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Re: [SLUG] LaCie 2TB 2Big Dual + debian (LaCie SATA II PCI-Express eSATA cards)
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] LaCie 2TB 2Big Dual + debian (LaCie SATA II PCI-Express eSATA cards)
- From: Dave Kempe <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 18:51:07 +1000
- Cc: Slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Every external firewire/usb drive i've used has ended up giving me hard
drive failure, and in some cases heart failure. Other people whose
opinion I respect have come to the same conclusion. I get the impression
that the problem has to do with power supply on the external device, but
I haven't figured that out for certain.
I haven't used Lacies. Are they better?
Lacies are better. Still fail after about 1 year though on average.
They are cheap enough to just buy more of them and rotate them. I use
backupninja with rdiff-backup and labelmounts to handle the magic.
Backupninja is just a tricky shell script which gives some uniformity to
backup scripts - worth checking out.