating SD cards, especially by power out-takes!
>     If I would be a user of this device, I do not want to search for
>     the problem and/or buy a new SD card, because my children
>     occasionally pulled out the powerplug.
>     Secondly, the raspberry pi has a bottleneck, its 100Mbit ethernet
>     and its USB port. The CPU has only one USB-Host port and
>     everything, including ethernet and the HDD data has to go thought
>     this. As of today HDDs (and of course SSDs) are much faster than
>     these interfaces.
>     As a conclusion it would be great if there is a second platform
>     (or the RPi is replaced by another SBC). An example would be a
>     platform from hardkernel/ODROID. Those guys supply SBCs with GBit
>     ethernet, eMMC and USB3 options. The USB3 variant called
>     ODROID-XU4 looks great to me.
>     Finally, I just want to make clear, that I will not write any
>     code, as I do not have the right skills and time to do this.
>     Therefore I am not applying for the challenge.
>     I just want to share and discuss my opinions and maybe act as a
>     beta tester for the system.
>     Greetings and good luck everybody!
>     David
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