From the page: "prepare to spend two days in figuring out how to make ALL the different brands of USB sticks work."
From the page: "Sit back, take a sip of coke, and congratulate yourself. You are COOL DUDE."
Me and a friend have an idea for a really useless cluster(I'm not revealing the awesomeness of this idea) for which this RAID might be useful. Too bad it won't work for very long if data is actually continuously written to the array. However, with our plan, that would not be an issue. Snicker snicker..
So someone built a RAID with USB sticks as the storage medium. This is a totally useless and yet (embarrassingly) totally cool thing to do.
USB stick RAID!
How cool is this?
awesome, building an raid array out of usb sticks..have to try that myself
Shows how to build a raid array of USB sticks.
Awesome / Funny tutorial. I think Flash HD's will render RAID somewhat obsolete.
Useless but funny :)
Cool linux raid array with USB thumb drives.
Actually, if you used four 4GB sticks, you could be talking a reasonable OS drive, maybe. Only 480Mb/sec, though :( Are 200GB flash memory hard drives here, yet? ;)
Making raid out of (some) usb drives using a usb hub and some linux device management tricks.
Although performance could be improved by not using a usb hub.
why? because it was there
er, the review that said "large chunk of hardware" they are on keyrings for fucks sake
If nothing else, it's a real way to play around with software RAID without requiring hard drives. Amusing nonetheless.
These guys obviously know nothing about the thing they're doing. Measuring disk performance with date!? You've got to be kidding me.