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September 15, 2008

Bart Trojanowski
jukie
Bart's Blog
» USB2.0 enclosure benchmark

I've noticed my laptop disk filling up... particularly in $HOME/work/*. Lots of little contracts, each involving at least the linux kernel tree of one vintage of another, are to blame.

CoolMax 2.5" Aluminim External Enclosure

To solve this, I decided to pickup an external drive. I am using USB 2.0, because my laptop, Thinkpad x41, has no eSATA or even firewire. So I cannot compare the performance over another connection, but I can have a look at which filesystem (xfs or ext3) will perform my workloads best.

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May 23, 2008

Bart Trojanowski
jukie
Bart's Blog
» is my usb device connected to a fast port?

I started a transfer last night to copy a 700M file to my USB key. It's still going. I figured that it might have been OHCI vs EHCI issue. I had to remind myself how to check.

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