[Novalug] Is this an instant server? What's the catch?
macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 12:41:42 EDT 2009
On Monday 13 April 2009 12:14:25 pm Theodore Ruegsegger wrote:
> Back in February, Joseph Brinkley posted to the NovaLUG list about a
> tiny-form-factor computer:
> I put this on hold until after tax season, but now I'm considering
> buying one or more of these devices to replace several aging, huge,
> noisy, heat-generating, power-sucking servers.
> Is this really as easy as that? Can I just plug it into the wall, plug
> in an external USB disk drive (I have in mind something needing no
> separate power, like the 400GB Western Digital WDME4000TN, details in
> link below), connect it to my 100MB LAN, and just load up my
> favorite distro, apps and data?
An unpowered external enclosure will only work if the USB port is powered.
I'm not sure that is the case.
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