Maximum Number of USB Mass Storage Devices
dking at ketralnis.com
Sat Feb 20 09:54:30 UTC 2010
> Thanks David. My question was specific to FreeBSD's limitations rather than
> USB limitiations.
You're not going to get "hundreds of them" on a single bus, whether it's FreeBSD's limitation or USB's.
> On 19/02/2010, David King <dking at ketralnis.com> wrote:
>>> I have a requirement to connect a large number of USB bus powered
>>> hard disks to a FreeBSD 8.0 system. I am talking about hundreds of them.
>> The USB spec itself limits to 127 devices per bus, including hubs (and
>> including the internal hub-like device on many busses). <
>>> I am aware of the power and bus limitations and intend to use power hubs
>>> multiple server USB ports to overcome this issue. My question is this:
>>> Does FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE have an operating system limitation on the
>>> of USB storage devices I can connect and mount.
>>> Patrick Collins
> Patrick Collins
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