[svlug] Sheevaplug ?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Oct 21 20:46:06 PDT 2009
Quoting Benjamin Floering (floering at ieee.org):
> And if you are going to be a stickler and say that I didn't include the HDD
> power, then fine. The WD "green" 1TB external HDD plugged into the
> Sheevaplug burns about 8W, so total that is still a respectable 10X less
> power than before.
Using my PG&E billing calculations with your setup, and adding a second
WD 1 TB external drive (as I really love mirror pairs, because I like my
data and want to keep it), one gets:
Sheevaplug w/512 MB RAM: 5W
Drive #1: 8W
Drive #2: 8W
Cost per month in electricity, at my current residential rate: ~$4
(cf. the current ~$20/month for the PIII with 1.5 GB RAM and three
relatively power-thirsty but fast and reliable U320 SCSI drives).
Does seem kinda nice, but I'd appreciate a few pioneers doing it first. ;->
Thank you very much for the details, by the way.
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