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  1. RAID5 with USB pen drives.........................Opinions please!

    I have a bunch of these 64mb USB pen drives I've collected from various vendors
    and conferences. Anyway, I was bored and thought.........Hey! why not RAID them
    together! I'll go and buy a USB hub with as many ports as possible and fill up
    the ports with my 64MB pen drives.

    Now, I am wondeing what software I should use. I have windows xp at work. Only
    think I can think of is Volume Manager for Windows. Anyother ideas?

  2. Re: RAID5 with USB pen drives.........................Opinions please!


    Boll Weevil wrote:
    > I have a bunch of these 64mb USB pen drives I've collected from

    various vendors
    > and conferences. Anyway, I was bored and thought.........Hey! why

    not RAID them
    > together! I'll go and buy a USB hub with as many ports as possible

    and fill up
    > the ports with my 64MB pen drives.
    >
    > Now, I am wondeing what software I should use. I have windows xp at

    work. Only
    > think I can think of is Volume Manager for Windows. Anyother ideas?



    Why not install Linux which is free to download and use the Linux LVM
    tools ?

    My colleague and I were joking about a similar thing a couple of months
    back after collecting yet another free USB stick each from one of our
    vendors. We were toying with the idea of creating a USB hedgehog style
    SAN with many many USB sticks.

    On a more sensible note the sticks were great for learning how the
    Linux LVM works.

    Regards

    Ben


  3. Re: RAID5 with USB pen drives.........................Opinions please!

    In article , Boll Weevil
    wrote:

    > I have a bunch of these 64mb USB pen drives I've collected from various
    > vendors and conferences. Anyway, I was bored and thought.........Hey!
    > why not RAID them together! I'll go and buy a USB hub with as many
    > ports as possible and fill up the ports with my 64MB pen drives.
    >
    > Now, I am wondeing what software I should use. I have windows xp at work.
    > Only think I can think of is Volume Manager for Windows. Anyother ideas?


    I saw a write up where a series of UJSB Floppy Drives were set up as a
    RAID set. This was using a the Mac OS X which has the LVM built in.
    ;-)

  4. Re: RAID5 with USB pen drives.........................Opinions please!

    On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 08:04:21 -0500, James Lorenzen
    wrote:

    >I saw a write up where a series of UJSB Floppy Drives were set up as a
    >RAID set. This was using a the Mac OS X which has the LVM built in.
    >;-)


    Yea... I've seen that too. Actually, that's what sparked up my idea.


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    Boll Weevil wrote:
    > On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 08:04:21 -0500, James Lorenzen


    > wrote:
    >
    > >I saw a write up where a series of UJSB Floppy Drives were set up as

    a
    > >RAID set. This was using a the Mac OS X which has the LVM built in.
    > >;-)

    >
    > Yea... I've seen that too. Actually, that's what sparked up my idea.


    Someone's done it with iPod Shuffles as well.

    http://www.wrightthisway.com/Articles/000154.html


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