Casey Bralla on 26 May 2013 14:52:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Raspberry Pi NAS questions, cont'd

Which NTFS driver are you using? I think it's gotten better, but I recall reading (don't know where) that the NTFS write ability was poor.


Raspian should be OK, I would think, especially if you run it in text mode.




On Sunday 2013-05-26 5:44:39 PM Adam Zion wrote:

 OK, good responses. But a few things...

* I don't intend this to be a "real" NAS, per se. Its main job will be to serve as backup storage. I don't intend, for instance, to have streaming videos coming from it. What I *would* like, however, is for it to be able to copy files from one USB-connected disk to the other w/o dying. I just ran a test, and the Pi was apparently unable to run rsync when throttled to 24 Kbps; that's hardly a screaming rate. Any ideas on what ight be a "safer" way to copy between the disks other than rsync?

* Is Raspbian perhaps not the right OS for this? Would Arch be a lighter-weight solution?

* I understand that NTFS puts a higher load on the CPU than other file systems. Would ext2 be better than ext3 for this?




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