Lockdown fiddling

From: ANT_THOMAS12 May 2020 22:34
To: william (WILLIAMA) 71 of 76

I'm curious about those hard drive caddies?
From: william (WILLIAMA)12 May 2020 22:47
To: ANT_THOMAS 72 of 76
I found these a while back. They're brilliant -  and dirt cheap on eBay. I bought a load for 99p each. The drive just snaps into the plastic adaptor and then they're 3.5" bay sized. I used them here because they provide a bit of space for air flow and can be stuck together with sticky foam fixers. Here's a link on eBay, but I think you can get them on Amazon (for a bit more £) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143478268428
EDITED: 12 May 2020 22:47 by WILLIAMA
From: ANT_THOMAS13 May 2020 08:58
To: william (WILLIAMA) 73 of 76
Ahh, I thought they were 3.5" for some reason. Very useful though.

I think I 3D printed a 2 x 2.5" to 3.5" caddy a while ago when I couldn't be bothered waiting for shipping and wanted to fit some SSDs RIGHT NOW.
From: william (WILLIAMA)13 May 2020 09:07
To: william (WILLIAMA) 74 of 76
One thing on the Pi4 NAS setup: don't be a knob like me and format the NAS drives as NTFS. Raspbian has enough clevers to let it work just fine and is too polite to mention anything, but you will lose two thirds of your network speed and it will be generally much, much, slower, so that backups, big copy-jobs etc. take forever.
From: ANT_THOMAS13 May 2020 09:14
To: william (WILLIAMA) 75 of 76
exFAT or ext4?
From: william (WILLIAMA)13 May 2020 12:36
To: ANT_THOMAS 76 of 76
Well, right now I'm changing them to ext4.