Using external USB2.0 HDD for backup

Colin Percival cperciva at
Wed Oct 11 13:13:00 PDT 2006

Toomas Aas wrote:
> Does anyone have good experience using external USB 2.0 HDD for backup
> with FreeBSD 6?

Yes.  I have a 250GB Seagate drive inside a Vantec NexStar3 USB enclosure
and it works quite well -- the performance is slightly worse than the raw
drive specs, but at 25 MB/s transfer rate it's certainly good enough for

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Colin Percival

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