Maximum Number of USB Mass Storage Devices

Patrick Collins normalbloke at
Thu Feb 18 06:49:21 UTC 2010

I have a requirement to connect a large number of USB bus powered external
hard disks to a FreeBSD 8.0 system. I am talking about hundreds of them. I
am aware of the power and bus limitations and intend to use power hubs and
multiple server USB ports to overcome this issue. My question is this:

Does FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE have an operating system limitation on the number
of USB storage devices I can connect and mount.


Patrick Collins

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